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Bolide Software has released Bolide Slideshow Creator 1.4 – the latest version of its freeware slideshow editor. The new version introduces a pan&zoom effect that lets you highlight important details in a photo, show particular objects or people in a picture in more detail, or simply make the slideshow more dynamic. Bolide Slideshow Creator v.1.4 can be downloaded from the website below.
Website: Bolide Slideshow Creator
Bolide Press Release
Bolide Slideshow Creator 1.4 Introduces Pan&Zoom
Updated software for creating a photo slideshow gives users a new effect called Pan&Zoom
June 4, 2012 – Bolide Software, the developer of the popular software for collectors of books, movies and multimedia files, today announces the release of Bolide Slideshow Creator v. 1.4 – the latest version of the freeware editor for rapid creation of slideshows from photos with music.
The new version introduces a popular effect called Pan&Zoom that gives action to still photographs by slowly zooming in on subjects of interest and panning from one subject to another. The effect lets you highlight important details in a photo, show particular objects or people in a picture in more detail, or simply make the slideshow more dynamic. For example, in a photograph of a family, one might slowly pan across the faces of the children and come to a rest on the mother and father. Also the program features some minor improvements in usability because the goal of the developer is to make a program that even a baby can deal with.
The program enables rapid creation of impressive videos, which are ideal for presenting photos of family celebrations, memorable corporate parties, or tourist trips, demonstrated to the family, friends or acquaintances. To create a slideshow, you need to make only three steps: add pictures, select transition effects between them and add a melody or voice comment. Once previewed, the project can be saved in MKV, AVI or WMV for recording on DVD-ROM, uploading to a smart phone, or social network like Facebook.
Bolide Slideshow Creator v.1.4 can be downloaded for free from the product website at http://slideshow-creator.com . No adware or built-in toolbars are used in the program.
Sample of a slideshow with Pan&Zoom:
About Bolide Software:
Bolide Software develops software for organizing home collections of movies, books and multimedia files. More than 20,000 users and organizations use its software, saving their time and efforts. The Bolide Software’s product line includes Filmoteka, a freeware movie organizer for iPhone, iPod and Android; All My Books, a popular movie organizer for Windows; Audio Comparer and Image Comparer, apps for searching and removing duplicate files. For more information about the company and its products, visit www.bolidesoft.com