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Creating DVD/VCD Photo Slide Shows for Your Mac
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Once you are done creating your slide show, click on the Make Menu button.

Figure 5. Three slide shows and I am ready to go Figure 5. Three slide shows and I am ready to go.

The Make Menu section is for you to create an opening screen (main menu) for your disc. There are a couple of choices already built-in. You can choose the different settings as well as change the background image (see Figure 6).

Figure 6. Creating the menu for the disc Figure 6. Creating the menu for the disc.

At this time, you can preview your slide shows using the Preview button located at the top of the screen (see Figure 7). The mock remote control on the right mimics that of a real remote control of your DVD/VCD player. This is a good time to check the sequencing of your photos and go back to the previous section to make the necessary changes if needed.

Figure 7. Previewing the slide shows Figure 7. Previewing the slide shows.

You can jump to different slide shows by pressing the various buttons on the remote control. Figure 8 shows Slide Show No. 3: "O'Reilly's Cambridge Office."

Figure 8. Slide show number 3--me standing outside O'Reilly's Cambridge office Figure 8. Slide Show No. 3: Me standing outside O'Reilly's Cambridge office.

When you are ready to burn the slide shows onto disc, click on the Burn button. You should see the window, as shown in Figure 9. There are several options to choose from -- you can either burn the slide shows directly onto a disc, or create disc images on your hard disk so that you can burn multiple copies later on. Finally, click on the Create button to burn the images onto the disc.

Figure 9. Burning the images to disc Figure 9. Burning the images to disc.

That's it! You can now send that disc to your friends and relatives showing them how great your last holiday was!

Wei-Meng Lee (Microsoft MVP) is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions, a technology company specializing in hands-on training on the latest Microsoft technologies.

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