Help me make a slideshow
May 1, 2007 12:31 PM Subscribe
As the resident "hey, he's pretty good with computers" guy, I've been entrusted to create a slideshow for an end-of-the-year banquet. I need to find a program that will allow me to do this as easily as possible. I also need suggestions for programs or a workflow or both to take this slideshow and put it onto 200 DVD's, for all attending to take home a copy. I have an iBook G4, running the latest version of OSX.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew to computers & internet (11 answers total)
I specifically need (and want) to do a few things with this slideshow, aside from cycle through photographs. I realize that I could use iPhoto, but I am hoping that there is/are programs with a little bit more customizablility. Also, the program needs to be free or very cheap, as I will not be getting any money to do this.
Here are the things that need to happen in the slideshow:
- I need to be able to set it to music
- I need for it to easily handle in excess of 500 photos
- I need for it to be exportable as a movie file, for the DVD's
- I want as much customizability with the slideshow settings as possible (as in more than iPhoto alone offers.)
If iPhoto truly is my best option, tell me so.
The DVD is what I'm really having trouble with. I would really like it to be playable on a standard DVD player, as well as have all of the files (slideshow, image files) as data for use on a computer. I realize that I can use iMovie to do the whole DVD player-playable part of the disc, but I do not know how to take my slideshow and make it into a movie file that iMovie can use (or even how to use iMovie, really, but that's a hurdle I can get over myself). I also don't know how to do a dual burn with the data and the movie(if this is even possible). Suggestions, tips, programs, workflows that have worked for you, or anything else pertinent that will help me complete this task that was kind of just thrown in my lap.
Additionally, any tips on how to burn 200 DVD's efficiently? I have 3, potentially more, (if I enlist friends) DVD burners at my disposal.
I have just shy of a month to get this done, FWIW.