Thursday, October 23, 2008

One-year preparations

I've been thinking for a long time about what to prepare for Olivia's birthday. My sister-in-law had a scrapbook all made up for her son's first year for party-goers to peruse. But let's face it...since I haven't even STARTED her scrapbook yet, chances of completing it in three weeks are pretty slim.

So I decided to go with the much easier-to-create and more visually stimulating DVD photo montage. I can add my own music, text and effects and load up photos from her first year. Since many of her best photos have been posted here or on my photo blog, I already have them loaded on my computer which makes this pretty easy.

Unfortunately, I haven't yet been able to find downloadable software for anything other than trial versions of programs that can create this kind of DVD. I am willing to spend money on it if I HAVE to, but first I thought I'd throw the question out there and see if any of you know of any kind of free programs online that create a nice, quality photo montage. Something that can be loaded on DVD.

Bring on the suggestions. And if you've used a program that you paid for, what was it, how much was it, and how did you like it?


Stephanie said...

I'm the wrong person to ask about software. For Asher's first, I put on display the photo albums from the past year, as well as his baby book. For both kids I have kept up a baby book with pictures, cards, stories, and letters, in addition to the normal baby book stuff. It's as close as I'll probably ever get to doing a scrapbook.

Jen said...

I haven't the slightest idea. I've seen some video montages online, but I've never done one myself.