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Turning your photo collection into dynamic and attractive slideshows, complete with effects, soundtracks, and transitions will help you share your best shots or sell your product in a more interactive way. Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe offers you all the features you need to produce, personalize, and share your pictures in a straightforward and professional manner.
With two working modes – Standard and Advanced – this slideshow creation tool comes with a plethora of features, options, and effects that newbies may find overwhelming at first. However, if you take the time to explore some of its various styles, effects, and themes, you’ll soon find out that the building process itself follows a wizard approach that makes the entire experience quite satisfactory. The real-time preview of whatever effect, clipart, or transition you apply to your slideshow will also help you understand them better and to make the right choice.
The first step is to select the images you wish to add to your slideshow. You can click on any of them and open a basic yet useful picture editor that will let you rotate it, make various color-related adjustments, crop it, resize it, repair the annoying red-eye effect, and add various “filters” to it, from a sharper look to a monochrome effect. The next step is to “personalize” your presentation or slideshow by adding an overall style to it (among the wide variety of themes provided), add some funny clipart to all or some of your images, and to apply a new set of “effects” that will nicely complement the filters available in the editing window. You can also add your favorite soundtrack to the slideshow and even use the built-in audio recording tool to apply a voice-over layer to it – useful when producing advertising videos or tutorials. All of these media files – subtitles included – are neatly arranged in a timeline on the bottom side of the interface.
As said, and despite the program’s name, the slideshows produced don’t necessarily need to be burnt to DVD for storage and distribution. Though in the “Create” tab you will find all the tools you need to author a DVD (complete with menus, themes, and credits), you can also save your creations as standalone video files that you can then send to your friends, colleagues, family, or clients. You will find specific output profiles for Apple and Android devices, for creating YouTube-compatible videos, and to produce HD-quality presentations.
Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe offers you a set of features that you don’t usually find in the massive choice of slideshow creation tools available out there. Though its lack of video editing tools may be a drawback for those who wish to give a more professional look and feel to their slideshows and presentations, the extensive array of effects, transitions (both 2D and 3D), filters, themes, and styles available make it a serious option to consider for amateur and home users ready to jump into the professional world.
- Wide range of effects and transitions
- Image editor
- Wizard-like workflow
- DVD authoring with menu templates
- Audio recording for voice-over soundtrack
- Saves the slideshow to video file
- No video editing features