Softpedia Editor's Review for Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 [ DISCOUNT: 30% OFF! ]
Experience your photos in a totally new way…in HD on your TV
Written by Elena Opris on April 11th, 2012
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 [ DISCOUNT: 30% OFF! ]
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio is a user-friendly program that you can use to create slideshows from pictures.
The interface of the program is intuitive and easy to navigate through. You can use the wizard to start a new project.
So, you can select the preferred aspect ratio of your project and import images (file browser or "drag and drop" method).
But you can also sort images alphanumerically, by date of creation or modification, in ascending or descending order.
Furthermore, you can add text, shapes and additional pictures, select transitions (e.g. blocks, fall, slide over, start, sweep, flip, white out), choose a theme, as well as insert logos, subtitles and music.
In addition, you can create opening and ending credits, insert circular text and shapes, bring an image to front or send it to back, rotate and flip pictures, zoom in and out, use the undo and redo functions as well as apply effects (e.g. diagonal pan, zoom in).
Once you are satisfied with the results, you can save the slideshow to file or burn it to disk, in the AVI, MPG, M2TS or WMV format. Plus, you can select a format profile, quality, file size and output destination.
The program uses a very high amount of system resources when it is performing a task and can take a while to complete it. But the image and sound have an excellent quality. There's also a well-written help file that you can check out.
We had expected Ashampoo Slideshow Studio to come up with a wide range of photos and transitions but that didn't happen. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend this tool to all users, regardless of their experience level.
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 [ DISCOUNT: 30% OFF! ] description
Here are some key features of "Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 [ DISCOUNT: 30% OFF! ]":
· 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
· Any computer that runs the supported operating systems at a reasonable speed.
· DVD writer for DVD output.
· Blu-ray writer for Blu-ray output.
· DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
· Min. resolution 1024x 768 and 16-bit High color.
· DirectX 9 capable GPU with hardware pixel shader v2.0.
· 1200 MHz (or higher) x86 or x64 CPU, 3000 MHz recommended.
· 512 MB RAM (Recommended for best performance: 1024MB RAM or more).
· Hard Disk Space 85 MB. (at least 1024mb for HD-Content).
· Windows Media Player 9 or higher required
· DirectX 9.0c required.
· 10 days trial period (can be extended with additional 30 days for free)
· Nag screen
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to install MyAshampoo Toolbar that the program does not require to fully function