Newbie ?: looking for a slide show program that can do these things

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'm looking for a Mac photoslide show program that can do the following:

[1] Create slide show "movies" using transitions and the Ken Burns effect

[2] Write these slide shows to DVD with compatibility in most DVD players

[3] Allow adding of an mp3 to cover a given number of slides.

I know the first two items are not a problem to find. The last one, however, I had a hard time finding when I was in the Window$ world.

What I want to do is select, for instance 20 slides in the show and add a music clip for that span of slides, and have that clip fade/or end when that range of slides has ended. I know some programs will stretch the duration of the slides to fill the length of the mp3 -- I want the music clip to end when the selected group of slides finishes (without altering the preset slide durations).

Hope that makes sense! I haven't played a lot with iDVD/iMovie yet, but have been thinking about getting Roxio Toast,but don't know if that program will allow me to do #3.

Thanks for your help!


  • Reply 1 of 2
    karl kuehnkarl kuehn Posts: 756member
    This is trivial with iMovie. You just add your images, select your transitions, and add in your soundtrack for the duration you want.

    Not that if you want transitions, this will be as a movie, not as a "slideshow" per say. There will be no concept of "back one slide" or "forward 2 slides".
  • Reply 2 of 2
    argeliusargelius Posts: 309member
    Thanks! That's exactly what I'm looking for!
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