DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

Threads will be shown in descending order for the remainder of this session. To permanently display posts in this order, adjust your preferences.
DPChallenge Forums >> Hardware and Software >> need advice - slideshow software
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 8 of 8, descending (reverse)
AuthorThread
07/26/2008 10:44:33 PM · #1
I just did a family reunion slide show (a few thousand scans of old photos and WWII correspondence) in iDVD '06 (Mac only; it came free with new Macs and was cheap on its own as part of iLife). I had never done one before--I'd only exported video with chapters from iMovie into iDVD and made DVDs.

It was quite easy; I only had to check the documentation a couple of times and the rest was obvious. I didn't even have to use iPhoto--I just dragged photo folders right from the Finder into iDVD.

I didn't take the trouble to label or comment each image. I did one version with fade transitions between slides and it took a looooong time to render (my preference is to save the project as a disc image rather than writing live to a DVD). The same show with no transitions was incredibly quicker to crunch.

The result looks great on the TV, and should be a fun view at the upcoming reunion.

PS: I also have iLife '08 but after hearing what they did to iMovie, I haven't tried the current iDVD yet...
07/26/2008 07:23:39 PM · #2
Originally posted by DarkRider:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Lightroom doesn't allow you to export with music nor does it have the ability to create a dvd.
.


I so wish they would fix that and soon!


Maybe they're fixing it in v2. At the moment you can't export at all in v2. It just hangs.
07/26/2008 01:01:26 PM · #3
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Lightroom doesn't allow you to export with music nor does it have the ability to create a dvd.
.


I so wish they would fix that and soon!
07/26/2008 12:59:59 PM · #4
I have used ProShow by Photodex. This allows you to create slide show, add a sound track and save the out put in various forms. You can create a VCD/DVD so, it can be played on a comerical DVD Plaver, or as an exe to play on a computer, and you can create an auto running CD to play on a computer.
07/26/2008 12:56:48 PM · #5
Lightroom doesn't allow you to export with music nor does it have the ability to create a dvd.

If you use photoshop, you can create a slideshow from there (PS Elements anyway).

PS Premiere Elements is what I use to create slideshows.

I've tried a few of the free ones, some are quite limited in what you can control.
07/26/2008 12:42:53 PM · #6
I use Nero to make slideshows on Cds and DVDs
I use lightroom for on computer slideshow.

Here is a link to a bunch of free/free to try downloads. Hope this helps.
07/26/2008 11:02:59 AM · #7
Lightroom is the program i use for slideshows, i know you could import a soundtrack in it as well. And once you rate your pictures, you determine the speed of the slideshow, the fades, the background color, titles. Its a bit hard to grasp at the beginning, but with time it makes it worth it. good luck
07/26/2008 10:38:33 AM · #8
I need advice for slideshow software.

I want to prepare a slideshow with music for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary.

I need something that's not too expensive (free would be even better) and pretty easy to use.

Any suggestions would be greatly appeciated!

Thanks
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 11/27/2020 12:51:47 PM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/27/2020 12:51:47 PM EST.