Download ImageToAVI
Converting a series of images to a video file is one of the best ways to put together a digital slideshow. My favorite app for this process remains Microsoft’s free Photo Story app, with pan and zoom effects and a few quick photo fixes. If you don’t need a ton of special effects, using ImageToAVI is a great alternative. The app converts a collection of JPG, BMP or GIF images to AVI in a number of preset profiles ready for importing in your favorite DVD authoring suite to save on disk. Configurable options include a border around photos, length of time to display each still, aspect ratio and background music. There’s also a zoom feature, but I’d avoid it since the options for zoom control are very limited. Used in combination with the free Video DVD Maker, you can quickly crank out simple photo DVDs with minimal effort. [Windows 9x/2k/XP $0.00]