I have many slide shows of old genealogy pictures with text and music background generated with EMC 7.5. They are terrific! When I purchased EMC 8 disaster struck. If you are focasing on slide shows, as I am, my advice is stay with Vs. 7.5. EMC 8 is slow, doesn't recognize much of what I put together with 7.5 and adding and editing text is labor intensive, confusing, and user UNFRIENDLY. And don't expect any help from the manual which can be downloaded. It's absolutely useless. Stay with version 7.5. I paid only $50 for my Vs. 8 - so I'm not out that much.