How to put music to a photo cd

Updated March 23, 2017

Digital photo albums are ideal for presenting your personal photographic memories in a multimedia setting that features background music. There are a number of programs that allow you to create slide shows with musical backgrounds. With a photo slide show program capable of supporting music files, you can create multimedia presentations of all your favourite photographic memories.

Download a program that allows you to create slide shows that integrate images and music. There are several programs available at a wide range of prices, including some that are free. Photostage (which is one of those free options) was used to research this article, but most slide show programs work in the same general way.

Open your slide show software and begin importing your photos. If you are using Photostage, click the "Add Media" option and choose "Add Photos and Media Files." Browse your hard drive until you find the photos you want to add. Click on a photo to add it to the media list.

Using the same interface, find the music files you want to add to your photo presentation. Click the song you want to go along with the photos you've selected. With Photostage, music files can be in mp3 or WAV format.

From the media list you've compiled, select the photos and music that you want in your presentation and click "Add Selected to Slideshow." This will place your photographs in your presentation, along with the selected soundtrack.

Continue to add photos to your slide show. You can insert a new song at any time by repeating the earlier steps.

Preview your presentation to make sure the song and photo selections play together and that they are acceptable to you. Do this by clicking the "Preview" option on the toolbar.

Save your document by going to the "File" menu and choosing "Save Slideshow." You can burn your presentation to a data disc or to a DVD, which you can then play in any DVD player.

Things You'll Need

  • Slide-show software
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Carl Hose is the author of the anthology "Dead Horizon" and the the zombie novella "Dead Rising." His work has appeared in "Cold Storage," "Butcher Knives and Body Counts," "Writer's Journal," and "Lighthouse Digest.". He is editor of the "Dark Light" anthology to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.