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How to Make a Photo CD?

Have you ever considered to make a photo CD with your digital photos? It is definitely a creative method to save and share your digital photo albums. There are different CD disc types on the market you can choose according to various intentions.

To be more specific, if you own a DVD player, you might want to burn your photos on to a DVD disc. In such case, you can choose DVD-R/DVD-RW and DVD+R/DVD+RW and DVD-RAM. See the difference of DVD types here

Other than making photo DVDs, you might want to burn photos to CDs, such as Video CD 2.0 (VCD 2.0) Still Images Disc, SVCD video Disc or even Blu-ray disc, depending on the players you own.

You can play the photo CDs on CD or DVD players and watch them on TV big screen. You can also print out your favorite photos saved on the CD disc any time you want. As a video CD is able to store image files for many years.

Things You Will Need to Make a Photo CD


A good photo CD software is required in order to burn digital photo albums to a CD. You can download DVD Photo Slideshow Professional from

Besides you will need a writable CD disc and CD burner.

How to Make a Photo CD with Music?


You can follow bellow steps:

1.  Run the photo CD maker.
You will see the three tabs at the top once the program launches, 1.Organize Photos, 2.Choose Menus, 3.Burn Disc. See the figure as below:

photo CD maker

2.  On the left-top panel, it is the built-in file explorer. You can browse to your photo albums saved on your hard disk and import them to the photo CD software. Optionally you can drag and drop digital photos to the Album Photo list pane. see the figure as below:

Photo CD software


Note: If you like to separate photos into different albums on the same CD, click New button on the left to create a new photo album.

3.  A CD play menu and template can be very helpful when you have different photo albums on the same CD.  Socusoft DVD Photo Slideshow provides many customized menu templates for your choice. You can click 2.Choose Menus, then select from the right panel. see the figure as below:

Photo CD menu


You can find many other useful features under the lower section of this window, such as Background Music, Background Images, Text Edit, Menu Navigator and photo cd slideshow preview. You can make the most of this photo cd software by applying these features in your photo CDs.

4.  Click 3.Burn Disc tab to open the photo CD burning window, as bellow:

make photo CD

You can click to expand the output format category, then click the “Burn Now!” button to burn your photo slideshows to the CD-R or CD-RW disc.

Now you know how to burn photo albums to CDs for big screen TV!

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DVD Video Size and Recording

DVD stands for Digital Versatile/Video Disc.  Normally a DVD stores its audio and video in MPEG-2 format.  A DVD player or a computer equipped with a DVD-ROM is required to play DVDs.

DVD has gained tremendous popularity with its high-quality video and high storage capability. A recordable DVD stores up to 2 hours of very good quality DVD-Video, including several audio tracks.  The movies on DVD have a 200% sharper picture and far better sound quality than VCDs.

It is also possible to have up to 4.37 GB ordinary data or mix DVD-Video and data on a recordable DVD that can be played by most computer DVD-ROMs.

dvd video size and recording knowledgeDVDs can be classified into DVD-R/DVD-RW and DVD+R/DVD+RW and DVD-RAM according to their DVD Recording standards. DVD-R/DVD-RW and DVD+R/DVD+RW have pretty similar features and are compatible with many standalone DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs while DVD-RAM has less DVD Player and DVD-ROM compatibility but better recording features.

There are basically 4 different DVD Sizes. DVD-5 holds 4.37 computer GB, DVD+R/DVD+RW and DVD-R/DVD-RW supports this format. Also called Single Sided Single Layered. This is the most common DVD Media, often called 4.7 GB Media.

DVD-9 holds around 7.95 computer GB, DVD+R supports this format. Also called Single Sided Dual Layered. This media is called DVD-R9, DVD-R DL, DVD+R9, DVD+R DL or 8.5 GB Media.

DVD-10 holds around 8.75 computer GB. VD+R/DVD+RW and DVD-R/DVD-RW supports this format. Also called Double Sided Single Layered.

DVD-18, holds up to 15.9 GB. DVD+R supports this format. Also called Double Sided Dual Layered.

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Photo to DVD Slideshow

Make DVD Slideshow with your Photos

What is a slideshow?

A slideshow is a series of slides or single images which are displayed in an order. Slideshows nowadays became very popular in business as well as homes. Slideshow is an ideal method to convey information to lager number of people. It can be prepared for individuals as well. Transition effects and music are often used together with the photos to make more appealing slideshows. Slideshows are used quite often at special occasions such as wedding , commencement, parties, birthday, vacation trips, etc.

How to make a slideshow?

When creating a slideshow, a software application is often a good help. DVD Photo Slideshow is a popular slideshow maker which can help you build a slideshow with little time and add multimedia components like music and videos.

Convert Photos to DVD Slideshow

You can download DVD Photo Slideshow here and install it onto your computer. You will be able to create a slideshow with it within three simple steps: organizing your photos to albums, adding transition effects and background music to your album, choosing a DVD menu for your albums. You can burn the slideshow to a DVD or VCD disc, it support various output formats, you will be able to put your slideshows on iPod, Zune, PSP, PDA, Smart phone (MPEG, MPEG-4, 3GP MP4), MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, your websites, blogs, etc.

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