Why Create Slideshows?

The animation of your photos in conjunction with some emotional music can really shine a light on a particular subject. In addition, a DVD slideshow is a perfect gift for someone more comfortable using DVD players than computers. The most common slideshow examples are:

  • Memorials
  • Life Celebrations
  • Gift to a loved one
  • Family gatherings
  • Team award nights

If requested, Aberscan can create a QuickTime movie and/or a DVD slideshow for that special event.

Slideshow Themes

Pick one of the following themes for your slideshow. This theme will define how images transition from one to the next:

Ken Burns – Dissolve: There is animation in the slide (e.g. zooms in or out. Moves side to side) and current image dissolves away into the background as the next image appears. This is by far the most popular theme selected by customers
Classic – Dissolve: The current image dissolves away into the background as the next image appears. Images are static
Classic – Wipe: The new image slowly appears from left to right as it overwrites the current image. Images are static.
Single Photo: The new image lands on top of the current image as if someone was dropping the photos one by one on a table. Images are animated.
Photo Collection: Different images are displayed while on top of a pile of the other images. Images are animated.

DVD Menu Themes

The DVD slideshow contains two screens; The menu screen and the slideshow screen. When the DVD is inserted into your DVD player, the menu screen is displayed until you select “play”. You can pick one of the following themes for the menu screen.

Rotating Photos: This screen is animated. Eight photos from the slideshow rotate in succession until the play button is selected. This is the most popular choice by customers Theme Standard
Picture Frame: This screen is static. Three photos from the slideshow are displayed until the play button is selected Theme PictureFrame
Moving curtain: This screen is semi-static. Curtain sways and one photo is displayed from the slideshow until the play button is selected Theme Curtain
Scrolling Photos: This screen is animated. Eight photos from the slideshow move in succession until the play button is selected Theme Formal

Popular Memorial Songs

Choosing songs for a memorial is a very personal thing. However to help, here is a list of songs often chosen for a memorial slideshow:

My Way Frank Sinatra 4:37
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Isreal K. 3:30
Wind Beneath my Wings Bette Midler 4:54
Unforgettable Nat King Cole 3:31
Memories Barbara Streisand 3:55
Be Good Until Then Butch Walker 4:06
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 2:20
You Will Never Walk Alone Gerry and the Pacemakers 2:40
Stand by Me Ben E King 2:54
Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton 4:33
Imagine all the People John Lennon 3:06