FotoDVD is a simple-to-use software tool that enables you to put together video slideshows from photographs with different file types, such as JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF and TIFF. It has a built-in file explorer for locating images and music.
Installing this application is a fast task that shouldn't give you any trouble. As far as the interface is concerned, FotoDVD adopts a large window with a neatly organized structure, where you can find and add photos to the slideshow.
It's possible to view the image size, preview the slideshow, opt for a serial or random transition (or none), set the transition and interval for the current or all slides, ask the utility to synchronize them, as well as re-arrange the image frames within the slideshow. The supported audio file types for the soundtrack include WAV and MP3. However, it's not mandatory to add music.
Before starting the conversion operation, you can make the previous image disappear gradually, exit the slideshow automatically when it's over, as well as pick the output type between NTSC or PAL DVD (720x480), SVCD (480x480) or VCD (352x240).
It's also possible to set the DVD's minimum and maximum bit rate or reset it to default, change the aspect ratio, indicate the output directory and file name, as well as ask the program to create an MPV and MP3 file instead of an MPEG.
It didn't put a strain on the computer's performance in our testing, since the app required a low amount of CPU and RAM to work properly. Windows didn't hang, crash or prompt error messages during its runtime.
On the other hand, FotoDVD hasn't been updated for a long time and doesn't meet modern standards concerning a video slideshow creator, especially when taking into account that it's not free. Nevertheless, you can test it for yourself.