Photo DVD Maker Professional
Make Photo SlideShow DVD and Watch it on TV
Photo DVD Maker allows you to make use of your DVD or CD burner to create entertaining slideshows you can watch
on TV with friends and family. you can create exciting slide show using photo, picture, background music, caption and
interactive disc menu in only three easy steps. Then you can view the exciting photo slide show
on your home big screen TV with a DVD player.
Unlike other similar software, we make only high resolution (704x576 on TV) slide show with background music for TV.
The image quality shown on TV is excellent and unbelievable.
Photo DVD Maker is a perfect tool for creating great looking DVDs with your photos and home videos.
Emphasizing a variety of slideshow design features and a host of imaginative themes, Photo DVD Maker goes further
by adding image modification and enhancement tools to its software package. All these, combined with an already
comprehensive burning utility, give you a faster, easier way to build and enjoy your slideshow creations.
- Windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/2000;
- 450 Mhz CPU or better
- CD or DVD writer
- Windows-compatible sound card
- TV connected to DVD/VCD
|File Size:||28.1 MB|
||Free to try, $49.95 to buy|
Key Features of Photo DVD Maker :
FAQs for Photo DVD Maker :
- No Experience Necessary
Photo DVD Maker is simply the easiest to use slideshow software. It is designed to be easy enough for anyone in
the family to use. You can create dynamic slideshows in just three steps : Add your photos, design your movie menu,
and burn your disc. You will find that you can perform all tasks in the most natural and intuitive way.
- Dynamic Slideshows
Burn your slideshow, complete with DVD motion menus and transition effects to DVD and watch it on TV using your DVD player. The slideshow editor includes all the tools you need to create eye-catching photo presentations.
Photo DVD Maker enables you to add your favorite background music for your photo slide show. You may also select from
pre-built menu templates or customize existing ones with your own picture and background music. Bring life to your
show by adding transition effects between pictures. We provide some of the most visually elegant effects available in
the market. You can even customize many of these effects, giving you a virtually infinite selection.
- Photo or Picture Look Great On TV
Photo DVD Maker optimizes your digital photo and use the High Resolution Still Picture format which is supported
by most DVD , SVCD and VCD players. This technique makes photo look great on TV.
- Professional DVD Menu Templates
Photo DVD Maker features a library of professionally designed menu backgrounds and frames. Ranging from playful to professional, you're sure to find a background for any occasion.
- Design your own Hollywood-style video and motion menus
In addition to its library of pre-designed templates, Photo DVD Maker lets you use your own photos and graphics as menu backgrounds. You can assign your own background music, arrange chapter buttons anywhere on the screen and customize menu titles and captions. You can instantly create a stylish DVD selection menu using
dynamic motion effects or even your own video as the menu background.
- Annotate your photos with your own text
The built-in What You See is What You Get photo editor makes it easy to add your own comments for your favorite photos. The position, font, color and shadow of the text are immediately shown with the photo.
- Save Origianl Photos
Photo DVD Maker allows you to save your original photo files into the video CD or DVD disc. You may play the burned CD or DVD on TV with DVD player. In the mean time, you may read and show the original high quality photos on your PC.
- What You Watch Is What You Get
You can preview your slide shows before burning them onto CD or DVD disc. Photo DVD Maker simulates your TV and the DVD or VCD player with remote Control. And, the internal mini-player enables you to enjoy your desired songs before putting them into your photo slide show.
- All-in-One Photo DVD Maker
You can make DVD for playback both on TV and computer with simple steps all in one software. There's no need for other CD or DVD burning software. Photo DVD Maker can do all from the beginning to the end to make a DVD slideshow. And, the whole steps are simple, fast and robust: the Burn-Proof (TM) technique which makes the CD or DVD burning procedure more robust than ever!
- Support creating image (.cue or .iso file) file before burning DVD or CD
This feature provides more flexibility for users to choose the way of burning CD. User may use third party CD or DVD burning software such as Nero - Burning Rom to burn the image file created by Photo DVD Maker. This feature also helps when user wants to burn more than one photo CD or DVD discs in the same time.
- What Can the Software Do For Me?
Photo DVD Maker allows you to make use of your DVD or CD burner to
create entertaining slideshows you can watch on TV. With one click,
Photo DVD Maker creates an exciting photo slide show complete with
music, motion menus and transition effects. With Photo DVD Maker you
can quickly and easily produce professional-looking photo slideshow
DVD disc and share the slide show on home big screen TV with standard
DVD player in the comfort of your living room. With a few minutes
of work, you'll have an eye-catching slide show that will run on nearly
any DVD player.
- What is the resolution of my photos shown on TV?
The Photo DVD Maker professional version supports DVD, SVCD, VCD 2.0
still picture as the output format. Please refer to the following
video file comparison. Normally, the DVD output is the best in terms
of the DVD player compatibility.
DVD Player Compatibility
- Can I create more than one albums?
Yes, you can have multiple albums, each with unlimited photos. You
need to use the multi-album feature in Photo DVD Maker as follows:
-- In the "Organize Photos" window, click the "New Album" button.
There will be a pop-up window where you need to input the album name.
