An excellent way of adding value to your photo collection is by turning your static photo albums into dynamic videos, complete with transitions, effects, an audio soundtrack, and even subtitles. Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Standard offers you all the tools and functions you need to create these pro-looking photo streams in a straightforward and rewarding way and share them online or burn them to DVD.
In order to make it attractive and useful for all potential users, the program has been designed following a wizard-like approach. The overall functionality has been wisely divided into three main tabs or sections – Organize, Personalize, and Create. It couldn’t be simpler. Organize is where you make your photo selection – you can add as many images as you wish from as many devices as you prefer, and even perform some simple edits to them before moving to the next step. Thus, you can rotate and mirror your images, crop them, add some creative filters, auto-repair any lighting mistakes, remove the red-eye effect, and apply captions to them if so desired.
Once all your pictures look as you want them to look, you can move to the Personalize tab, where you can add further effects, cliparts, and transitions to your movie to give it a more professional and creative touch. You can also add a soundtrack here (either your own voiceover narration or any existing audio track), as well as subtitles and credits to personalize your videos. To arrange your pictures in the right way and see how the various transitions and effects fit, you are offered both a storyboard and a timeline display. The program’s excellent preview window will let you check whatever changes you apply before moving to the final Creation tab.
There is where you save your movie as a standalone video file (standard or HD quality), send it to a mobile device, share it to YouTube, or burn it to DVD to enjoy your movie on your TV screen. If you opt for the DVD, the program offers you tools to author your discs with a series of attractive menu templates that not only add a nice background to your videos but also professional navigation buttons and controls.
The result is a stunning disc with all your favorite photos nicely linked and mixed in as many pro-looking videos as you wish. The program’s ease of use guarantees that anyone can enjoy its professional functionality, wisely disguised under a suitable-for-all interface. Those three simple steps hide Wondershare’s high level of experience in media creation and editing.
- Three-step functionality
- Wide range of filters, effects, and transitions
- DVD authoring tools
- Basic editing features
- Subtitle support
- Storyboard and timeline display
- Voiceover recording
- Limited template customization