Using Proshow purchased Style, Effects & Transition packs
Is it possible to import the purchased Proshow effects packs into Photopia Director? I see Director has many slide styles and transitions seen in Proshow, but would like to use the ones I've purchased for Proshow.
You sure can. Go to Effects on the top file bar, drop down to manage effects then to import; surf over to your stash. Worked fine.
Not all Proshow transitions and styles work properly in Director. But most of them seem to be working just fine.
Thank you for your responses. I followed your suggestion and was able to import some styles from Proshow to Director. But it would not let me import any of the purchased package styles (said invalid files for Director). I emailed Photopia support and asked if previously purchased Proshow packs could be imported but haven't heard from them yet.
Thanks for your fast response and assistance. I found this and it is only giving me an option for .psh and .ppr files. It doesn't say .pkg files.
My second issue is I have a new machine and do not have Pro Show installed on this machine and they won't import from a folder with the files loaded in them from my old machine.
I may be out of luck, but it was worth a try.
Do you know where I could place the files on my new machine so this process would recognize them? Application data folder?
Hi Jen, I have not used any of the .pkg files from Proshow but what happens if you right click on the file, do you get an option to "extract all"? If so then create a folder of your choice and extract all into that folder. Then see if Photopia can find them by browsing to that folder.
If you still have problems you can try Jennifer at email@example.com, she is very helpful, or use the "contact us" at the top of the page in the support tab.
Sorry I could not be of more help.
Photopia can import a variety of ProShow file types including PSH (slideshows), PXS (slide styles), PXT (transitions), and a number of other formats. My understanding is that the PKG files you're working with are effectively text files used by ProShow to define the metadata (file names, sizes, etc.) for slide style, transition, image, and other files that could then be downloaded from Photodex servers. They don't contain the actual effect (or image) files themselves, which would have been stored separately on the local system once downloaded.
Look for the corresponding (PXS / PXT) effect files in these folders on the computer where ProShow is installed. Those files can be manually copied over to the computer where Photopia is installed then imported through the "Manage Effects" window, using the "Import" button therein.
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