After googling for a while, I have to ask the only people I trust :) Here are my specific requirements for a slideshow program:
- It should use locally saved original images as its source (i.e., not render everything into a movie) 1a. Because it should be easy to change (add/remove images)
- It should be possible to set up a "scenario" - a sequence it will keep to
- It should be possible to show captions and define duration for each, i.e. say "Summer vacation 2013" over all the images from step N until N+m of the sequence.
- (Secondary) a pleasant transition effect would be nice, but enough with just a fader or something, nothing fancy.
Most important is sequence and captions. So far I can only think of sticking everything into Premiere and creating a sequence, putting captions on top and call it done, but it violates p. 1 and makes it rather inflexible. Should I want to add a single image I'd have to do some relatively complex editing, and worst of all, re-rendering the whole sequence.
It does not have to be gratis, but hopefully reasonably priced.