If you are a person who likes creating professional slideshows by yourself then IMGDissolver is the right software for you. The program is a cross-platform slideshow/DivX/DVD maker for photos and videos.
IMGDissolver features a simple to use interface with many added functions and following tabs. These areas have been highlighted with red in the screen-shot.
Slideshow Maker Software
The Main tab includes ‘Add Images’ option that allows adding standard image formats such as PNG, JPG, GIF, etc. to a folder. All the user need to do is click on the option to choose a directory with pictures. You can even use the same tab to add video formats like OVI, MPG and others. This is not all – the same configuration screen further offers options to control the display too. The options include ‘Brightness’, ‘Saturation’, ‘Contrast’ and Gamma.
Besides this, special effects such as ‘Sepia’, ‘Blur’ ‘Emboss’ or ‘Gray scale’ can also be applied. If you are satisfied with all the changes made to images you can preview them by clicking on ‘Image Preview’ option. By default, the program selects the ‘Main’ tab. The tab adjacent to it, ‘Summary’ tab lets you add new images to the list, set their duration time, move them and apply other transition effects to each image.
The ‘Music’ tab on the other hand, allows you to add music to slideshow. You just need to locate an MP3 file on your computer and hit the ‘Add’ button. the music automatically starts playing music in the background while the slideshow is displayed on your computer screen.
Under the ‘Settings’ tab you get various options wherein you can change transition style, apply filters, select an appropriate background color and set image duration.
‘Video Tools’ tab though limited in function, offers an interesting feature; it lets a user input a video file, trim its selected portion or just extract its audio stream.
- Creates slideshows easily with background music
- Ability to export slideshows into DivX or DVD
- Captions support (Top, Center, Bottom), with many fonts available
- Many video formats support
- Multiple language support (English, Spanish, Italian, Greek)
- Capability to concatenate, merge MP3 files and record voice into an MP3 files
- Video tools: capability of grabbing one image from a video, convert a video into an other format, cut a video
- Many transition effects
IMG Dissolver is a very useful freeware but it has some shortcomings. For instance, the program loads slowly and therefore takes time to switch between some of it menus. Besides this, photo slideshows cannot be displayed in larger resolutions. It has a limited resolution range, from 320X240 to 800X576. But still … overall, it’s a good program and is compatible with Windows OS. The option to save them as AVI or DVD compatible files ensures that they can be played on nearly every system.