Photo presentation with variable slide duration

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penmark

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I am running VISTA and need to use parts of a 1G wav file and present about 80 digital photos (scanned slides). However, I want to flash the photos for different lengths of time - i.e. photo 1 for 15 seconds, photo 2 for 60 seconds, etc.

The sw that came with the computer doesn't allow variable duration for the photos. The sw that came with my scanner is Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Windows XP. I'm not sure if Photoshop Elements would work, but the version I have doesn't appear to have VISTA drivers in any event.

I'm looking for an easy to use sw that is relatively economical - but one which can do what I need. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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irfanview should be able to do this & its free,

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looking at the help file - under slideshow
it says
There are settings for how long each image will be shown;
 

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I don't think Irfanview is condusive to variable duration either. Something like Photostory 3 is where you can set individual display time to whatever you want, though I'm not sure what the compatible audio formats are (should be .wav but don't know for sure) and I don't know if it works perfectly on Vista or not. If it does, you can also apply the "Ken Burns" effect to each slide/photo as well.

Windows Movie Maker can also be used to specify display timing and there are a ton of commercial programs including Studio 12 and Premiere Elements 4 (not Photoshop Elements 4) and a few products from Corel (the old Ulead line).
 

penmark

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thanks for the leads. actually, i did try irfanview, and you're right, it doesn't allow for variable duration. i've trimmed the audio file and saved it as an mp3 and wav, so either will now work for me. i'm going to check out your suggestions. not sure what the "ken burns" effect is, but i'm guessing i can search for it on here. thanks.
 
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