Seeing as how my favourite slideshow programme is now defunk and someone told me about Photopia I thought I would have a look at it.
I have downloaded the trial versions of both versions.
Is there anything I should absolutely know about before I start to try and make my own slideshows?
Welcome @steve, make sure you check out all the tutorials in the support section on the top bar.
Lillian, do I need a code for the discount? if so where from?
Bob. Tks I think I will have to as I can't find any manual anywhere. I have noticed a couple of oddities today but that is probably just because I am unfamiliar with the programme.
Will have to have to have a proper play around on it I think.
Photopia was supposed to notify all Proshow users but I guess they are behind with that. The good news is that there is a discount code. Go to Choice Slides and leave a message for Jennifer, she will email you the code. While there look around at all the great products she has created for both Photopia and Proshow.
@steve, I don't imagine you will have any problems creating new shows using Photopia, but if you try to import old Photodex shows, you may encounter quite a few problems. One show I tried to import didn't transfer correct masking or borders, although another one I tried to import seemed to get it right. One major (at least for me) shortcoming with Photopia is that they do not have a "safe zone" for pictures and videos within a given slide like Photodex does/did. I prefer having a "safe zone" rather than filling up the entire frame, although I guess that is just my preference. I also noticed some rather cumbersome steps involved in editing individual photos/videos in a given frame. Unless and until these issues are resolved, as of right now, I think I will just continue to use ProShow Producer, since I am happy with the final product, and I have saved and backed up the installation file. I may change my mind later on.
Although we've already covered many of these details through eMail, don't hesitate to drop us a line with workflow related suggestions / concerns / observations. We're open to feedback on anything our software is doing that you think (or know) it shouldn't be doing.
Sorted out codes but don't think I am going to buy/subscribe just yet.
Just want to play around a little bit first before committing to spending a lot of money. I don't really like the subscription model thing.
I can't find a manual anywhere though. From what I have read on the forum there isn't one?? That's a shame because I don't really like having to watch videos to learn the basics of something but I will give it a try.
I have tried a couple of things so far like using the wizard and have tried importing a complete show. Both gave me problems but that might just be my lack of knowledge of the programme.
Thanks for your replies.
downloaded trial verson of director.Cant open.Getting error:"door open on drive A.I did create an account also beforehand.
We are working on releasing a manual for Photopia Creator / Director, although it's not yet ready. I expect there will be posts announcing its arrival once that occurs.