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    Photos on DVD - Simple?

    Just returned from my vacation with a lot of new digital pictures. Want to be able to make a DVD of them (simple -- just add, sort, set the interval and/or control via DVD-controls. I don't need fancy menus etc.). Would be great if original resolution pictures could be on the DVD as well (so all is in one place).

    I know this must be there, looked around but am drowning in fancy stuff: I don't ned movies (yet), I want to build DVDs not CDs (so MS Movie Maker falls out (?)). I thought maybe Roxio/Sonic MyDVD could do something but although I'm a relatively advanced user, I was (am) killed but the user interface: I'm unable to find a simple way to do what I need (IF that's even possible).

    There must be nice (freeware?) tools available; any hints & suggestions would be much appreciated!

    EJ

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    Re: Photos on DVD - Simple?

    You can always try MS Photostory as well.

    The playback can be problematic with large resolution photos, though. Recent experimenting with it showed that you need 'big grunt' processing power on large image sizes or else the finished product is pixellated.

    I have no porblems with my old 1.3 megapixel camera, but Mr Johbot does with his 5.1 megapixel if he doesn't reduce the image size first.

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    Re: Photos on DVD - Simple?

    Thanks for the tips sofar; I tried some and some more. All crash one way or another... maybe it's my pictures (they are 7 Mpixel ones); how do people put their stuff on DVD to watch on TV then???

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    Re: Photos on DVD - Simple?

    Not freeware but I use either Nero Vision Express or HP Photosmart Premier.

    They both will take jpegs and convert to DVD format and make a slideshow of your pics.
    Plus HP will allow you to fix or enhance your photos before you send to the DVD.
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    Re: Photos on DVD - Simple?

    Hi,

    My DVD player/recorder (a liteon one) shows jpegs by itself. Fill a cd or dvd with pictures and slam it in and away it goes <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>

    a quick browse though brings this http://www.vso-software.fr/products/...d/photodvd.php which claims a trial version limitied to 100 pics and a watermark.
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    Re: Photos on DVD - Simple?

    Hi EJ,
    Since Viking33 opened the door for non-freeware, let me share the one application that I relish - truly. Check out MemoriesonTV. It is a shareware application for $50 or $80 depending on the complexity you want. Hasn't failed me yet.

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    Re: Photos on DVD - Simple?

    The VSO software and this MemoriesonTV program seem very interesting. I'll get something going with these. Thanks to all for the suggestions.

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