MySlideShow

Description

MySlideShow

Creating computer slide shows is very easy with MySlideShow. This simple and straightforward software application offers its users a comprehensive toolkit for making bright, memorable and esthetically pleasing slide shows and photo albums. The program is quite elementary - select pictures, indicate the desired sequence (or choose random order), apply special transition effects, and you get a professionally looking slide show with one button click. Conveniently, photo albums, thumbnail web galleries, screensavers, video CDs and DVDs can be created with the same program!

MySlideShow is jam-packed with helpful features, meaning you will never have to buy any additional software. For example, MySlideShow is capable of adding and editing slide captions (it's possible to use EXIF and IPTC tags), changing picture orientation, synchronizing slide shows with music and sound effects. All options can be applied to individual images or entire sets of pictures; the slide show can go on in automatic and manual modes, making it possible to use MySlideShow for creating presentations. Your slide show can have a playlist synchronized with slides, an independent background playlist and slide-specific playlists. You can add background music and narration/voice-over audio files. The Slide Editor in the MySlideShow Gold allows you to place additional text boxes, web links, small images, Flash animations and video clips on slides.

Importantly, the program is capable of packing slide shows into standalone executable and screensaver files (.exe and .scr respectively), thus making it very easy to distribute them. The Video Generator plug-in allows you to burn VCD, SVCD, DVD video discs and create VCD, SVCD, DVD, WMV and DivX video files from your slide show projects. These features are just a small fraction of what the software has to offer its buyers. And best of all, anyone can try MySlideShow free of charge.

The program offers unique features for photographers who want to distribute their executable slide show files to end users. You can create trial slide shows which expire after N days, X tries or on a specific date. Then your customers can order the fully-functional slide show and/or unlock the trial slide show with a password you send.

Registered users can distribute MySlideShow presentations (slide shows, albums, web galleries or video files) for free. No royalty fee is required. The Business License is required if you want to create and distribute MySlideShow presentations for commercial purposes.

Features

  • Has a convenient user interface (similar to Windows Explorer) for adding image files to your slide show from your image folders.
  • Shows selected images and slides in preview and full screen modes.
  • Shows slides as thumbnails, which makes it easier to change their sequence or sort them.
  • Allows you to customize various slide settings.
  • Allows you to add and edit the slide Captions (you can use EXIF and IPTC tags there).
  • Allows you to rotate your images to the position you want without an image editor.
  • Allows you to change the settings either for the whole slide show or for individual slides.
  • Allows you to synchronize slides with music.
  • Allows you to allocate slides in your own transition points on the timeline of the special Sync Playlist using the Timeline Editor (only in Gold version).
  • Allows you to place text, small images, web links, video clips and Flash animations on slides using the Slide Editor (only in Gold version).
  • Offers Manual and Automatic slide show modes.
  • Offers special Start Screen option allowing you to view your photos as Previews or Filmstrip.
  • Saves slide show projects in special text format that allows you to play and edit them later on.
  • Has font and color settings for the slide captions.
  • Has font and color settings for the image information text.
  • Plays background music during whole slide show from a special play list. Each track in the playlist can be customized with the Start Time, End Time, Fade In and Fade Out options.
  • Plays narration or voice-over audio files (can be used together with background music).
  • Supports Transition Effects.
  • Supports Motion (Pan and Zoom) Effects for output video files (only in Gold version).
  • Allows you to collect several executable slide shows into an Album.
  • Creates output slide shows as standalone executable (.exe) files or screen savers.
  • Creates output slide shows as video files and burns video CDs and DVDs.
  • Generates HTML pages with thumbnails (web galleries) for publishing on the web.
  • Can display a thumbnail/navigation panel during the slide show.
  • Supports multi-monitor systems: slide show and thumbnail/navigation panel can be displayed on different monitors (for example, on the notebook screen and a projector if you make a presentation).

Standard and Gold editions

MySlideShow is available in the Standard and Gold editions. The following table displays main features and differences between MySlideShow and MySlideShow Gold.

