Slideshow companies are popping up all over the internet. People
are taking their pictures and placing them on CD’s, DVD’s, or
VHS for personal use and for gifts for all occasions. People
everywhere are hiring companies to make wedding slideshows for
receptions, graduation slideshows, anniversary slideshows,
birthday slideshows, memorial service slideshows, vacation
slideshows, holiday slideshows, and just about anything you can
think of slideshows. But how do you know which slideshow company
It use to be that when we took our photos of our special
occasions: weddings, vacations, reunions, birthdays, holidays,
anniversaries, family, friends, pets and so on, that we’d get
the photos developed and place them in a photo album or a shoe
box. A couple of our very favorites would be placed in frames.
But, the photo album or shoebox would then sit on a shelf or
under a bed or in a closet or somewhere where they’d be
neglected and hardly ever looked at. In the meantime the photos
themselves are drying out, cracking, and turning yellow. When we
do go to look at them they’re never as good as we remember
because they’ve aged.
Placing our photos on CD, DVD, or VHS preserves the photos
forever. They will never crack, fade, yellow, or get damaged.
Future generations can enjoy the same quality in a hundred years
as we can today.
Turning your photos into slideshows, video albums, or photo
montages makes the photos fun to watch. and more people will
enjoy viewing them with you. So how do you know if you’ve found
a quality slideshow company? An important rule of thumb to
remember is, “If the price seems too good to be true, then it
usually is”. No real slideshow creating company can give you
quality work without putting quality time into it. The less the
price, the less the amount of time going into it. You might as
well go buy yourself the cheapest slideshow software you can
find and do it yourself. A quality slideshow creating company
has invested thousands of dollars to be able to produce the
highest quality work for the consumer. And they will spend the
time needed to clean up your photos and create a quality CD, DVD
or VHS that you can be proud of. The more time a company puts
into creating your slideshow, the higher the cost of that
slideshow. Of course a higher price doesn’t always mean better,
there will always be those who overcharge. When comparing
prices, don’t forget to compare the contents of the package.
This will make a tremendous difference in the pricing and the
quality of the slideshow you receive. But don’t fall for bogus
charges such as transition charges. What are slideshows without
transitions? So shop around, compare prices, compare packages,
and view some slideshow samples.
Viewing samples is very important to choosing your company. If
you’re satisfied with just the simple fade-in, fade-out photo
montage style slideshows, then you have a lot to choose from. If
you want something fun, exciting, emotional, creative and
unique, then there’s very little to choose from. Your memories
are precious and your slideshows should reflect each occasion in
a unique and creative way. Visit Sands of Time Multimedia
Creations today and experience the difference!
Sandra Clukey, Professional Slideshow Creator