ImTOO Photo DVD Maker offers to create photo slideshows with ease. As it looks similar to many other unsophisticated video creators (such as Windows Movie Maker), if you are already familiar with this type of software, you will probably find no difficulty in using it. Its interface has been properly designed as its well-proportioned elements are adequately positioned. All these elements together will contribute to the ease of the operation.
The central element is the timeline, which is divided into two strips, one for video edition and the other for the audio track. Thus, after you create your libraries, you will be able to drag to desired elements onto this timeline, where the photos may be arranged in the desired order. In this respect, the pictures may be added individually or as complete image folders. Some buttons below the timeline will help you erase, rotate or position the elements. The slideshow may be created just by performing the above actions; however, you will also be able to set additional parameters using the panel on the right. In this regard, you may prefer to customize the total video or audio length, the time each picture will be displayed and the duration of each transition. Several transitions effects will also be available. Moreover, you can edit your audio or set it to loop while the photo slide is being shown.
When you have customized all these elements, you will be ready to create your disk. A set of parameters will let you decide on such aspects as burning speed, video quality, TV standard, audio bitrate and number of copies.
In general, ImTOO Photo DVD Maker seems to be a fine application. As it is meant to be simple, it has some limitations compared with other more sophisticated applications. In my opinion, it is also too similar to other conversion tools by the same developer, since its capacity to burn discs seems to be the only difference. My advice: before buying any specific converter, try some of them and buy the most comprehensive so that you will not have to spend any money on applications having only slight differences.
- It is easy to use
- It is too similar to other products by the same developer