How to Burn a CD of a Photo Show Slideshow

By Jason Spidle

With today's technology, old-fashioned, bulky slides aren't needed.
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Showing off your photographs in a slideshow is a time-honored tradition. Use the Windows Media Center to share your slideshows via compact disc. When you put a slideshow on a CD, you make it more accessible, as picture files are often too large to email in batches to family and friends. Burn a CD to create an easily-shipped slide show, and also provide a copy as backup in case your computer fails.

Open Windows Media Center by clicking "Start," "All Programs," and then "Windows Media Center." Press the "Maximize" button if Windows Media Center isn't already fully maximized.

Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW into your optical drive.

Select "Burn a CD or DVD" when your computer recognizes the inserted CD. If the option doesn't appear automatically, select "Tasks" and then "Burn CD/DVD."

Choose the format by clicking "DVD Slide Show" on the Select Format page, and then click "Next."

Enter the name for the slideshow, and then click "Next."

Click "Picture Library" on the Select Media Page, and then click "Next." Click the folder with the pictures for the slide show. Select the pictures to include, and the click "Next."

Click "Burn DVD" on the Review & Edit List page. Select "Yes" when the Initiating Copy sign appears.

Click "Done" in the Completing Burn notification when the disc is burned.

Items you will need

  • CD Burner

  • Blank CD