ThunderSoft Flash Slideshow Factory allows you to create animated slideshows with your favorite photos. The virtual photo albums you create with this tool look wonderful, and you will be able to share them in several ways.
This program’s interface is heavily decorated with pastel colors, in a style that matches the purpose. The process of creating a slideshow is quite simple if you follow the steps suggested by the program. In this regard, the first thing to do is to load the photos. Then, you will be able to choose one of the many fancy templates available, although some of them need to be downloaded as an extra package. Next, you can decorate your slideshow with animated clipart or you can also add sounds. The program comes with a selection of clipart and sounds but you can also use your own. Unluckily, the customization options for the animated clipart are somewhat limited as they will only let you change the alpha channel, scale and rotate those pictures.
There is also a timeline, in which you can arrange the photos in the desired order, select the type of transitions between two photos and assign time duration to photos and transitions; but if this last part seems a little complicated, you can just use the default values.
Once you have finished creating your slideshow, you are ready to publish it. ThunderSoft Flash Slideshow Factory allows publishing slideshows in several ways. In this regard, you can create SWF files along with the needed HTML code, which is the best solution if you intend to share your slideshow on the Internet. You can also create an executable file, which has the advantage that it comes with a built-in viewer. If you prefer, you can make a video file as this programs supports creating video in quite a comprehensive range of formats. Other options include making a screensaver and sending the slideshow by e-mail.
In general, it is a program I definitely recommend.
- Nice design.
- Easy to use.
- Several ways to publish the results
- The customization options for animated clipart are somewhat limited