Momento Turns Photos Into Movies

Canopus has announced Momento, the latest addition to its line of creative software tools. Momento turns digital photos into an animated slideshow with motion effects, artwork, transitions, titles, music and voice-over. Slideshows can be e-mailed, posted on a website or burned directly to DVD. Momento can import all major photo and audio formats straight from a memory card, and with its unique 'SmartStyle' approach, all the user has to do is select a theme and Momento will automatically add motion effects, music and transitions.

Momento offers sophisticated image editing built in, including color correction, red-eye reduction, level adjustment and audio normalization. Momento supports standard definition 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, and even HD resolution.

Momento is available now directly from the Canopus Web site for a suggested retail price of $49.99. Canopus also offers a free, wizard-based version of the software - Momento Express - which includes much of the functionality of the full product, but without the ability to fine-tune or burn to DVD. For more information visit the Canopus Memento page at