I agree with you. The email answers I've gotten have been very easy to implement. I'm feeling more hopeful now. Thanks for the encouragement!
Yeah - I am frustrated that Proshow closed down and have to be replaced with Photopia. Photopia seems to be quite nice and a quite ok replacement for Proshow Gold, but a few things seems to be not so good as Proshow Gold.
Maybe there is a User Guide and I just don't know about it. I loved ProShow Producer because I was with them for about 10 years and they offered Phone Support and I was meticulous with taking notes on every help session. I was a bit disappointed to see them fade into the woodwork. But I feel that Photopia is the best replacement even though after 2 years with them I'm still a little behind the 8-Ball with some of the functions and I do find many of the Tutorials difficult to understand. I would not go anywhere else other than Photopia...I'm just anxious to become more Knowledgable with various processes. I always appreciate any comments and replies.
Well yeah - I also think that Photopia Creator, that I use, is a great replacement for Proshow Gold, at least for what I use it for. There are just a few things that just don't seem as intuitive as in Proshow. 🙂
I know this is probably a simple fix, but I cannot for the
life of me find how to edit the path of my text. I cannot even move it over to the correct spot. I am using Creator.
@les-wallack I agree. I used Producer for many years and it was very easy to use. I cannot seem to get comfortable with Creator. Even the basic adjustments are tedious.
Photopia has been on the market for more than two years now. There have been promises of a user guide (remember how great ProShow user guides were) for some time now, and no sign yet of a user guide nor any word about whether one is being written and, if so, when we can expect to see it. Video tutorials can help for some things, and maybe I'm becoming passé in terms of how to learn or find things, but nothing IMO beats a thorough user guide with a table of contents and a hot-linked index (again, recalling ProShow). Does anyone know what's up, or not, with a user guide?
I've been making slideshows for years, making family fun projects and also to make presentations using my genealogy information. (I am the historian for my one ancestoral line). Thank goodness someone took up where ProShow left off -- BUT -- (there's always a "but") -- Photopia doesn't seem to "FLOW" as easily as ProShow. It seems to me that when working on the same "slide" you have to jump all over to make your adjustments. The steps you have to take are not obvious, and whatever you need to do to make that adjustment (change font / outline / add or delete something, etc.) you have to have the "magic formula" to know what section to go to. And, if you don't work with the program on a steady day-to-day basis, it feels like you're starting from the beginning of the learning curve.
But, then again, without Photopia, I can't imagine the frustration with a completely different program. SO - for that I'm grateful!!!!
Yeah, Anne, I agree with you. I use it to make relatively simple slideshows / videos, with photos and video clips of house construction. But it was just a bit more fluently to work with Proshow Gold. I still don't understand why they closed it down. Photopia is not entirely as good as Proshow. I wish they just renamed Proshow Gold to Photopia, without other changes.
The message below was posted by @Joshua 2 years ago, something tells me they aren't going to do anything to address this issue.
We definitely understand that Photopia Creator / Director need a solid manual. There are a lot of great features in both programs, even some things that couldn't be done in ProShow, and we need to get documentation released to cover the product for people at all skill levels. It's just that simple. We've seen some unfortunate setbacks with this project but it's something we continue to work on and hope to see released... at least before we get to version two.
@robert-mcmurray You're probably right. Maybe the work on version 2 will be their next excuse for not having a thorough PDF user guide. Though Photodex never seemed to let the upgrades prevent them from updating their user guide, once they released the first one anyway. The work on upgrades or updates is getting to be a rather thin excuse, given that lately there have been updates (never mine upgrades) only once every three or four months, unlike a couple of times nearly every month back in their first year of operation ...
Those are fair criticisms. We've been a bit off schedule with recent updates and hope to get things back on track soon, along with the long promised user guide. We appreciate your continued patience and welcome any bug reports, feature requests, or product questions you may have in the meantime.
I have been using this software for years. I created tech books for databases as well as Microsoft products.
Have you looked at the youtube videos that Jennifer Clark has created--they are amazing...short & sweet and very informative. Why would you want to read it rather than visually learn it? BTW--I'm still amazed at how much I am still learning from these videos.
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Give it a try