image2mpeg is a tool to convert digital photos (or any other images) into MPEG video streams, with transitions between the images. The photo stream may be accompanied with music (or any other audio stream). The resulting slideshow may be prepared for VCD, SVCD, or DVD playback in stand-alone players, or the MPEG videos may be converted into FLV (Flash Videos). The type of transition can be selected for each image separately from a set of fade, slide, roll, etc.
updateThumbnails stores the thumbnails of photos in a dot directory, stores thumbnails for different applications and sizes, supports XV thumbnails, supports generation of GNOME local thumbnails as used by GQview, only generates thumbnails if the original image has changed, and removes thumbnails where the original file no longer exists.