Slideshow effects any ideas?

  Portal11 16:23 22 Apr 2011

Hello everyone i hope your all enjoying the sun?

i need your help please, i want to make my own slideshow with music and i want it to have effects if possible.? i dont mind paying for it if anyone has any names of progs?

freeware is also a plus...

Has anyone any ideas please?


  Bapou 17:39 22 Apr 2011

Pictures to Exe is my preference, available from Wnsoft,

It's a one off payment, all updates are free for life. Create your masterpiece with numerous available effects and background music and save to a .exe file which can be viewed on any computer without the need for supporting software. Or, convert to DVD to watch on TV, both formats being available to create.

For some example of Pictures to Exe slideshows, take your pick from either Barry Beckham's website at: or, Beechbrook Cottage All free to download.

I would not be without it.

  Portal11 18:04 22 Apr 2011

Bapou thanks!

I will have a look at their website.


  muddypaws 20:22 22 Apr 2011

If I may but in. I think some of those slide shows are the best I have seen, but a bit pricey.

  hssutton 21:26 22 Apr 2011

I much prefer ProShow Gold. At the moment I'm playing around with ProShow producer. Can be a little difficult to get to grips with though. I'm in the process of creating a show of birds and their call signs.

Here's the link to my unfinished show (I'm still searching for a couple of bird calls)

link text

  Bapou 23:11 22 Apr 2011

Portall 11

When considering a program and what effects can be achieved. Go the French Pictures To Exe enthusiasts forum and download Jan-Cyprien's 'Un Apprenti Sorcier .exe'. This sequence takes slideshows to a very high level far beyond the basic holiday photos slideshow, but if you are wondering about effects, this is the one to prove it when considering Pictures to Exe.

Website is at: click on 'Telecharger' at the end of Jan - Cyprien's forum posting. This is the download link for the show.

When downloaded, double click on the file, Un Apprenti Sorcier will begin.

  Portal11 00:56 23 Apr 2011

Bapou thankyou for your advice & time!

i will look in the morning



  SparkyJack 10:16 23 Apr 2011

Yet another to try is 'DVDPixplay' a reasonable package to enable musinc, seldf record of narrative, titles and so forth. Not so complex as 'some of the others Free to try for a month with limited access- about 320 or less for full version- with regular updates.

  SparkyJack 10:20 23 Apr 2011

Well now my tryping was less than perfick

The full price should be £20 or less not £320

and the URL in its tiny format is

That's better

  tullie 10:50 23 Apr 2011

Have you tried Picture Story 3,free from Microsoft?

  Kevscar1 13:47 23 Apr 2011

or Windows Movie Maker thats what I,ve always used.

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