PROS / DVD SlideShow is fairly easy to use. This software features 30 transition options along with the ability to include video clips, an audio track and text. DVD SlideShow has excellent customer support; we received an email response within hours after sending a help request.
CONS / This slideshow software is very limited when it comes to publishing and sharing options. The only way you can publish the slideshows you make is by burning them to a DVD or VCD.
VERDICT / This application helps you create photo slideshows to display your favorite images. However, DVD Slideshow does not have the full complement of design features, photo-editing tools and export options that are available in many of the best slideshow applications.
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Create and customize your own slideshows using DVD SlideShow. This photo slideshow software creates basic and simple presentations. There are few design elements included in this slideshow software, but there are enough that you can still produce attractive slideshows. However, we are disappointed by the lack of publishing options available with this application.
The first step of creating your photo slideshows using DVD SlideShow is importing your images. Once you have chosen and imported your images, you can begin the design process. DVD SlideShow offers a limited feature set. There are 30 transition effects to choose from, which we were pleased to see. You can also add an audio track to the presentation, along with voice recordings, video clips and text.
DVD SlideShow unfortunately lacks several editing tools. You can't control the timing of the slides. The lack of timing control is a large drawback that eliminates some of the freedom for truly customizing a slideshow. Also, there are no clip art or other embellishment options, and the lack of animation takes away another small creativity feature that we enjoyed in other applications.
Because this software is so basic, it is easy to use. The process for creating your picture slideshows is very straightforward and simple. However, there are glitches. The primary difficulty is that the features sometimes do not work as well as they should. Additionally, there are limitations as to what you can do. Also, if you make a mistake, there is no specialized undo function to quickly fix it.
When it comes to publishing and sharing your photo slideshows with others, DVD SlideShow is very limited. You can only burn your slideshows to a DVD or VCD. You cannot share the presentations on YouTube, Facebook and other social networks, or even create an interactive CD, however. This application also lacks the ability to publish slideshows in high definition and to Blu-ray Discs.
Help and support is where DVD SlideShow stands out. If you have any concerns or questions while using this application, DVD SlideShow's website has many resources you can use. Small tutorials are available on the website, along with FAQs. You can reach a customer support representative via email and telephone. When we sent DVD SlideShow an email, we received a detailed response a few hours later. This company makes you feel like you are their number one priority, and they will assist you in any way possible.
DVD SlideShow is great for individuals who want a straightforward and basic application. If you are not looking for all the embellishments and design features that many of our higher-ranked applications provide, DVD SlideShow would be a fit for you. This slideshow software does its job and helps you create slideshows with your favorite images.