Heya. I'd like to start by saying I'm not much of a Mac user, though my first computer was a mac so I'm not a total stranger. My dad has a G4 powerbook (I think) which I use from time to time. It's nice to use the DVD burner he has on it every now and then. For the last 6 months of 2005, I was living in Europe. Needless to say, I have TONS of pictures that have just been sitting on my computer. After transfering them from my camera (to both my PC and my dad's mac laptop) I decided to make that cool slideshow I'd been planning to make since I first arrived in Europe. When I sat down to use iPhoto on my dad's mac, I found that it couldn't do some big things that I wanted it to do (at least that's how it appeared from a cursory, PC user's glance). It's fine for a quickie slideshow, if you just want music played with pictures displayed at a fixed rate, but I wanted something a little more complex than what it offered. This is where I need a little help from whoever's kind enough to answer: Is there any slideshow application out there that will allow me to do more specific things like change the rate at which pictures are shown at any given time during a slideshow? I'd want to be able to control the rate of the slides according to the changes in the tempo of the background music, fast enough so that it's almost a blur to the eye. Any effects like fading to white or black while the slides are still playing would be very nice. Perhaps the most important requirement for me is the ability to transfer all of this to a DVD that can ultimately be played on a standard DVD player. Like I said before, my dad has a dvd burner and, of course, iDVD (which I found to be pretty annoying, not to mention slow, with all the file conversion -.avi to quicktime and whatnot- that's required before it allows you to burn something...Is there even a way to just burn files onto a DVD purely for storage?) Thanks a lot in advance for the help. My family keeps bugging me to show them the pictures from my trip, so I'd like to be able to do this in the near future.