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ProShow lets you create amazing slide shows that play on your PC or TV. Create VCD, DVD and Blu-ray slide Shows. Use ProShow to easily create stunning slide shows for friends, family, business, or just for fun! Just select your photos and drop them in the show. Add a custom soundtrack or pick from over 280 stunning transition effects to add that final touch.

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Released:Jul 28,2016
File size:45.3MB
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8.0 (July 28, 2016)


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What’s New in ProShow Gold 8

ProShow Gold
ProShow 8 provides a wide variety of useful enhancements for making shows faster and easier than ever before. ProShow 8 focuses on text handling, quick show creation through the wizard, and improved output and publishing options, while offering tons of additional enhancements that fit into your everyday workflow.

New! Caption Bounding Boxes

You can now drag the box around a caption after enabling horizontal or vertical constraining to control the size of the text area in any slide.
Text can automatically wrap to fit inside the box. Wrapping can be easily enabled and disabled.
Text can optionally shrink to fit, allowing longer captions to automatically use a smaller font size so that more text is visible.
Bounding boxes give greatly improved control over the exact positing of captions, resulting in better slide layouts.
Bounding boxes can be used to prevent text from running over photos and videos in complex slide designs.
Many of ProShow’s built-in slide styles have been updated to use caption bounding boxes for improved text handling.
Bounding boxes enable more sophisticated Slide Styles that used advanced caption motion.
Bounding boxes are enabled by clicking the icons for Text Box Size in the Caption Placement section of Slide Options.
New! Redesigned and Improved Wizard

The redesigned wizard in ProShow makes it easy to quickly create a show. Just add some photos, videos, titles, and music, and
ProShow will automatically choose effects and build your show.
The streamlined interface lets you manage your photos, videos, titles and music in one convenient interface.
The new wizard window automatically changes size based on your screen, giving you more space to work on larger monitors.
In addition to letting ProShow automatically pick effects, you can now select custom effects for any piece of content. Perfect when you have a few photos you want control over, but want ProShow to handle the rest.
When you’re ready to see your show, just click the Preview button and your show quickly starts playing. Unlike the wizard in older versions, there’s no need to click through several steps just to preview.
Once ProShow has chosen effects, you’ll see the choices it made right in the wizard window. Easily replace effects you don’t like by picking a custom effect, or re-run ProShow’s wizard engine to have ProShow try a different configuration.
The new wizard works great with effects that use the new caption bounding boxes, helping to ensure that your title slides and captions look great even when you’re using lots of text.
The wizard can be started from the New Show window or the Wizard button on the main toolbar. You an even use the wizard on part of an existing show by selecting the slides and using the Remix button on the main toolbar.
New! More Music

We’ve added 35 new music tracks to ProShow’s royalty free music library.
The improved music library now shows you which tracks are already used in your show.
These new music tracks are available now in both ProShow 8 and ProShow 7!
New! Font Browser

Visually browse the fonts available on the system to find just the right one.
Easily scroll through a list of all installed fonts.Sample text is displayed for each font, and the sample text used can be easily customized in the preferences.
The font browser can also show a preview of the current caption’s text, making it easy to find a font that works well for the specific text being used.
A character view optionally shows the standard characters for each font, making it easy to compare how specific characters look.
Frequently use the same fonts? The font browser shows you a list of your recently used fonts, making it easy to quickly grab your preferred fonts.
Getting more consistent captions in your show by using the font browser’s Used In Show list to quickly apply a font that is already used in your show.
Available from the Captions tab in Slide Options.
New! Symbol Browser

The new symbol browser makes it easy to see all the characters and symbols available in a font and insert any selected character into a caption.
Works great with specialty symbol fonts like Webdings and Wingdings, as well as custom fonts that provide unique symbols and characters.
Using the symbol browser lets you quickly discover tons of great symbols you can use in your captions that have been hiding in fonts already on your system.
Available from the Captions tab in Slide Options.
New! Vertical Caption Alignment

Captions can now be top, bottom, or center aligned.
Alignment controls which direction the text expands in when additional lines of text are added.
Vertical alignment is especially useful when combined with bounding boxes.
Found in the Caption Placement section of Slide Options.
New! Caption Line Spacing

ProShow Gold can now control the line spacing of captions.
Custom line spacing can create better text layouts, improving the look and readability of captions.
Line spacing can be customized for each caption, allowing each one to be optimized for the specific font being used.
Available in the Captions tab of Slide Options.
New! AVCHD Output

Create high definition video output for your TV using your existing DVD burner and DVD discs.
AVCHD is a widely supported video format that plays back on any Blu-ray player.
Allows you create Blu-ray quality video even if you don’t have a Blu-ray burner.
Get up to 6 times higher resolution for your shows, providing considerably better quality and clarity on the same DVD discs.
Requires only a DVD burner, DVD discs, and a Blu-ray player.
Available from the Publish menu.
New! Publish to USB

The new USB Flash Drive output option makes it easy to get your show onto a USB memory stick for playback on your smart TV.
Most modern TVs include USB ports and support playing back video from a USB thumb drive.
ProShow’s new USB Flash Drive feature provides a quick way to create a video in the standard format for playback on smart TVs, and will automatically create your video with all the right settings.
USB drives are automatically detected – just pick the USB drive you want to save your show on, and ProShow does the rest.
Available from the Publish menu.
New! Improved Blu-ray Output