-- Select photos and add photos to the selected album.
-- Repeat above steps to add more slideshows.
- Can I loop my slideshows?
Yes. You may use the Navigation Control option to loop slideshow you have created. For example, after you create
some photo albums, you may select the Navigation Control option according to the following steps.
-- Click the menu View->Options. There will be a popup window to set up the options for the whole project.
-- Select the After Playback option and choose the Continue to play the next clip (Loop) from the pull-down box.
-- This option enables automatically playback of all slideshows you have created.
- What's the difference between the trial and the full verion?
The only difference between the trial version and the full version is the limitation that you can only burn maximum 36 photos into each CD or DVD disc.
After you purchase our product, you will be provided your registration name and code together with a URL to download the full version. Please remember to click the link to download the full version. You need to install the full version directly which will overwrites the trial version. In the full version, there will be a dialog from menu "Help->Register..." where you can input the registration name and code.
- How many photos can be added to the slideshows?
Photo DVD Maker uses MPEG encoder. Since the output file is MPEG2 format, the capability depends on the number of photos, interval time between photos and the background music length. The program can calculate the disc space used when photos or background music are added into slideshows. There is no limitation with the photo numbers for each slideshow. The only limitation is the disc space of your DVD-R or DVD-RW disc.
Normally, One 4.7G DVD-R disc can holds more than 1,000 photos with background music.
- Why there are no transition effects when playing on TV?
Photo DVD Maker professional version supports DVD, SVCD, VCD 2.0 still picture as the output format. Please select SVCD or DVD as the output disc format if you need the transition effects. If you select the Still picture as the output format, there will be no transition effects available. The High Resolution Still Picture format makes photos look great on TV (resolution is as high as 704x576).
To support this kind of high quality image format on TV with DVD player, the layout of files on CD is not the same as that of the normal video CD which can be played like a movie on TV or computer. This is the reason why this output format does not support transition effects.
- Can I modify or add new templates of the Disc Menu by myself?
Yes. But it needs patience. In the current version of Photo DVD Maker, user can only change the font, text, and background images of the menu template. Our future version will let users make their own disc menu more conveniently. We will also put more templates on our website. With the current version, you may try to modify the templates by the following steps.
1. Go to template folder under the set up folder of Photo DVD Maker(Normally, it is at C:\Program Files\Photo DVD Maker\template).
You will find some .xml files (they are text files, you can open them with any edit tools.) and some sub-directories with the same name.
You can see that there are so many parameters for the .xml file. So, it's not easy to create your own templates with correct position shown on your TV.
For example, to disable the page title such as "1/2" in the menu, you need to find the content of in the .xml file and change it to
2. Save the .xml file and select the template again.
- Why the program hangs up during the burning procedures?
1. Please make sure the ASPI driver is correctly setup. You may refer to http://www.dvd-photo-slideshow.com/support.html to help you install the ASPI driver.
2. If your problem persists, please take another brand name of DVD-R or DVD-RW disc to have a try. Please select the output disc format as the SVCD or VCD 2.0 Still Picture if you want to burn normal CD-R or CD-RW disc.
3. You may also try to create an image file with our software and then burn the image file with other DVD burning software such as Nero Burning Room to have a try. For example, after you create the image file on the Burn CD window, you may burn this image file ( .iso) using Nero Burning Room as the following steps.
-- In the main window of Nero Burning Room, click File->Burn Image. There will be a popup window where you can select the .iso image file created by Photo DVD Maker.
-- Select "Burn" and follow the steps to burn the DVD disc.
- Why my VCD or DVD Player does not recongnize the burned CD or DVD disc?
The reason why some burned CD or DVD discs cannot be played on your DVD/VCD player is due to the "Read" ability of your DVD/VCD player. Please make sure your DVD/VCD player supports VCD 2.0 format, SVCD format. Even so,
according to our test, some models of DVD/VCD player (normally, old models) do not support some particular brand names of burned CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW disc (worse for DVD+R/RW disc). If this is your case, please use another brand name of blank CD-R or DVD-R disc with the lowest write speed to have a try.
- When I play the burned CD, what should I do if I am required to turn on the "PBC"?
"PBC" means "PlayBack Control".
It's a function for VCD 2.0 format to support playback of the disc menu. Please do not press any other buttons before you press the "Play" button. Otherwise, the main disc menu cannot be shown up. Sometimes, after you insert the burned disc into the DVD player, you see the blue screen on TV. If this is your case, you need to press the "Play" button before you press any digital button ( 1, 2, 3,..) on your DVD player's remote control to play the corresponding slide shows.
- Why the size of my photos is only the quarter of the screen on TV?
When the photo is only the quarter of the screen on TV, you must be seeing the disc menu. Every disc menu selects the first photo of your photo slideshow you've prepared in the first step. When you see the main disc menu, please remember to press the digital button ( 1, 2, 3,..) on your DVD player's remote control to play the corresponding slide shows.
- Why the program does not recognize my CD or DVD writer?
Please make sure the ASPI driver is correctly setup. Please refer to Support to help you install the ASPI driver and run the "ASPI Test" program.