There's nothing complicated about making a DVD with this package: it automatically resizes your photos and you don't need to worry about the TV settings, although you can change from Pal to NTSC if you're sending the disc to friends in the US. You've got plenty of control of every step: it's easy to pick the photos you want in each slideshow from thumbnails and you can even rotate a photo if it's in portrait mode. You can set how long each image is on screen for and add background music, and DVD PictureShow illustrates on screen just how much disc space you'll need.
There are lots of templates for laying out the DVD menu (which can also have background music) and you can use your own image for the background. You can preview individual slideshows or the whole disc and save the disc image to burn later in the Disc Image Recorder software. This is the kind of tool that you'd usually find as a wizard inside another software package, such as a video-editing application. But if you've already got an image-editing program and you don't need to work with video clips, DVD PictureShow is the simplest software around for making DVDs and video CDs of your favourite images. --Mary Branscombe