DVD Menu Studio is a software that enables you to design personalized menus for the discs you author.
The program doesn't have to be installed onto the computer and since it leaves the registry untouched, it can be considered portable. You can place DVD Menu Studio on a USB flash drive and run in or any PC.
The interface of the program is simple and well organized. You can start a new project and add files in several formats, including JPG, PNG and BMP (the "drag and drop" method is unsupported).
Thus, you can use basic tools such as shape, zoom, add artistic text, insert bitmap, paint new bitmap, add curves and sparkle, rotate, skew, edit lights and position texture.
You can also use the "Undo" and "Redo" buttons and a color picker, snap to guidelines or to grid, enable full render quality with lenses, create transparency from color or intensity, reset transparency and transformation.
In addition, you can toggle the TV safe area, preview the DVD menu, capture the region of a screen or window, create a texture, make adjustments (e.g. brightness, contrast, saturation) and add effects (e.g. sharpen, blur, oil painting, pop art).
Furthermore, you can edit text, apply anti-alias, combine objects, set size and color, trim or crop the canvas, use an advanced HTML slicer, export multimedia and script, and more.
The program uses a low to moderate amount of system CPU and memory. Unfortunately, it doesn't contain a help file, so first-time users can experience problems in learning how to play with it.
On the other hand, DVD Menu Studio didn't freeze or crash during our tests. We recommend it mainly to experienced users.