PhotoStory on CD & DVD 10 is a powerful tool that will quickly transform your favourite digital images into a polished and professional video slideshow.
The program is packed with features, but also exceptionally easy to use, as a helpful wizard walks you through the slideshow creation process. And so this allows you to import your photos; choose the effects, fades and background music you prefer; add opening and closing credits; and even burn the finished result to a DVD, with your own customised menu.
If you'd like a little more control, though, you can also create your slideshow manually, and that's not at all difficult: just drag and drop the photos you need, and start choosing the options you need. Just right-click an image, for instance, and you're able to optimize its colours, brightness, sharpness and more; you can rotate the picture, mirror it, or zoom in on a particular detail; and apply your choice of fades and video effects.
A Preview window lets you keep track of the project as you're working, and when it's all finished then you share your masterpiece in many ways, from creating a DVD, to creating a video file (WMV, MPEG-2 or MP4), or even uploading the file directly to your Facebook, Flickr or YouTube account.
There's plenty of power here, then, but if it's still not quite enough then you might like to try PhotoStory Deluxe. This gives you more of everything: slideshow styles, video and audio effects, animated decorative elements, title options, DVD templates and so on. And you also get a host of essential bonus features, including integrated image editing, an advanced travel route animation tool, HD output, and a quality cinema-ready 3D look that works on any display.