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07/26/2008 10:38:33 AM · #1
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
07/26/2008 11:02:59 AM · #2
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 12:42:53 PM · #3
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 12:56:48 PM · #4
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 12:59:59 PM · #5
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 01:01:26 PM · #6
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Lightroom doesn't allow you to export with music nor does it have the ability to create a dvd.
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I so wish they would fix that and soon!
07/26/2008 07:23:39 PM · #7
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.
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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 10:44:33 PM · #8
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...
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