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Turning a Digital Photo Album Into a DVD

Boot Camp feature for Friday, June 18, 2004

Turning a digital picture album into a DVD. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. With so many digital cameras being sold today, more and more tools are being created to help you organize those digital images. SimpleStar is taking aim at consumers who want the easiest solutions. CEO Chad Richard says the latest version of PhotoShow includes some of the most commonly used editing tools and…

"One of the things that's very popular with our software is creating musical slide shows. And we have enabled people to create many types of musical slide shows with one click authoring by choosing different themes. Whether it's a musical slide show for a wedding, or to make it an old film format or a music video theme… these can all be created with just one click."

SimpleStar includes music backgrounds…or you can add your own. If you have a DVD burner in your PC….you can create a DVD of the slide show that can be viewed through any DVD player connected to a TV. But if you don't have that equipment…you can order a DVD through the PhotoShow software…

"You click the order a DVD button and it automatically uploads all the photos to our server. And with the way the show is authored, we know how the DVD should look."

Pricing starts at about fifteen dollars. The basic version of the software sells for under thirty dollars. SimpleStar faces plenty of competition from bigger companies…including Microsoft, Adobe and Jasc. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.