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3-9-2] How can I set up a photo album on CD-ROM?




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This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (fadden@fadden.com) with numerous contributions by others.

3-9-2] How can I set up a photo album on CD-ROM?

(2004/08/10)

There are programs available that will do this for you, or you can take
a "do it yourself" approach. Some examples:

Roxio "Photo Relay" (part of Easy CD Creator Deluxe Edition - see section
(6-1-26)). According to their web page, it "lets you organize digitized
photos and videos, then create Slide Shows, Web Albums and Video Postcards
that can be stored to CD and shared with others - no proprietary viewer
is required by the recipient!". Newer versions come with "Storyboard",
which has some very fancy slide show features.

Cerious "Thumb's Plus" (http://www.cerious.com/). Helps you organize
images and create slide shows. Free evaluation version.

Firehand "Lightning" (http://www.firehand.com/lightning/). Photo albums,
slide shows, screen savers. Free evaluation version.

Tlonstruct "CDView Pro" (http://tlonstruct.com/). Fancy picture viewer.
Free shareware download.

Extensis "Portfolio" (http://www.extensis.com/portfolio/). Heavy-duty
software for "media asset management". Supports every file format you've
ever heard of, and has support for hybrid CD recording.

"IrfanView" (http://www.irfanview.com/). Shareware image viewer that can
create slide shows.

The do-it-yourself approach. Make an HTML page with pictures, using a
program like Microsoft FrontPage to create thumbnails (the auto-thumbnail
feature is *very* handy), so that when you click on the thumbnail image you
get the full-sized image. Put the HTML page and all of the graphics onto a
CD-ROM, and view the pictures with a web browser. For bonus points you can
use "shellout" with autorun.inf (section (3-21)) to have Windows
automatically launch the default web browser when the disc is inserted, and
"mkhybrid" to create a disc with long filenames and correct file types for
Rock Ridge, Joliet, and MacOS.

The "Film Factory" software that comes with some Epson printers has an
"export to web page" function that works pretty well. The "lite" version
that comes with their greeting card paper may or may not support this
feature.


 

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