Today another giveaway which allows you to create slideshows in the form of video's (.avi with option to burn to CD), standalone executables (.exe) or screensavers (.scr).
It offers over 200 transition effects and you can add sound/music. It also supports the PDF format and oddly enough the makers for some reason have focused on this format and call it 'Boxsoft PDF to Video' which is only a rather limited description of its functionality.
From the Boxsoft's site Feature list:
Create sound-supported slideshow with PDF files, images;
Support acquiring images directly from scanner or digital cameras;
Support 35+ formats of images: TIF, TIFF, FAX, G3N, G3F, XIF, JPG, JPEG, JPE, JIF, PCX, BMP, DIB, RLE, PNG, DCM, DIC, DICOM, TGA, TARGA, VDA, ICB, VST, PIX, PXM, WBMP, JP2, J2K, DCX, CRW, PSD, IEV, LYR, AVI, MPEG, MPG, WMV, etc.;
Support add PDF files continuously and Add Folder (Include sub folders) of images at a time;
Support Drag and Drop to add images, or insert images in front of existing files in lists;
Support create Import List and Export List of frequently used;
Support Reorder images: Move First, Up, Down, Last, or drag directly, or sort by name, file size, create time, or Rearrange etc;
Support Image Setting: Size, Flip, Rotate, Crop, contrast, brightness, Sharp, De-skew, Image effects—B/W, Gray scale and Edge Detection;
Support add MP3 files, define loop or not;
Provide 200+ kinds of Transition Effect: expand, slide, unroll, fade, reveal, bars, etc;
Support Process Control on Step, Interval, Loop etc;
Support change Layout such as Image Placement, Background, Frame;
Support slide images setting such as Over Draw, Compress for Screen, DVD or Custom;
Support preview output effect of slideshow;
Add control buttons on slideshow: Continue, Pause, Preview, Next, Close;
Provide 4 output modes: Build SlideShow (EXE), Build SlideShow (SCR), Build to video (AVI, WMV, MPEG), Burn to CD;
Support Screen Capture Setting on Input and Output while Build to video;
Design and save as project (.XML) for later use.
With any (free) virtual PDF printer utility you can create PDFs from any application which you should be able to combine into a presentation. You may have a use for that option.
It's a 16,5MB download available here
As part of its installation procedure it also installs "Microsoft C++ redistributable 2005" in my case telling me it was removing an older version. Just so you know in case this might be of importance to you. Apparently it also asks to download and install Ghostscript if you don't already have it installed (which I have so I didn't get asked).
The offer expires tomorrow 13-1-2011 08:00 GMT/UTC.
When in doubt..... Press the shutter.