Get your cameras ready! We’re in search of the ultimate wedding story, told through the creative use of photos ,videos and audio. Enter your best wedding and engagement…
Bring those memories to life! Make a gorgeous video slideshow to celebrate a family reunion, class reunion, military homecoming or other special gathering. ProShow slideshow tools give you…
Summer is a popular time for vacations and travel holidays. Whether you have a trip coming up or you just returned from one, don’t let your beautiful travel…
Get your cameras ready! We’re in search of the ultimate wedding story, told through the creative use of photos ,videos and audio. Enter your best wedding and engagement videos for a chance to win some awesome prizes from Panasonic Lumix, Profoto, Colormunki, Photodex and Resource Magazine.
All entries must be received by December 10th. The grand prize winner will be announced January 2, 2015.
Click here to learn more and enter! It’s totally free and open to contestents world-wide!
We’re coming to you live from the 2014 PSA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Stop by our vendor table tomorrow for some hands-on demos of ProShow 6 and great show specials. Then join me from 4pm-5pm for a special presentation ‘From Shoot to Show: Making Compelling Photo Slideshows‘. I’ll be sharing my workflow secrets and showcasing some of the newest features in ProShow 6.
If you’re not familiar with the PSA group, check out the video above (made in ProShow Producer). It’s an organization led by photographers for photographers, focused on education, sharing and community!
Hope to see you at the conference!
In a recent training video, we showed a really neat effect of a spotlight highlighting an individual in a group photo and then a caption appearing under the photo. We had a ton of requests on how to re-create this effect in ProShow Producer, so the steps are below!
Note: Please keep in mind this example is for instructional purposes only. Feel free to use your own values and layer positions while following along.
Adding Layers + Layer Setup
To enable as mask:
To setup a vignette:
Now we need to set the opacity for our mask so the spotlight appears on top of your photo.
The last and most important step for this effect is adjusting the white point for our third layer. This step allows the nested image (layer 2) to appear slightly brighter than our third layer which creates the illusion of a spotlight.
Adding Caption + position
Now that you have the foundation setup for this effect the last thing you need to do is add your caption to your slide and position it in the appropriate location on your photo.
After all that work, be sure and save this custom spotlight effect as a slide style and you’ll be able to re-use the spotlight effect in just a few clicks.
The ProShow Web app connects to our online service, letting you build and play HD slideshows right from your device. It connects to your existing ProShow Web account, or lets you create a free account for making quick shows. The ProShow Web app is free with your ProShow Web account.
Our ProShow Remote app connects to ProShow Gold and Producer on your desktop. It lets you easily publish slideshows to your iPhone or iPad right from ProShow. You can even control playback on your computer. The ProShow Remote app is completely free.
Both apps support Apple’s AirPlay for streaming HD slideshows to your Apple TV. Its the easiest way to play an HD slideshow on your TV.
Photodex makes a powerful line of award-winning photo and video slideshow software called ProShow. It comes in several versions and each has its advantages depending on how you plan to use the product. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is:
ProShow Producer is a professional video slideshow tool. It has advanced features like keyframing, masking, templates and copy protection that go beyond basic slideshow functionality and give you all the tools you need to make a polished and professional show. While there are many options in the software, it’s still very easy to use and very user-friendly.
Watch the video above to see quick run-through of the main differences in these two products. You can also check out this handy product comparison chart on the Photodex website here. Remember, you can always download a free trial of ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer to try the software before purchasing. Photodex offers free 15-day trials of all its slideshow products.
If you’re on the fence as to which product to buy or are thinking about upgrading from ProShow Gold to Producer, give this video a quick watch. We’re also standing by to answer your calls or emails 7-days a week at: 1-800-377-4686 or www.photodex.com/contact
In the Austin area? Join photographer Kevin Gourley and the Photodex team for a fun and inspiring photo walk capturing images of the beautiful State Capitol building in Austin, Texas, November 1, 2014. Kevin will be our guide as we wind our way through this historic and extremely photogenic building. Then join us as we venture outside for shots of the grounds and surrounding areas.
We’ll be creating a collaborative video slideshow from everyone’s images and videos after the walk. Be sure you reserve your spot today, limited to 30 participants!
Austin-based photographer and educator, Kevin Gourley, teaches destination and local photography workshops year-round. Watch the video slideshow below to see Kevin in-action during several of his recent photography workshops and visit his site for more information.
“My favorite software for creating photographic slideshows is ProShow Producer. It is a very powerful, well designed program and I recommend it to all of my students,” – Kevin Gourley.
If you’re looking for a great way to store, archive or share your photos or videos in the cloud, Dropbox may be a great solution for you. They recently added some pretty handy new features to their Pro service ($10/month), including more storage space (1TB), view-only shared folders and new security features. Check out some of the ways ProShow and Dropbox work together below.
With ProShow Web, you can import content directly from your Dropbox account. No need to upload twice! Just click Add Content and select Dropbox.
With the Dropbox application loaded on your local computer, you can easily import your content into a ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer slideshow. The Dropbox folder shows up just like any other folder on your hard drive. From there you can select content and drag and drop directly into a new slideshow.
When you’re building a show, Dropbox makes it easy to get images from clients, friends or family.
When you’re ready to share a final video, you don’t need to worry about burning a disc or mailing a flash drive. You can simply upload to Dropbox and invite your guests to download the video. This is really handy when you have shows that are too large for YouTube, need to remain super high quality (YouTube isn’t always the best), or when a video needs to remain private or offline.
If you’re like me, you take tons of pictures! Sometimes I process them on my desktop, sometimes on my laptop and once in a while I get a great shot or two on my phone. With the Dropbox desktop and mobile apps, you can store your images and video in one central location in the cloud. This allows you to easily access and transfer all of your photos and videos across all of your devices and your content is readily available when you’re ready to make a video slideshow.
Do you use Dropbox to share photos or videos with friends, family or clients? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
In a recent training video, we showed a really neat effect of a spotlight highlighting an individual in a group photo and then a caption appearing under the…
Photodex makes a powerful line of award-winning photo and video slideshow software called ProShow. It comes in several versions and each has its advantages depending on how you…
If you’re looking for a great way to store, archive or share your photos or videos in the cloud, Dropbox may be a great solution for you. They…
Burning a DVD of the finished product is commonplace for many slideshow creators. But along with burning DVDs comes the risk of burn failures. These often fall into two camps…