Videoporama is an application you can use to create video presentations from pictures that runs on Linux and Windows. It comes with various transition effects, option to add sound to the video, many different presets and uses mplayer for previewing the slideshow before processing it. We've covered Videoporama in detail a while back so check out that post for more info: Videoporama: Create Cool Video Slideshows From Your Pictures.
Videoporama 0.8.1 was released a few days ago, adding a cool new feature that's not available in any other such Linux applications: you can now include videos too so it's not just an application to create videos from pictures anymore. You can also set the start / end position for a movie so if you only want to display a few seconds from a video in your montage, you can easily do it from the Videoporama options.
Besides the option to include a video, the new Videoporama 0.8.1 also comes with a new sound interface (multi track) so you can select a part of an audio file, adjust the output level, add fade in/out effects and so on.
There are many other improvements in Videoporama 0.8.1 like new luma transitions, the addition of a time ruller in the preview zone, various other interface tweaks and bug fixes. To see them all, try out the latest Videoporama 0.8.1.
With these features I am sure you won't miss the Face Movie feature in Picasa 3.8 anymore - yes, it involves a bit more work, but you can also achieve much more with Videoporama. I highly recommend you try out the latest Videoporama 0.8.1.
Check out this video I've created using Videoporama 0.8.1 - it starts with an Unity 2D video for 20 seconds (you can skip it if you want) and then you'll see some random images with various transision effects - the video itself doesn't make too much sense and I've only created it so you can get an idea on what you can do using the latest Videoporama 0.8.1:
There's no sound for the video because YouTube likes to delete such videos.
Download Videoporama 0.8.1: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx | Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
For Windows / source files, see the Videoporama site for downloads.
See also: Make A Movie Out Of Photos In Ubuntu Using PhotoFilmStrip
Thanks to Roberto @ LFFL.org for the deb files!