I must say I'm duly impressed with PictureShow 3. The interface is dead easy. And it does what it says on the box - it makes pretty cool slideshows and puts them on DVD.
What I like about the program:
The ability to add text to my images is handy for labeling certain photos. The Pan and Zoom feature is brilliant, and one that other slideshow software doesn't seem to have. I'd just be careful if adding Pan and Zoom to hundreds of photos in one go, as the time to create the DVD does seem to increase with the number of effects. Also good is the ability to include video files from digital cameras in the same slideshow as the photos.
I like the fact that I have the option to stick the JPEG files on the same DVD, so my friends can see the still photos if they don't want to play the slideshow. Overall I've found the program to be quite stable; it hasn't crashed on me... yet.
I read the one review below with the complaints about the audio. This could be made more intuitive, I agree. I also couldn't figure how to add multiple audio tracks at first. But the tech support team put me onto this tip on the company's Web site:
Once you know the method it all seems pretty straight forward.
And when you consider that the program includes PhotoExplorer - better than average photo album software - the price (on Amazon) of £24.99 makes this one a bargain.