A digital CD slideshow is a great way to preserve and showcase your favorite photos. There are many free software downloads available to photographers who want to create slide shows from their digital camera photos. Listed below are a few of the most popular with a short review of what makes them useful. All software mentioned below will also let you edit your photographs before creating a slide show. For example, you can crop, resize, rotate, reduce red eye etc.
1. Photo Story 3
Photo Story 3 is a digital editing program made by Microsoft for Windows. This free photography software is only 5 mb in size, so is pretty quick even for those on dial up Internet to download. Not only does it allow you to create a slide show of your photographs, it also has the following advantages: soundtracks, special effects, captions, titles. The end resulting file size is also useful for sending to friends and family through email.
2. Photozig Albums Express
Transfer photos from your digital camera into slide shows, albums and screensavers. Photozig also lets you add an mp3 song to your slide show before helping you to publish your slide show on the Internet or burn it to cd.
FXFoto allows you to create a slide show of your photographs with transitions from one to the next. It doesn’t allow you to add music, yet is totally free so I thought was still worth the mention.
4. Shutterfly Studio
Shutterfly Studio is free, fast and user friendly. It was created originally for users of the photo gallery website Shutterfly. However, you can use it even if your not a member and is certainly worth the download. Another advantage of this free software download, is that it allows you to whiten teeth in your photographs before creating slide shows or collages.
5. Preclick Gold Photo Organizer
Preclick Gold Photo Organizer is a popular editing download, that allows photographers to create full screen slide shows from their digital images. You can also use this program to automatically resize the images small enought to send the slide show through email to friends and family. At only 2.6mb download, its certainly worth a look.