Wondershare has just released a completely free version of DVD Slideshow Builder that lets you turn your photos into attractive slideshows and burn them into DVDs which can be played on any DVD player. According to Wondershare, you can make “Hollywood-like movies” from photos. I wouldn’t call the effects Hollywoodic, but they are definitely have a style.
Making a DVD is straightforward – you simply import your photos, choose any one of the pre-made movie styles, add soundtracks, title and end credits and create a compelling DVD within minutes.
A wide range of slideshow styles with premade backgrounds, well-designed transition/Ken-Burns effects, animations and special effects are available - 139 movie styles to the exact and 64 DVD Menu Templates. Below are some examples of the kind of effect you can give to your slideshow.
Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Free accepts all the major image file formats - BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, GIF - and converts them into video or Flash slideshows. Suported output formats are MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, MPEG, MKV, MOV, FLV, F4V, SWF including optimized profiles for mobile devices (except Apple devices).
The paid version of this software costs $60. A detailed comparison of both products is found here.