CD Slideshow Generator is a Windows XP Power Toy from Microsoft that helps to create a slide-show on your Photo CDs. The procedure is pretty convenient – copy the picture files to the CD using Windows Explorer, right click on the CD Drive icon and select ‘Write these files to CD’, and the wizard that pops up has an option where the slide show can be enabled. It creates an autorun file which runs the slide-show.
My neighbor wanted to transfer the pictures in her Digicam to a CD, and I used this tool to create the slide-show for her. It works well, and is simple to use.
One feature I missed is an option to rotate pictures while they are being viewed – I had to swivel my head frequently to see the pictures taken in vertical format.