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On another manufacturer's product I am limited to a very small amount of text under a photo. How many characters can be typed under a photo in Easy CD & DVD Burning.

 

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I'll take a stab. In Easy CD & DVD Burning, you can edit pictures in PhotoSuite, or create relatively simple video slideshows with the Slideshow Assistant. In both of them, you can add as much text onto your picture as you want. Your limit is really the font size you're using, and how many lines of text you want to add.

 

Maybe that helps?

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I have photos in a folder. Under each thumbnail I try to add a description about the photo, such as name, date, location and who took the photo. In my existing burning program I drop the folder in to burn a data DVD. As the program begins the process a box pops up with as message stating that the text is too long under various photos. I have purchased "Easy CD&DVD burning" to replace my existing software. I am just trying to find out if Roxio limits the amount of description under the photos. Not real computer savvy, so I hope this makes some sense. Thanks for the help.

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Okay... so you're not "adding text to a photo" you're simply giving descriptive file names to a file, regardless of the fact that it's a photo.

 

The limit that you're running into is not a program limit, it's a limit of the file system used for CDs and you can't get around it if you want to write the files as you are.

 

However, if you create a .ZIP file of your entire folder (right-click on the folder -> Send To -> Compressed (zipped) folder) (Windows 7) and then write the .ZIP file to your CD, you can maintain your long file names. And with versions of Windows from XP on, you can easily expand the zipped file to see the individual files inside and copy them out as desired.

 

Hope that helps!

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My current burning program is Cyerlink DVD Suite Deluxe. It must be the problem as it will take photos with limited description under them and then others it highlights and says text is too long (even if it's a real short description). At one time it would take longer descriptions with no problem. Now it's acting up. We contacted Roxio via Chat session and they said we could type up to 250 characters. Does this sound right for the way we're doing descriptions.

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The allowable length is not just the file name, but the entire path name leading up to it too. You're limited to a total of somewhere around 250 characters, so if you have a short path, you can have a longer file name. If you have a longer path, you're file name will have to be shorter.

 

Again, the zip option is your best bet to keep long file and path names.

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My current burning program is Cyerlink DVD Suite Deluxe. It must be the problem as it will take photos with limited description under them and then others it highlights and says text is too long (even if it's a real short description). At one time it would take longer descriptions with no problem. Now it's acting up. We contacted Roxio via Chat session and they said we could type up to 250 characters. Does this sound right for the way we're doing descriptions.

 

Have you edited any of these photos?

Have you thought about using the Properties of the photos to add all this extra information? A lot of the information is already in the EXIF data of photo files and can even be displayed with Windows Explorer

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