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Looking For DVD/ CD Program to Burn Photos

Dennis Mansour , Aug 23, 2007; 10:02 a.m.

I am looking to buy an Easy to Use program so I can Burn My wedding photos to DVD and or CD. I want to insert my CF card and burn my large jpeg files to DVD. Can you recommend one ? Thank you, habib


Jon Austin , Aug 23, 2007; 10:17 a.m.

What platform (WinXP, WinVista, Mac) do you use?

Windows XP natively supports burning to CD: just put a blank CD-R or CD-RW into your drive, insert your CF card, launch Windows Explorer, then drag and drop.

I haven't looked at Vista at all, but I wouldn't be surprised if it provides the same capability for DVDs in addition to CDs.

If the operating system you're using doesn't provide the capability you need, the big two Windows apps are Nero and Easy Media Creator. Both are fairly straightforward, although EMC seems to be geared more towards the less technically inclined.

Rich Simmons , Aug 23, 2007; 10:36 a.m.

Pc and Mac both can burn without additional software. It's basic, each creates a "burn" folder. You drag and drop what you want burned and click burn. But if you need more detail, then Nero, Sonic, or Roxio for windows, Toast for the Mac.

Walter Degroot , Aug 23, 2007; 11:07 a.m.

i started with adaptec, now roxio, easy cd creastor. I had enough glitches that I changed to NTI ( new tech info systems) despite the fire breathing dragon, it works very well. the menu's are easier to follow than roxio. http://www.ntius.com/

Bob Donlon - Albany, NY , Aug 23, 2007; 03:07 p.m.

I use NERO to burn CD/dvd's

Vince DiStefano , Aug 26, 2007; 09:20 a.m.

I don't think you mean to burn to DVD directly from a CF card, do you? that would not be advisable, as that CF card is slow and your burn job will be prone to errors.

Copy the files off your CF card onto your hard drive first, then you can use any number of programs out there, or use Windows / Mac's native burning method.

Unless you mean by "DVD" that you want a watchable video to pop in your home DVD player, a slideshow type thing? That's a different story than just archiving your photos as data files onto a DVD or CD.

If you're looking to create a movie-type DVD, search the forums - there are tons of posts already about the bests ways to do it. And once again, it will depend on what platform you're using - Mac or PC.

Lisa Lee , Aug 28, 2007; 02:53 a.m.

why not make a photo slideshow on DVD and this looks more animated, especially for your wedding photos. I have made my own with a program called DVD Photo Slideshow and the created DVD catches everybody.

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