Re: slideshow software
- From: smb <justme@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 05:58:22 -0400
On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 16:10:33 +1200, Colin_D <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 01 Jul 2007 16:40:45 +1200, Colin_D <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Mike Blanchette wrote:
I use ProShow Gold from Photodex (http://www.photodex.com/). I've been usingSame here - until I dropped onto PicturesToExe, generally knaown as PTE
it for 3-4 years and have been very happy. When I evaluated the options
several years ago, it was by far the most advanced in features. For example,
it's one of the few that supports panning and zooming with full user control
of motion. I haven't found anything more powerful yet. Good luck.
or P2E. Control is awesome, as is its outstanding image quality, far
better than ProShow's soft images, and the exe files run stand-alone,
i.e. no Presenter requirement.
Free to try: http://www.wnsoft.com
And a site with dozens of downloadable shows, some of which are
And a forum at:
No doubt P2E is a very nice program, but looking at the shows on that
website I didn't see anything dramatically different from what you
could get with PSG. If you were getting soft images with PSG,
perhaps you didn't have the resolution settings right?
Yes, the settings were right. I've used PSG for some years now,
including upgrades when available. I didn't buy version 3 because the
softness issues weren't fixed, according to numerous users on the PSG
forum. My desktop machine has an Nvidia GeForce 6600GT graphics card,
and a very sharp monitor at 1024x768, which is the setting I use to
match the XVGA projector. My laptop is fairly good as well, sporting an
Nvidia GeForce 7600GT graphics card with 256MB of dedicated ram and a
1280x900 LCD. Both machines display a markedly sharper picture from PTE
.exe files than from PSG .exe.files. There's not so much difference
between respective DVDs, but DVDs aren't my problem. I use .exe files
for projection almost exclusively.
My biggest question for either program, where can you get royalty-free
music to use in the background? Technically it's not quite legal to
use rips from CDs, is it?
No, but everyone does it. A long as I retain control of the show, I
don't see any difference between showing slides while playing the DVD on
the stereo, or using the music within a show, it's the same difference.
Shows that I sell or give away will usually have royalty-free music from
a website. Sometimes the music costs, sometimes it's free, but the free
stuff mostly isn't all that good.
I think I'll download the "10 slide limit" trial version of P2E and
make test slideshows with both programs for comparison. That's
probably the best way to see how much of a difference there may be.
BTW, do you have any of your shows posted online?
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