Useful Programs

The Programs listed below have been suggested by the Group's Members as having been helpful to themselves and are therefore recommended by them for use to others. The programs have been put into sections, but as some programs overlap into other sections it is advisable to view all the sections.

Any member knowing of a suitable program not listed here is requested to use the contact page to send details so that it may be added to this page.

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The Tees Digital Photo Group does not as a body endorse these programs.

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Digital Audio-Visual Programs

PicturesToExe creates presentation in stand-alone .EXE file. Using a clean-looking, intuitive interface, you select pictures from any combination of folders on your system. Then press the Create button. In just moments, you've produced an .exe file that, when run, displays the images with the options you've selected. Options let you specify automatic or manual sequencing, pick the timer interval, adjust font and background properties, and decide whether you want the sequence to run once and terminate or to repeat continuously. You can also add a MIDI, WAV or MP3-based soundtrack and associate each picture with a .wav file. PicturesToExe is a nice way to share your favorite images with others in a compact, easy-to-email form.

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GlobFX Composer

GlobFX Composer lets you design Slide Shows, Screensavers and Movies in real-time, using the Graphics Acceleration of your PC.

Take your best pictures and MP3s, apply motion and amazing effects and instantly generate a stunning Slide Show or Screen Saver.

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Multi-Dimensional Slide Shows for the Web or Desktop
Medi@Show is an advanced program that lets you create, show and share multimedia presentations. It allows you to create presentations containing images, video, audio clips and even PowerPoint files, and give them pizzazz with loads of special effects. Medi@Show is an ideal solution for creating streaming multimedia contents for the web or CD-ROM.

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Firehand Lightning 4

Firehand Lightning 4 is the latest edition of the award-winning photo display and distribution system from Firehand Technologies. Where Firehand Ember provides tools for browsing, culling through, and editing your images, Firehand Lightning allows you to group, show, and share them in a different way.

Use Lightning to bundle photo sets together with background imagery, audio annotations, free-form captions, fast-loading embedded previews, searchable keywords, a title page, and other display elements. The resulting encapsulated photo collections can be indexed using Lightning's proof sheet generator, instantly converted into photo gallery websites using Lightning's HTML generator, and automatically posted to Internet newsgroups using Lightning's USENET posting module. Because they are highly-compressed, encapsulated photo collections can be efficiently archived. They are also directly viewable in a variety of ways - as slideshows; screen savers and photo albums - using the Lightning photo collection viewers available for free download from this website. This means that you can share your Lightning files with anyone, regardless of whether or not they are Lightning users themselves. You can even put the viewing software in photo collection files before distributing them creating compact, self-contained, executable, single-file "stand-alone" slideshows, photo albums and screen savers that can be viewed at the click of a mouse on any Windows computer without any sort of application installation or file setup step.

Lightning is a simple to use program for creating encapsulated photo collections from your photographs. Lightning's intuitive drag/drop interface is based on a technology powerful enough for commercial use. Lightning is ideal for the production and distribution of electronic brochures, commercial photo collections, and photographic proof sets.

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Digital Photo Slide Show

This is a simple photo sharing slideshow software that enables you to share your pictures with family and friends. Sharing your digital photos in a slide show software format with friends and family has never been easier. Your photo sharing can be done as a stand alone slide show, screen saver slide show or web slide show on the Internet. Sharing photos on a CD-ROM slideshow is easy. The software includes a utility that will create a slide show that starts automatically when the CD-ROM is inserted into the computer. A single file installation program can be created that will install your slide show automatically.

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PhotoShow is the fun and easy way to create multimedia slideshows to share with friends and family.
* Create a high-quality show in just minutes
* Add your favorite MP3s as a soundtrack
* Easily share shows on the web or through email
* Personalize show with animated clip art & captions
* Burn VCDs to view slideshows on your TV

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Instant PhotoAlbum

Quickly organize your digital photos and video clips into interactive, high-resolution slideshows, burn them onto CD or DVD and watch them on your TV with Instant PhotoAlbum. Instant PhotoAlbum quickly turns your photos into exciting productions that you can share and enjoy with friends and family for years to come.

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ProShow Producer

Easily Add Content and Customize Slides

* Easily drag and drop content into a show
* Use photos, video clips, and music
* Support for over 100 file types
* RAW file support for professional grade cameras
* Add multiple images and layers to any slide
* Set custom timing for each slide
* Easily modify many slides at once
* Use transparency to overlay masks and borders
* Watermark shows with a logo to protect copyrighted content
* Use linear slide list or 2D light box for sorting
* One-click auto-correct for your photos

Motion Effects and Transitions

* Ken Burns style motion effects with pan and zoom
* Over 280 quality transitions
* Control timing for each transition
* Pan photos, including panoramic
* Zoom photos to any size
* Rotate photos to any angle
* Options composition lines for perfect alignment
* Precise control over motion
* Set start time for motion on slides
* Set acceleration styles for panning

Music and Sounds

* Control volume of audio
* Crop and fade in and out of audio
* View sound wave form of audio
* Add sounds to any individual slide
* Import music from any audio CD
* Automatically time your slides and music
* Record voice-overs

Professional Workflow

* Unlimited Undo and Redo
* Preview real-time as you work, full screen
* Automatic show backup and recovery keeps work safe
* Collect show files to any folder, CD or DVD for archiving
* Fully integrated tools minimize back and forth between programs
* Use templates to minimize show creation time
* Manual show control for presentations
* Color profile aware for each display

Superior Output

* Dual layer drive and media support
* Enhanced menuing for DVDs and PC playback
* Highest speed, highest quality video creation
* Include multiple shows on one disc or executable
* Add your own custom introduction show
* Set title and thumbnail for each show used in menus
* Combine both TV and PC playback on one disc.
* Fastest video rendering time in the industry

DVD and Video CD Authoring

* Fully integrated DVD authoring
* Avoid TV clipping with integrated Safe Zone previews
* Output to CD in a variety of formats
* Create both VCD still shows and VCD video shows
* Burn multiple copies of DVDs and VCDs
* Anti-flicker filtering reduces flickering of video output
* Supports NTSC and PAL standards

Streaming Web Shows

* Create online shows
* Publish streaming shows to a website
* Easily integrates into any website with little HTML
* ProShow web format provides better quality than Flash
* Share shows for free at

Video File Creation

* Create standard MPEG 1, MPEG 2, and AVI video files
* Control video format and rendering options
* Use ProShow videos in other applications

Executables for PC Playback

* Build fully self-contained slide show executables
* PC executables include familiar DVD-style menus
* Customizable branding on EXEs
* No additional software required for playback
* Protect images from copying

Auto-Play CD Creation

* Create auto-play CDs
* Play a show on any PC with no installation
* Fully integrated creation and burning
* Protect CDs to limit unauthorized copying

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