Use Windows 7 to easily share your pictures with a Photo Slide Show

October 18, 2010 | by

Even though we can share files relatively easy through the use of the internet and email, sometimes we want to create a nice presentation for those files. Especially when it comes to showing your pictures off to other people. Sure, you can just send them a couple of jpegs and they will be able to look through it. But sometimes, you want an easy way to capture the feel of the moment, of when you were taking those photographs. Now with Windows 7 DVD maker you can. And you do not have to be a super producer or a computer geek to make it happen. All you have to do is take some pictures, open the software, click a few buttons and the you are done. Let’s go over how we do this in more detail.

The first thing that you have to do is to open the program. Also before we start, make sure that you have blank DVD’s around the house. You are going to be sending these DVD’s to the people who you want to see the nice presentation. So make sure that you have a couple just laying around. Now that we are sure that we have blank DVD’s, hit the start button and click on Windows DVD Maker.

The first thing that will happen is a big menu will pop up. This menu will show you the process of transferring movies and pictures files into a DVD presentation. Just hit the choose button at the bottom and go to the next screen. The next screen asks you to choose the actual items that you want to place in the DVD file. Go to wherever you saved the pictures at and start to place them on the screen.

Once you have selected all of the pictures that you are going to want to place on the DVD, now it is time to make the menu. The software allows you to select between a lot of different option when it comes to the look of the menu. Play around with the settings and then decide which one you would like to choose. You can also change the default text that is there to something customized. If you also choose to, you can customize the text for each DVD that you burn. This will allow you to make a customize message for each person who is supposed to receive a copy of the DVD. But keep in mind, this will take you a little bit longer since you will have to go into the DVD text menu after each copy is burned to a DVD disk. Now choose the slide show selection and pick the music that you want to go along with the pictures while they scroll on the TV screen.

You can also pick how long each picture shows up on the screen. After you have selected the menu color, the slide show options, and the text, it is now time to make a copy of the Slide Show. Hit the burn button and your DVD Slide Show will start to transfer over to the blank DVD that you set aside earlier. Now it is ready to ship the DVD to your grandmother or other family members.

Windows 7 makes it easy to make a great presentation out of the photos that you took. The people that you send it to will love that you put in the extra effort to make it enjoyable.


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