What I'm using -> Ulead DVD PictureShow 2.

What I'll be upgrading to this year. ProShow Gold and the newer versions of the Ulead product.

" I JUST WANT TO SEND MY PHOTOS STRAIGHT TO DVD LIKE I DO ON A REGULAR CD."

-> This may never happen. Here's why. DVD players do not understand "UDF" CD/DVDs. So you must create said presentation and let the software make the CD/DVD. Another issue is that 99 number limit on the DVD display. It comes back to haunt and limit what can be done.

Bob