The program's interface is intuitive, with several different easy-to-use sections. In one section users select the images they want to include in the slideshow, in another they can select a theme--birthday, breaking news, etc.--that will frame each image, in a third they can edit captions and other text, and in the fourth, a preview of the slideshow can be viewed. Users can select the transition effects that are used between each of the images or allow the program to select them randomly, and music can be added to the presentations as well.
Once users are satisfied with the slideshow's appearance and audio, it can be processed into several different formats, including MPG, AVI, and WMV. A built-in Help file is fairly well-written and does a good job of explaining how the program works. Overall, although there was nothing particularly outstanding about it, we liked Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD because it was easy to use and produced an attractive slideshow. It's not the best of the best, but it will meet the needs of most users.
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Overview of highlights
- Comfortable and easy handling
- Spectacular picture transitions, opening and end credits, background music, subtitles etc.
- Freely definable effects, panning and zooming (Ken Burns)
- Slideshows in HD quality (720p and 1080p)
- Output formats: MPEG-1,-2,-4, Facebook® compatible format etc.
- Direct burning on DVD or Blu-ray Disc™
- Upload directly to YouTube™
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 4 highlights:
• Wizards to create slideshows with ease
• 17 new transition effects
• New format support for Apple, Android, Sony and Microsoft devices
• Slideshows now also as MKV, VP9 and MP4 files with resolutions up to 4K
• Create slideshows quickly and easily
• Templates and designs for every occasion
• Add voice narration and sound to videos
• Various transitions for vibrant slideshows
• Work creatively with overlays, comments and effects
• 125 new transition effects
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio 4 supports the highest resolutions including 4K for razor sharp images on high resolution displays. The new MKV and MP4 formats allow you to play your videos on virtually any device. To simplify matters even further, there are included ready-to-use presets for various devices (cellphones, gaming consoles, iPads etc.). That help you find the ideal movie format.