Features MySlideShow MySlideShow Gold
Automatic synchronization with audio X X
Custom synchronization with audio (Timeline Editor)   X
Slide show and individual slide settings X X
Filmstrip and Previews screens (Start Screen) X X
Transition Effects X X
Motion (Pan & Zoom) Effects for output video files   X
Background playlist with Volume, Start Time, End Time, Fade In and Fade Out options for each track X X
Ability to place additional text boxes, images and video clips on slides (Slide Editor)   X
Ability to create video files and burn VCD and SVCD discs and create VCD, SVCD, DVD and WMV video files (Video Generator plug-in) X X

System requirements:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7 .
  • ~ 8-16 MB free disk space.
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher for creating web galleries.

What users are saying

Just a note to compliment you on creating the best and most complete slide show software on the market.
 
I am a professional entertainer who includes movie trivia and more in my karaoke shows as well as trivia games on DVDs that I do at children's parties.  I have tried every slide program available from those requiring special viewers to those that produce flash slide shows.  However, I have never found one as complete and well written as yours.
 
You have definitely covered all bases and I just want to say thanks for a great product.

 
Steve @ In Touch Creations, Inc.





MySlideShow's main window Main window is similar to Windows Explorer. Contains folder, file and slide lists and preview panel.

Start Screens - Filmstrip and Previews Start Screen option displays slide images as Filmstrip and Previews.

Settings Project and Slide Settings windows.

Slide Editor Slide Editor allows you to add small images, text boxes and web links.


MySlideShow's components, additional plug-ins and utilities

Slide Editor

Slide Editor allows you to place text boxes, web links, small images, video clips (AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV) and Flash/SWF animations on slides. For text boxes you can change color, font, background transparency and other properties. Semi-transparent PNG images can be used for logotypes. Slide elements inserted by Logo Editor will be visible on each slide in your slide show project. Screenshot 

Slide Editor is included in MySlideShow Gold.

Timeline Editor

Timeline Editor shows the timeline of your background playlist and allows you to allocate slides in custom transition points. You can select a slide or a group of slides and drag them on the timeline. It's possible to select a part of the timeline (for example, an audio track) and allocate a group of slides at even intervals on this part. Screenshot 

Timeline Editor is included in MySlideShow Gold.

Video Generator plug-in and DVD Album utility

This plug-in allows you to burn VCD, SVCD, DVD video discs and create VCD, SVCD, DVD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and WMV video files from your slide show projects. The plug-in appears as "Video CD/DVD" and "Video" items in the Tools menu. Download 

The plug-in is free for registered users of MySlideShow v3.x.

The DVD Album utility allows you to import several DVD .mpg video files created by MySlideShow's Tools | Video menu, create a simple menu and burn a DVD video disc or save DVD disc files to the hard drive. The utility is free. Screenshot   Download 

EXIF Inspector

The plug-in displays EXIF and IPTC information placed into JPEG files by digital photo cameras and image processing software. You can import separate EXIF and IPTC properties (for example image description, image date/time) to the caption field of your slides, fix slide rotation field depending on EXIF Orientation values, sort your photos by the date/time taken. The plug-in works with MySlideShow v2.1.2 or higher and appears as an item in the Tools menu. Download  

Print Thumbnails

The Print Thumbnails plug-in can print your slide list as a thumbnail table or a contact sheet. You can change different settings: thumbnail size, margins, number of rows and columns. The plug-in displays your slide list in the preview mode, can print slide captions, page header and footer. 

Silverlight Gallery and Flash Gallery plug-ins

The plug-ins create a web slide show with music from your slide show project. Then you can upload the output folder (containing HTML page, images and music files) to your website and send the link to your friends or partners. More   Download 

The plug-ins are free for registered users of MySlideShow v3.x.


Other information

Upgrading

  • Upgrade from one of the previous v3.x to the latest v3.x

    Just install the latest version over your current one.
     
  • Upgrade from v2.x to v3.

    There is no need to uninstall MySlideShow v2.x. By default, MySlideShow v3 installs in a separate folder and adds a new icon on the desktop.

    If you'd like to buy an upgrade, please click here.

Updated: November 20 2012
 

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