Using MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 9 deluxe you can transform your digital photographs into breathtaking slideshows that you can share with friends and family. In just a few easy steps you can take photo from your digital camera, images you have scanned and other pictures and burn them to CD or DVD to create an interactive slideshow that can be enjoyed on a computer or standard DVD player.
After choosing the whether you would like to create a CD or DVD based slideshow you can then drag the images you would like to include to the slideshow timeline. By default any images you add will be displayed for 7 seconds, but this can be easily adjusted using a slider. There are a number of transition effects that can be used between images, ranging from simple fades to more elaborate 3D effects.
Text can be added over the top of images or in individual frames to act as captions or title screens, and the program includes image editing features that can be used to enhance poor quality photos. In just a few clicks of the mouse you can adjust colour and brightness as well as choosing from a number of special effects and filters.
You can also add MP3 tracks to act as background music as a well as video clips and music from CDs to accompany your slideshows. When you are happy with your creation you can create an interactive DVD menu that can be used to navigate through the photos you have included in your project. Again, there are a range of templates to choose from and each can be customised with background music, videos and buttons.
The DVDs you create make excellent gifts and MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 9 deluxe includes a cover creator that can be used to design disc covers and labels. As well as creating discs, you also have the option of upload your photos and slideshows to Flickr or YouTube so you can share then with a wider audience.
The deluxe version of the program includes a number of extra features such as the option of creating travel route animations to highlight the places you have visited. You can also create eye catching panoramas from your images as well as picture-in-picture collages. In addition to creating CDs and DVDs, you can also create Blu-ray discs and you have an extended range of disc menus to choose from. The slideshows you create can be enhanced through the use of dynamic camera pans and zooms, and you can choose from a selection of 3D titles effects.
Included with MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 9 deluxe are a number of additional tools such as Photo Manager 9 which make it easy to stay in control of a burgeoning digital photo collection. Music Editor 3 is on hand to enable you to create and edit your own background music tracks while Extreme Photo Designer 6 can be used to perform more advanced photo editing.