Making A CD Slideshow?



Scott
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Can anyone recommend a program for creating a slideshow of images
(with transition effects and possible text descriptions) to a CD
and then playing the slideshow on any computer....Win XP only?
I've done a google search and didn't turn up much. The freeware
programs I've looked at are complicated to use, and the person who
wants this program is a computer novice.

Thanks!
Scott

07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
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"Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
news:4297CD54.467A3C84@uslink.net...
> Can anyone recommend a program for creating a slideshow of images
> (with transition effects and possible text descriptions) to a CD
> and then playing the slideshow on any computer....Win XP only?
> I've done a google search and didn't turn up much. The freeware
> programs I've looked at are complicated to use, and the person who
> wants this program is a computer novice.
>
> Thanks!
> Scott

Heirloom
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Windows Movie Maker, that comes with XP, does a very nice job of making
slideshows and has some very interesting transition effects, as well.
Heirloom, old and use what I got

"Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
news:4297CD54.467A3C84@uslink.net...
> Can anyone recommend a program for creating a slideshow of images
> (with transition effects and possible text descriptions) to a CD
> and then playing the slideshow on any computer....Win XP only?
> I've done a google search and didn't turn up much. The freeware
> programs I've looked at are complicated to use, and the person who
> wants this program is a computer novice.
>
> Thanks!
> Scott

emmarzheng@yahoo.com
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
upon your requirement, I recommend Photo2VCD, a practical yet
easy-to-use photo slide show software. you can use it to creat your own
cool photo slideshow with150 transition effects, complete with
backgound music and video chips.

For detailed information: See: http://www.photo2vcd.com

Scott
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Heirloom,

Thanks! I'll give it a try.

Scott

Heirloom wrote:
>
> Windows Movie Maker, that comes with XP, does a very nice job of making
> slideshows and has some very interesting transition effects, as well.
> Heirloom, old and use what I got
>
> "Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
> news:4297CD54.467A3C84@uslink.net...
> > Can anyone recommend a program for creating a slideshow of images
> > (with transition effects and possible text descriptions) to a CD
> > and then playing the slideshow on any computer....Win XP only?
> > I've done a google search and didn't turn up much. The freeware
> > programs I've looked at are complicated to use, and the person who
> > wants this program is a computer novice.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Scott

Dennis Marks
07-10-2005, 02:46 AM
Picasa2 from Google (free)

"Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
news:4297CD54.467A3C84@uslink.net...
> Can anyone recommend a program for creating a slideshow of images
> (with transition effects and possible text descriptions) to a CD
> and then playing the slideshow on any computer....Win XP only?
> I've done a google search and didn't turn up much. The freeware
> programs I've looked at are complicated to use, and the person who
> wants this program is a computer novice.
>
> Thanks!
> Scott

Paul Smith
07-10-2005, 02:46 AM
"Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
news:4297CD54.467A3C84@uslink.net...
> Can anyone recommend a program for creating a slideshow of images
> (with transition effects and possible text descriptions) to a CD
> and then playing the slideshow on any computer....Win XP only?
> I've done a google search and didn't turn up much. The freeware
> programs I've looked at are complicated to use, and the person who
> wants this program is a computer novice.

Photostory 3.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx

Free for Windows XP users.

Channel 9 have a demo with some of the developers available here
http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=26910#26910

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
http://www.windowsresource.net/

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ShopGirl
07-10-2005, 02:46 AM
For my slideshows, which are photos/video of my family, I use ProShow Gold.
It's expensive, but I've tried a lot of them and I find it's the best one out
there. However Windows Movie Maker is as close to ProShow as I've seen...
--
ShopGirl


"Scott" wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a program for creating a slideshow of images
> (with transition effects and possible text descriptions) to a CD
> and then playing the slideshow on any computer....Win XP only?
> I've done a google search and didn't turn up much. The freeware
> programs I've looked at are complicated to use, and the person who
> wants this program is a computer novice.
>
> Thanks!
> Scott
>

Scott
07-10-2005, 02:46 AM
Paul Smith wrote:
>
> "Scott" <golden@uslink.net> wrote in message
> news:4297CD54.467A3C84@uslink.net...
> > Can anyone recommend a program for creating a slideshow of images
> > (with transition effects and possible text descriptions) to a CD
> > and then playing the slideshow on any computer....Win XP only?
> > I've done a google search and didn't turn up much. The freeware
> > programs I've looked at are complicated to use, and the person who
> > wants this program is a computer novice.
>
> Photostory 3.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx
>
> Free for Windows XP users.
>
> Channel 9 have a demo with some of the developers available here
> http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=26910#26910
>
> --
> Paul Smith,
> Yeovil, UK.
> http://www.windowsresource.net/
>
> *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*

Paul,

OK, I downloaded Photostory 3. However, I see that it requires Windows Media
Play 10. I have version 8 on my XP system. Would this be a problem? I had
heard there were come compatibility issues with WMP 10.

Scott


Making A CD Slideshow?