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I have done many slideshows either of family or school related material. The ones that I purchased such as Roxio , Ulead and Nero pale in comparison to what I got at http://www.shockwave.com, called Photo Jam4. It comes with transitions, text, built in music or mp3's of your own and animations. It's 50 dollars less than the above mentioned products. You have a choice to display the CD(not dvd) on a computer or TV/DVD. You can also send a link by email , which can be opened up by anybody without Photo Jam.
The slideshow I made for my son's wedding was so effective that people were asking me to make them for future weddings,etc. Best 29.95 I ever spent.