A tool to archive digital photos into DVD/SVCD/VCD compatible MPEG files with hundreds of transition effects and audio. The transformation includes photo to DVD, photo to VCD, photo to MPEG, jpg to mpg and jpg to mpeg.
Pros: This is a tool that creates a video file, from a bunch of photos, suitable for recording onto DVD/SVCD/VCD and viewing on the home TV. The program creates MPEG compressed video. The tool can apply hundreds of transition effects from its library. You can also add audio to the show being created. You can create photo video, photo show on DVD/SVCD/VCD easily. These files can also be viewed on the computer.
It supports PAL/NTSC and the MPEG format standards support so that the content is easily compatible with DVD/SVCD and VCD. The user interface makes all the features easily available to you. For adding background score you could select MP3s from your own collection and you can use multiple of them. As for the transitions you can specify the time required to have the transitions as well as the dwell time for the photo to be displayed. Preview them before you settle on an effect. The audio/video synchronization can be done automatically or you can choose to have it done manually too. Additional elements that you can have added to the photo show are text strings, photo taken dates, file name etc and have these elements added in the font of your choice. Create multiple albums from one set of photographs if you want. Preview facility makes sure you have exactly the kind of show you wanted. The actual conversion process is an automatic and single click process that can be monitored and stopped if you have to before completion.
Cons: Photo edit features that lets you balance contrast or color distribution and lets you resize photos to uniform size would have been an useful addition for creating a high quality presentation.
Overall this is a 3 star application.