Ashampoo Slideshow Studio 2015 ήταν διαθέσιμο ως προσφορά στις 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015!
Get Ashampoo Slideshow Studio, import your pictures and create a digital slideshow quickly! Choose from a huge number of amazing effects for transitions from photo to photo and edit innumerable photos of parties, family gatherings, child births, class trips, vacations and lots of other occasions, extracted from your digital camera and copied to the hard drive.
Comment on your pictures by adding texts and add sentimental background music in order to astonish friends and family.
Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64); 512 MB RAM; Hard Disk Space 85 MB; Windows Media Player 9 or higher; DirectX 9.0
Get Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 and turn your photos into a cinematic experience with smooth zooms and tracking shots, apply fully animated slide transitions and create vibrant full HD videos with ease. Upgrade price for GOTD users (from within Ashampoo Slideshow Studio): $10.65 instead of $39.00!
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Ashampoo does neither itself nor anyone else any favours by persisting with the conceit that it offers full-priced commercial products as giveways -- as here, where the resulting confusion is all too obvious.
Let's get one thing straight from the outset: there is no $39.99 Ashampoo Slideshow Studio 2015. What Ashampoo actually sells is Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD3, which it mentions on this page as being priced at $39.00 and is thus cheaper -- or so it seems -- than the Ashampoo Slideshow Studio 2015 from which a $10.65 upgrade is possible. This must be pretty unique in the world of software marketing: a $10.65 upgrade offer from a product costing $39.99 to a product that costs 99 cents less. Go figure.
None of this would matter were it not for the fact that unless you understand something of the basic / required features of slideshow software, you won't have much clue that today's "free" $39.95 Ashampoo Slideshow Studio 2015 isn't anything like as functional as the real Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD3.
Both are decked out with idiotic transitions (the inter-scene exploding / cartwheeling / spinning / eye- achers that you've never seen in your life in a movie and won't see anywhere except in the work of developers must never have been to a cinema in their lives and which are offered in abundance only because those effects are child's play to create.) But only one offers the key facility that a slideshow needs: the panning and zooming facility that brings an image alive. And that's the $39 Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD3. Not today's giveaway.
Where, then, does that leave someone who really would like to create a slideshow which provides as near to a pleasurable cinematic experience as possible?
Obviously, she or he doesn't need 100 "transitions" any more than any movie director needs 'em: 90% are as silly as they're irritating, and though the occasional page fold-back or horizontal / vertical shuttering may enliven a home-made production, anything other than standard inter-scene "fades" is all that's necessary.
Both versions, therefore, offer "transitions" that are largely irrelevant -- but at least you can stick to your preferred one, or two, or maybe even three. As to The Ken Burns Effect, named after the American TV documentary director whose work has deservedly won worldwide acclaim for the way in which it rendered still images as motion picture frames, panning (left to right, or right to left) across a picture, and zooming (a slow close-up, a slow reverse), are there in Slideshow Studio HD3.
Candidly though, Ashampoo's motion control still isn't properly implemented. It's not alone: many a developer claims to offer motion control but few -- very, very few -- excel at it. The actual Gold Standard in making still images look like they're moving images was set by Microsoft Research as long ago as 2003 with its entirely free Photostory 3. It's still available today though be warned, it was created in an era before 16:9 widescreen monitors and TVs. . . and even before home DVD players. Not untypically with Microsoft, this superb product was never developed, and stands as a further example of the way the Redmond giant has wasted so much in the way of software talent and ingenuity (goodbye, Flight Simulator; hello, Windows 8.)
If you want to see how fast, simple, effective "keyframe" motion control is done, then download from Microsoft the Vista version of Photostory 3 (which will play well on Windows 7) or if you're pre-Vista, then get the edition appropriate to XP. Remember the above caveats though about Photostory 3's age-related limitations, and don't fall for the well-intended, though erroneous, advice you might get from elsewhere that Photostory 3 is the best slideshow software out there: yes, it was once, and yes, it still can be, but only if you know how to make it handle widescreen and how to burn its proprietary file format to a DVD.
If you don't want to go to the bother of playing with this Microsoft gem, then Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD3 is worth downloading directly from Ashampoo itself and trying out. Personally, I find its motion control much too fussy I(and much too prescriptive) but if you find you can get on with it, then the $10.65 offer facilitated today by GOATD and Ashampoo is excellent value for money. You can of course "upgrade" directly from today's giveaway but forking out $10.65 for a product you've never actually tried ain't A Good Idea, nor would it be in the case of any product purchase.
Finally. . . as to the perennial subject of Ashampoo spam. I have a couple of Ashampoo products which work fine for me, and so I have an 'Ashampoo account' in relation to which Ashampoo often mails me genuine, heavily discounted offers that represent real value were I interested in having them. Ashampoo is a major league developer, not a one-man band, and its engineering pedigree is such that its Burning Studio software is very probably the best any average user could wish for: simplicity itself, and with commendable results. Do not, therefore, think you're dealing with what some people like to say is "a bunch of spammers". It isn't. My Ashampoo registration is in the name of an email address which isn't linked in any way to my desktop or mobile devices but is simply an online in-box I can check as and when. If I ever decide I don't want to hear from Ashampoo again, all that's necessary is to unsubscribe and simultaneously have gmail treat anything else Ashampoo might attempt to send as spam. Job done.
Verdict, then: today's giveaway is pretty much an up-sell device created by Ashampoo to lead potential customers to its actual slideshow program. That program may well suit many because it's fully featured and easy to use, though I'd counsel against buying it without trying it first. If you do like it, then today's effective asking price of $10.65 can be considered quite a bargain.
Thanks, then, GAOTD for facilitating this, and thanks, too, to Ashampoo -- though I really, really wish it would stop all this silliness in pretending that a non-existent product actually has a price tag, as is the case today, and has so often been the case with Ashampoo before.
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Well Mike .. probably one of the most indepth and independent comments on software releases I ever read . The people at Ashampoo should hire you starting today :) Thanks for the time invested to lighten us up on this Ashampoo slideshow release .. One question still .. Microsoft's Photostory , can it run under Windows 8.1?
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This is a nice program. Easy to use. In a few minutes I had a test project made. Plenty of transition effects and the size was 22.7 MB for a 2:53 show. It's super easy to unsubscribe from the Ashampoo news letters. Simply log on to your account, select "settings", and then uncheck any news letters you do not wish to receive. Thank you GOTD team and Ashampoo GmbH & Co.
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