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Offline alibarber

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Making a photo DVD
« on: June 11, 2009, 02:44:47 PM »
I've been putting pic's from daughters Debut into a slide show using jpegs of around
 2-3 meg. I've framed each one with a "suitable" label on each.

Now we want to add music and put the whole lot onto a DVD for sending to distant family.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Ali
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Re: Making a photo DVD
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 04:15:34 PM »
Ali- that depends very much on the programs you use? Which program did you use for the slide show? What computer are you on? For PCs there is the easy option: windows movie maker: import all the picture into this little free program- put them on the timeline and then you can add music or voice over or both. For Macs you can use iMovie (also free) => works the same way.
Then there are DVD burning program that let you create a slide show where you can add music. You should have osme free programs on your computer that can do that. (Try Roxio...)
Hope this helps?
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Re: Making a photo DVD
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 07:28:15 AM »
Thanks Steff,

I'll use the windows as you suggest. I like free stuff.

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Re: Making a photo DVD
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 03:52:23 PM »
Ali- before you use the windows movie maker- loo at your dvd burning software. You should have some on your computer- might be faster?
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Re: Making a photo DVD
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 05:20:56 PM »
A relatively easy thing to do. The trick here is patience and a dedicated software package.

A really easy package is called Magix Extreme Photostory on CD and DVD 8.
It uses drag and drop boxes that are really simple to use. You can add text to your photo's as well as T.V. Graphics. You can also put music to the slideshow, opening and closing graphics as well as fade dissolve effects between slides. Really easy to use and there are different burn options, including uploading to You Tube, Facebook etc. the other great thing about this package, it supports 16:9 wide TV ratio as well as 4:3, also you can burn to Blueray recorders as well as standard. The price is approximately £30.00 ($50.00 U.S.). But well worth it.
Here is a link if you are interested www.magix.com

Another good thing is that a lot of other programs tend to compress the slide show and some of the quality tends to be lost. With this program there is no compression loss, so the quality remains. i am sure there are many other programs that will do the job. I have this one and really works for me. Good luck and have fun.


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Re: Making a photo DVD
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 12:03:23 PM »
G'day Guys

I went with the one Stef recommended and am over the moon
with results.

61 pics in total all with frames and labels. 3 songs took the show out to 15 mins
which seemed perfect.

Thanks all for the help

Ali
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