Thursday, February 5, 2009

Photo Peach - Quick and Easy Audio Slideshows

Photo Peach is a new service that allows you to quickly and easily create an audio slideshow, with captions, from images in your Flickr, Picassa, or Facebook account. You can also use images saved on your local hard drive to create your slideshow.

Photo Peach is similar to the very popular Animoto service although they do have some differences worth noting. Adding captions to each image is a little more intuitive on Photo Peach than it is on Animoto. To add captions to your Photo Peach slideshow simply type your desired text into the caption box that appears as each image is automatically displayed by Photo Peach. Changing the order of appearance for each image is also easier on Photo Peach than it is on Animoto. Changing the sequence of images in Photo Peach is a simple drag and drop procedure.

Compared to Animoto, Photo Peach does have some deficiencies. The transitions between images are much more varied in Animoto as compared to Photo Peach. The music options on Animoto are much greater than on Photo Peach.

Applications for Education
Photo Peach provides a quick and easy way for students to make an audio slideshow video. Many of the music options for Photo Peach are classical selections which could make a nice accompaniment to slideshow of art work.