Animoto, and others, like Slide, are mostly geared towards the MySpace and FaceBook crowd. PhotoPeach takes a more minimalist approach and focuses purely on the actual pictures without using flashy effects and themes. This is great if you just want to showcase some of your latest photos without the distraction of themes and sound effects.There is clearly no dearth of slideshow services on the Internet. Some are intricate like
Overall, the PhotoPeach site feels very straightforward, as it just focuses on the essentials of creating an online slideshow. PhotoPeach only features two themes for its slideshow, a 'spiral view' and a standard slideshow view with zooming images. A small library of sound effects that you can add to your captions and a selection of background music round out PhotoPeach's core feature set.
Thanks to a major update to PhotoPeach that was released yesterday, you can now also embed your slideshows on your blog, as well as on Facebook and MySpace. Of course, PhotoPeach also provides you with a link to your slideshow on the company's servers. In addition, the company has introduced a new Java uploader, and you can import your photos from Flickr, Picasa, or Facebook as well.
There was only one feature that we didn't like on PhotoPeach. While you can use PhotoPeach's own music library, you can also embed music from YouTube videos. This is a great idea, but these videos appear in a little window at the bottom of your embed, which is not only incredibly distracting, but it also blocks some of the navigation features of the embed.
Easy and Straightforward
PhotoPeach is one of those sites that don't stand out because of their amazing features, but simply because they do one task, and they do it very well. If you want to embed a slideshow into you blog post, MySpace, or Facebook page, and you don't care for fancy effects, then PhotoPeach is one of the best tools we have seen for doing this lately.