Added Excitement in Discs Created with Updated Photo Slideshow Creation Software
Released on = August 15, 2006, 11:39 pm
Press Release Author = Xequte Software
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = DVD/VCD/Image Slideshow Disk Creation Software
Press Release Body = Wellington, NZ - 20 June 2006 - Xequte today announced the release of DVD PixPlay version 3.0, their popular Slideshow Disc Creation Software for Windows.
DVD PixPlay is an inexpensive and easy-to-use solution for digital camera users to share their digital photos and videos with friends and family through the use of image slideshow discs that can be played back on a TV using a DVD player.
Slideshow discs created with the software function like a standard DVD making them particularly suitable for those who do not own a computer or have only rudimentary skills in their use.
Version 3.0 is a major update, delivering over one hundred improvements with particular focus on improving the styling of created discs and enhancing the user interface.
The most significant addition in the new release is the implementation of 46 Pan Zoom effects, which add more excitement to slideshows by adding motion to static images, for example, zooming in on a particular face within a photo.
A Remove Borders Wizard allows users to quickly crop the images in their slideshow to ensure they match the aspect ratio of the output device (e.g. a TV), so that minimal border area is displayed. Where there are borders, users can now specify texture files and gradient colors to fill the background.
Users have much more control over their project with new Slideshow Properties and Frame Properties dialogs which provide quick access to relevant settings and previews of selected transition and motion effects. Custom transition times can now be specified for each image as well as the Fade In and Fade Out.
An eighth format has been added to the output arsenal, with a new combined DVD and Image Slideshow, which provides optimal quality and compatibility whether played on a TV or a computer.
PC slideshow discs can now also include buttons to navigate photos and DVD chapters, print the slideshow, display a web site or send an email.
Significant development time has been invested in improving styling and usability throughout the application, including customization of the buttons that are displayed on the main toolbar and new graphics.
To provide users detailed information on their slideshow a new display mode provides a columnar view of the start time, motion and transition effects and crop ratio for all frames. In other display modes similar information is available by hovering the cursor over the frame.
Other improvements include an undo function to reverse the last editing change, more powerful importing and exporting to CSV files, Windows Vista compatibility, and much faster output due to improved caching and other optimizations.
Further information, including free evaluations, can be obtained from the Xequte web site at www.xequte.com or from email@example.com. DVD PixPlay is priced at $29.50 and can be purchased from www.xequte.com/order/
About Xequte Software
Founded in 1998, Xequte Software focuses on the creation of image and multimedia management and viewing solutions for Windows.
Their leading products, Smart Pix Manager, MailList King and DVD PixPlay have received numerous top reviews and are some of the more popular products within their market space. Xequte has also developed custom solutions for such companies as Shutterfly, Ofoto and Amazon.
Web Site = http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/
Contact Details = Address: PO Box 11-301, Wellington New Zealand