ProShow’s Blu-ray output has been upgraded to use newer video encoding, resulting in increased clarity and quality.
Blu-ray resolution and quality presets have been enhanced to help get the best quality possible.
Improved Blu-ray options window now provides estimates of the length of video that will fit on a disc with each preset.
Blu-ray output can be accessed from the Publish menu, the toolbar in the Publish view, or the Publishing Formats pane.
Support for dual-layer Blu-ray discs have been improved, making it easier to publish extra-long HD shows.
New! Automatic Volume Leveling

ProShow’s audio engine can now automatically analyze soundtracks and correct for differences in volume.
Automatic volume leveling helps to create a more consistent volume level across the soundtracks in your show.
Reduces the need to manually adjust the volume of individual tracks.
Allows for the strength of leveling to be adjusted as needed, or even disabled.
Automatic volume leveling is enabled by default on all new shows created in ProShow 8.
Volume leveling can be controlled from the Soundtrack tab of Show Options.
New! Combine Shows

Easily merge any number of different shows into a single new show.
Perfect for taking multiple shows and combining them into one video for uploading to Vimeo or YouTube.
Control the order of shows, the aspect ratio, and optionally include a blank slide between shows.
Available from the Tools menu.
New! Add / Remove Time

Easily add or remove a chosen amount of time from the selected slides.
Perfect when you need to change the overall show length by a specific amount, like when you need an extra 10 seconds of visuals to fill out your soundtrack.
Works with any number of selected slides, so you can modify just a few slides, or adjust all the slides in your show.
Choose to add time to the selected slides, or remove time.
Adjust by any amount of time.
Optionally modify either slide times or transition times.
Add the chosen amount of time to every slide, or let ProShow automatically distribute the time across the selected slides. For example, you can add 5 seconds to each slide, or add 5 seconds across the current slides and let ProShow do the math.
Accessed from the Slide menu in the main window.
New! Improved Presets in Video for Web, Devices and Computers

ProShow’s general-purpose video file output, Video for Web, Devices and Computers has an all new set of video presets and profiles.
Improved defaults for today’s standard video format, MPEG-4 H.264, are listed right at the top, making it easy to output shows in the current standard for video files.
All presets and profiles have been freshly optimized to provide a good balance between quality and file size. Performance of encoding to x264 video formats has been improved.
New categories make it easy to find specific profiles for common uses, like mobile devices, online services, and disc-based formats.
The new Intermediate / Lossless presets let you create video files optimized for importing into other video editors with a minimal loss of quality.
New! ProShow Gold Now Includes the Device Plugin

ProShow Gold 8 includes the additional video output support that was previously available with the Device Plugin (which was a separate purchase).
With ProShow Gold 8, you can now output videos in H.264 video formats with no additional plugin required.
This enables output for modern devices like iPhones and iPads, and enables the HTML5 Video output feature.
New! Additional Preferences to Customize ProShow

New preference in Miscellaneous / Startup lets you automatically load the last used show when ProShow starts.
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Guides and How to's

How to create a slide show in ProShow Gold 2.0

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ProShow Slide Show Tutorial

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YouTube Photodex Proshow video tutorials

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I bought this program when it first came out. At the time it was very good but, limited in functionality. Later I switched to VideoStudio where I had multiple sound tracks, full control of sound, plus many other extras not present in this program. I would not recommend this program for slide shows as I see continued problems with sound exist. This was alluded to in a previous comment.

Sep 22, 2010 Version: 4.5.2929 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 4/10 Overall: 5/10

One of the best photo slide show programs around. Does just about everything a person could want. However, they should really consider multiple sound tracks.. if you try to add extra sounds to the music track, as for instance a camera click or any other type of sound, it distorts the music playing. It is very hard to believe a program of this quality only has (1) ONE Sound Track to work with??? The only other fault is the price $$ of their Producer Pack, for that price you would think they would add another sound track option.

Jan 11, 2010 Version: 4.1.2712 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 4/10

Just completed my second show, this one much more complex than the first. I found to make full use of this program that you should consult not only the progrms "help" section but also familiarize yourself with the many helps on the Photodex website and, when necessary, the technical support people. Just looking at a few of the programs on the featured list on the website gave me a lot of ideas that I incorporated in the show that I just finished.

Oct 28, 2007 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

This program brings to life digital photos and makes creating slideshows easy, fast and professional.

The previous commentor has completely missed the intended use of this software. It is NOT for creating full featured DVDs. IT IS FOR CREATING SLIDESHOWS!!!!!

I have used a number of slideshow apps and this is by far the best!

Feb 24, 2007 Version: 3.01906 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Overall, ProShowGold (PSG) has all of the features one would require to build a slideshow DVD. The Pan/Zoom feature is the easiest I have found in any package. The UI is pretty straight forward for main tasks, but you have to be a pretty determined person to actually build a multi menu DVD production. I still use it on occasion for short slideshows, and Pan/Zoom on short video clips. BTW: When I downloaded their Version 2.0 DEMO several years ago, you could not generate final output without the word DEMO super-imposed diagonally across the screen. There are "No Free Rides" over at Photodex.

I have reviewed the features contained in Prowshow Gold 3.00 and do not feel that it is worth the 59.99 upgrade fee. There have been no marked improvements - Just fixes to things that never worked well to begin with.(Photodex Formula: New Year = New Release = More $Revenue) This is simply to be an incremental upgrade. BTW: It appears that Photodex "Producer" is now their premium Product. So all of the features that should have gone into PSG 3.0, (With a $59.00 upgrade fee, have all been placed into the "PRODUCER" product with a MSRP of $249.95. Cool product, featured in many PC Magazine articles, slimy marketing/Management practices.)

Feb 24, 2007 Version: 2.6.1752 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 4/10 Overall: 5/10

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