Review of PhotoDVD 2.0:
has just come out with Version 2.0 of PhotoDVD and
has graciously given us access to a
copy (actually, anyone can have a copy simply go to their
website and download a free trial version of anyone of
their products). Here
is our review.
VSO PhotoDVD takes your digital pictures and animates them to create a compatible DVD movie. You can add multiple soundtracks and comments as DVD Subtitles to accompany your pictures. This software is one of the simplest of its kind on the market with all the animation factors taken care of for you. The engine responsible for this analyzes the picture’s size and orientation to automatically create a movie with cool fade, zoom, and pan effects.
Key features found in VSO PhotoDVD:
Ø Digital pictures in JPG / GIF / BMP / ANI / PCX / EMF / WMF formats and more
Ø Smart auto animation engine - adapts to the characteristics of the pictures ( landscape or portrait ) and Ken Burn effects ( animated pan and zoom)
Ø Focal points for each picture (highlighted by zoom techniques)
Ø Basic picture edition (rotation, Black and White, etc.)
Ø Multiple tracks available for subtitles (multiple languages compliant ) e.g : to create a fun and a normal comment track
Ø Multiple tracks also available for audio soundtracks to accompany slideshow
Ø Full Screen (4:3) and Widescreen (16:9) support
Ø Option for both PAL/NTSC formats
Ø DVD output on DVD+/-(R)W media and double layer
Ø Universal DVD writing engine incorporated into software
Ø Fast and quality MPEG2 encoder
Ø Available in 15 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese etc…)
compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/.NET and also compatible
with all DVD Writers and players.
PhotoDVD can be purchased online for €19.99 (approx $24.99 USD).
To obtain a version of this software either after purchasing or for a trial period. Find PhotoDVD and click on “download now”.
process of a couple of seconds, click the button “Finish” on
this screen completes the installation process.
If you have bought the software online, a license key will have been sent to your email address. This key can be manually copied into the program by clicking on “Register Software” (an option that will pop up when opening software among the other choices of “Buy Software” and “Use Trail Version”). These steps are impressively fast and easy to do.