Slideshow Maker to MP41.02
Presentations are not only a simple way to add support to your projects, but can also help you make a proper first impression. Ranging from slideshows to interactive presentations, these are easily created with the help of specialized applications. Slideshow Maker to MP4 is one of them and, as the name suggests, it creates a slideshow under the MP4 file format.
Use images to create a presentation
All features are stored in a compact interface that leaves a little something to be desired. A list stores all image files you wish to combine into a slideshow. These are only added through a dedicated menu, with no possibility to drag them over the main window.
A decent preview section offers real time feedback of your progress, but for it to properly function, everything needs to be set.
Good but far from being a pro
Hitting the “Play” button prompts you with requirements like background audio and transitions. You can enhance your presentation with a sound file of some of the most commonly used formats.
Additionally, a decent list of transition effects is put at your disposal. These are split into normal and advanced, and need to be individually added to a list. Unfortunately, transitions are only represented by text, with no preview available and unless you add the maximum number you are not able to test them out in the integrated player.
Moreover, features are limited to adding pictures, background sound and as many transitions as possible. There is no integrated function that allows you to set a default destination folder, a dialogue screen requiring one each time the “Convert” button is pressed.
To end with
All in all, Slideshow Maker to MP4 is only good if you need a brief presentation. It lacks advanced features that keep it far from being used for professional purposes. The overall design does not bring anything new on the block, feeling a little rough around the edges.