Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe review

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe takes your photos, videos, and audio tracks and transforms them into DVD presentations. It offers hundreds of transitions, effects, and clipart graphics with which you can create a compelling slideshow that you can then turn into a DVD or export as a file or YouTube video format.


Ideal for inexperienced users: Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe does not require any intensive user input, just the basic importing of photos, videos, and audio. The application guides you all the way to DVD burning and file exporting.

Wide personalization options: The personalization stage is the application'… Read more

Create a Ken Burns-style photo project on your iPhone with PhotoMotion

PhotoMotion, from the makers of PhotoToaster, lets you put together a slideshow of images with the popular zooming and panning technique known as the Ken Burns effect, but doesn't offer much else.

There have been a number of apps that duplicated this dramatic style of slow panning over images, but they have often been too complicated or the interface so unintuitive that people simply wouldn't bother. But PhotoToaster, made by the same developers, is one of my favorite photo editors, so I was excited to see how they would handle an entirely different process for creating photo projects. … Read more

Slideshow Studio HD 3 review

Ashampoo's Slideshow Studio HD 3 can take a collection of still pictures and sound clips and turn it into a basic slideshow or a public television-style documentary with music, narration, onscreen text, and special effects. It saves projects as video clips in popular formats that will play on all your devices, plus you can share them with others or post them online. Slideshow Studio HD 3 is freeware that you can try for 40 days without registering. Registration, which is also free, enables support.

At first glance, Slideshow Studio's user interface presents a busy appearance, though it's … Read more

Slideshow 365 review

Slideshow 365 is an easy-to-use app that lets users create and share photo slideshows on their iOS device. The app has some great features, but excessive ads and some functional problems are serious drawbacks.

Slideshow 365's opening screen gives you the option to create a new slideshow, open a saved slideshow, or create a new time lapse project. If you're creating a new slideshow, the app lets you select images from your camera roll, choose transition effects, add music, set the delay between images, and set the date for each photo. You can then preview your slideshow, save … Read more

How to use Keynote to control...Keynote on iOS, Mac

Instead of requiring another app to control Keynote presentations from another device, Apple updated Keynote on iOS to act as a remote.

In order to get the remote functionality to work, there's some extra steps you'll need to take both on your iOS device, and your Mac.

Before you can control a presentation on another device (Mac or iOS), you'll need to enable remote control. To enable it on a Mac, launch Keynote and click on File > Preferences. From there, select the Remotes section and check the box to enable the feature.

On iOS, you'll … Read more

Flipagram helps create videos using your photos

Currently sitting atop the top free app spot in the App Store is an app called Flipagram. The concept behind the app is to help you create what amounts to a slideshow using nothing more than your iOS device. The app -- a universal binary -- works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Upon launching the app you can connect your Facebook and Instagram accounts to it, or rely on photos stored in your Camera Roll to curate your short video.

You can place as many photos, or "Moments" as the app refers to them in your … Read more lets you narrate online slideshows in the moment

Miss the days of real-world slideshows, when your guests would come by to see your vacation photos and hear you tell the story behind the shots? Ukrainian startup TopTechPhoto launched a service called on Wenesday that aims to reproduce the experience online.

The service works over a private chat room on the Web, but the company plans to launch a Facebook app in a week or two that uses the service, too.

Sites such as Flickr or Facebook are fine for sharing photos, but they aren't set up for a live conversational tour of a photo … Read more

Review: Create a basic photo slideshow with 4K Slideshow Maker Portable

It may not have the depth of features that similar programs have, but for ease of use, 4K Slideshow Maker Portable can't be beat. And while the resulting slideshows are not fancy, they look fine.

4K Slideshow Maker Portable comes in a ZIP file, and doesn't require installation. Just click the executable and you're ready to go. The interface is plain but easy to follow, with only a few options found in both the File menu and toolbar to add photos and music and create and preview your slideshow. It doesn't come with any music of … Read more

Review: Create custom slideshows with Photostage Slideshow Producer for Mac

There are so many slideshow creators out there that it doesn't make sense to settle for one that doesn't fully meet your needs. We're pleased to report that Photostage Slidehow Producer Free for Mac ranks among the better slideshow programs we've tried. It's fairly intuitive and has plenty of features, and we loved how easy it was to combine different types of media into one seamless presentation. We think it's a great choice for anyone needing a no-hassle way to create high-quality presentations.

Photostage Slideshow Producer's interface is relatively straightforward; it's not … Read more

Review: Slideshow 365 creates nice slideshows, but the free version watermarks

Slideshow 365 creates neat slideshows with effects, transitions, and other goodies, but covers them with a watermark if you don't buy the full version. Luckily, the unlocked version doesn't cost much and is worth buying if you like to tell stories through photos.

When you first launch the app, it browses your entire phone for pictures and loads the ones it finds. You can then tap on the images you want to put into a slideshow. Chose as many as you want because there's no limit to the amount of photos you can use. You can add … Read more