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> I want to take the picture, clean it up a bit, create a slideshow and
> burn it to dvd to so it can be viewed on television dvd player.
> Software for cleanup? Elements?
neatimage (freeware) do a google on it.
gimp ('nother freeware but awesome program) interface isn't the best but
it'll do everything photoshop can do. you can even use PS plugins w/ it
but it's a bit difficult to figure out how to load them.
> Software for slideshow?
i use sony movie studio + dvd. cost 100.00 USD
> DVD Burner?
can use a dvd burner or a cd burner w/ the software. if the end files
small enough to fit on a cd you can use a cd and it will still play in a
> Software for burner?
included in the sony software. will format the file computation into
several different file formats and burn to disk for you on either a dvd
or cd. can make several different chapters and a disk menu that can be
accessed on the tv's dvd player.
> My budget for the above is whatever it takes to do it right, but
> hopefully under $500. I would like to do this so my 80 year old mom
> can view the digital family album pictures without a computer.
i used this software to create a memorial for my grandfather's funeral
just a few months ago. i had picked up pinnicle first because i had
heard it was so much better, however i couldn't get it to run on my
computer. ended up costing me 140.00 for software i could not return to
the store. hoping you'll avoid that mistake. make sure it'll work on
your system before you fork out hard earned money.
i ended up making 50+ dvd's and personally stamping every one of them.
took 9 days of work, 12-18 hours a day, to scan the files, create the
slide shows, compile the chapters, burn off the dvd's, print the labels,
and stamp every dvd. i also ended up printing off all the pamphlets for
the memorial. lotta work but i was very glad i did it.
> I really respect the opinions of this group. Any help would be
> greatfully appreciated. I don't need to learn the hardway every time.