DVD Slideshow Builder will help you create an entertaining and appealing photo slideshow from the images you capture or gather. This slideshow software offers a handful of editing tools to help you make unique and high quality slideshows. However, we would have liked to see more sharing and output options, and DVD Slideshow Builder's customer support is minimal.

DVD Slideshow Builder's greatest strengths lie within its editing tools. There are three parts to the software: organize, personalize and create. These three sections of the software help break up the creation and editing processes to make designing a photo slideshow fast and quick. During the organize section, you can choose the specific images you want for your picture slideshow. The personalize section allows you to add special touches of your own. In the create section, you can easily publish your work.

This slideshow creator offers more than 450 background/theme templates. This software has one of the largest selections of templates available of all the photo slideshow applications we tested. There is no limit to the number photos you can add to each slideshow, and more than 130 transition effects available.

You will find some rather easy-to-use options on DVD Slideshow Builder. In its create section, you will find a series of clip art images, sounds and photo effects to help you perfect the introduction and credits of your slideshow.

Unfortunately, there are no tools available to help you generate and create design elements yourself. Instead, you must use the prefabricated effects that DVD Slideshow Builder offers in order to jazz up your slideshow.

Once you've completed your picture slideshow, you can click on the create tab to access a series of input and output options. You can burn picture slideshows to DVDs, save them to your computer in a number of different video file formats and export them in a format that is compatible with popular mobile devices. You can also save your slideshows in several high definition (HD) formats.

However, there are a few limitations placed on the sharing and output options this application offers. You can share your slideshows on YouTube and social networks such as Facebook, but you cannot create an interactive CD or email your slideshows directly from the software.

DVD Slideshow Builder is lacking in the help and support department. This application doesn't offer phone support. You can receive answers to many of your questions by sending an email, reading the user guide and checking a community forum. Without more direct help and support, you really are limited if you run into any unaddressed questions while using this software. 

DVD Slideshow Builder Summary:

This slideshow software can produce appealing picture slideshows, but it is not especially outstanding. There are a handful of options you can choose from to truly make your picture slideshows your own. However, we would have liked to see more help and support options, as well as sharing options such as interactive CD creation and email sharing. If you want an application with a large selection of editing features and tools, DVD Slideshow Builder may be the photo slideshow software you are looking for.

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DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe 6.1.13

DVD Slideshow Builder offers more than 450 background templates and 130 transition effects. This software is also separated into three sections, which makes slideshow creation quick and enjoyable.

This slideshow software does not offer telephone support. You cannot share your DVD slideshow on an interactive CD or via email.

The Verdict:

You can make appealing slideshows using DVD Slideshow Builder. This application is fairly easy to use and offers many customization options to help you create slideshows that are truly your own. However, it does lack several features and tools, which is why it ranks lower in our lineup.