Connect computer wirelessly to the tv or home entertainment system like the PS3 (Playstation 3), for example. This would allow you to create a slideshow on your computer and show it via your home entertainment system in another room.
Create slideshows using software
Include your digital photos
Transitions and effects
Sounds and background music (this is the difficult part)
Then burn to a DVD to share with others
Software - Windows MovieMaker Live, PhotoShop Elements, Pinnacle Studio, Nero
There are really only two kinds of music you can use without permission
royalty free (this does not mean its FREE) or
public domain music
It’s probably ok if you are creating something just to show to your family but the problem comes when you make “copies” for your family, friends, etc. As soon as duplicates are being made, audiences are gathering, or money is changing hands, you are almost certainly breaking the law.
Digital Photo Frames
Create simple picture borders
Web 2.0 Tools (free open-source programs) for editing your pictures.
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/resources/28-online-photo-editing-websites-to-have-fun-with/ - This site lists approximately 30 free photo-editing tools!
With Windows 7, you can either view your pictures in “My Pictures” OR in the Windows Photo Gallery. In general, Windows Photo Gallery is the best place to work with your pictures as it lets you see all of your pictures in one place and makes it easy to view them by date, tag, and other criteria. The gallery also has some features such as crop and red-eye removal.
You can easily create folders and name them what you want. You can then place your pictures in your newly named folders.
Backing up your digital pictures
If you only store your pictures on your computer and your hard drive fails, you will lose those pictures forever. For this reason it is important to back up your picture files.
Other options include:
DVD’s or CD’s
External Hard Disk
Creating a Slideshow
Windows comes with a free slideshow program called Windows Movie Maker.