The length of any
of our custom slideshows is limited only by the size of the files that will fit
on a Video DVD. This means that your slideshow could be two hours in length! But
we don't recommend that! Most shows that move at a moderate pace will utilize
about 90 - 120 photos and 3 songs for a 12-15 minute show. A faster-paced show
(say, a sports team season highlight show) will use more, and a slower-paced
show (like a memorial) will use fewer photos. And you are not strictly limited
to still photographs. We can include video clips in the show, along with audio
clips (for instance, we can use a narration audio track, or sound effects, along
with your music). The length of your show should be limited mostly by the
attention span of your audience. Keep in mind that with a slideshow, you are
telling a story; with a beginning, middle, and an end. Choose your photos and
video clips with that storyline in mind, and together, we will produce a show
that will wow your audience and leave them wanting more!
We produce custom slideshows, made-to-order for your event or
memory. Our prices include all the extras that
other companies usually charge to do: basic restoration work if needed, and the
process of timing slides and transitions to the soundtrack, inserting narrative
tracks, if you have them, mixing the audio tracks, adding captions, special
transitions between slides, zooms and pans, submitting the show online for your
approval, and any final revisions. It also includes the first copy of your show
on DVD, with a custom label, and in a presentation box. If your photos are not already digital, see our photo scanning page.
Price per segment or song
Each Song provided by client (MP3)
Segment from client (CD)
If you provide the digital photo, we ask that they are scanned
at a minimum of 300 dpi. If you have us scan the
photos (see above photo scanning under digitizing), you will have the scanning
charge, but you will receive a separate disk with those digital, enhanced
Music soundtrack are synchronized to the slides for maximum impact.
If you provide the music, we request it on CD or MP3 format. This is to adhere
to federal copyright laws. Many people prefer to have us choose music that we find and download. If you choose this option, you will also receive a separate audio CD of all the music.
Can I use any music and/or photos that I like in my
restricts the use of most material to what’s called “fair use”, which means that
if we incorporate the music of your choice in your show, you must have purchased
that recording, either on CD, tape, record, or download (from iTunes, etc.). The
resulting show is to be used for non-commercial use only. We
also are restricted from using any material in which the rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(DMCA) do not expressly belong to you. We will not incorporate any material
that may be construed as condoning illegal or immoral activity. See our Terms
and Conditions (on the contact page) for further details.
Who owns the rights to the slideshow?
do! Upon completion, we post a version at our approval site for
you to proof, and send you the link to view it online. Upon your approval, we
transfer a high-resolution version of your show to DVD in a presentation-quality
box and it's yours. All future rights to that show belong to you. You may make
copies or have them made without going through us, if you prefer. After all,
these are your treasured memories!