PhotoDVD is a simple program designed to help you create slideshows from images, so you can view them online or on external devices.
Navigating within this software is very easy, since the interface basically consists of a wizard with five steps.
You can get started by giving your new slideshow a name and importing pictures (via the file browser or the "drag and drop" method).
Plus, you can preview images and edit them when it comes to rotation and effects (e.g. black and white, sepia).
But you can also select the most interesting point of the photograph, set the transition duration and style, specify the image display time, add a caption, and more.
In the next steps you can add a soundtrack to the slideshow and preview it, select the output format (YouTube or DVD video), set the video standard, aspect ratio and DVD menu template, as well as select the path to the working folder and optionally burn the converted project after creation.
While the slideshow is being built, you can preview it and check out elapsed remaining time and the current frame that's being compiled.
In the last step, you can open the output folder in Explorer, play the DVD in the default media player, restart the process, start a new project or exit the program.
The software runs on a very high amount of system resources, can guide you to an online guide in several languages and quickly finishes a task.
On the other hand, there aren't enough image editing options at your disposal and the transitions are not nearly as professional as you would hope. Otherwise, PhotoDVD is very simple to use. We mainly recommend it to newbies.