Photodex

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Photodex Corporation
Type Private
Founded 1987
Headquarters Austin, TX, USA
Key people Paul Schmidt (President)
Products ProShow Gold
ProShow Producer
ProShow Web
Website photodex.com

Photodex is a software company specializing in the digital imaging market. They are primarily known for the ProShow product line, which is photo slideshow software.

Photodex released one of the first consumer level slideshow programs in 1991 with a program named GDS or Graphic Display System. In the mid-1990s they focused on the photo management software product CompuPic, which also included slideshow capability. In 2002 they released the first version of ProShow, which focused primarily on slideshow creation.[1]

Products[edit]

Photodex's current products are the ProShow product line. ProShow consists of ProShow Gold, ProShow Producer, and ProShow Web.

ProShow Gold[edit]

ProShow Gold is a consumer-level tool for creating slideshows from photos, video clips and music. Built-in features allow users to customize slideshows with transitions, slide styles and motion effects in the style of the Ken Burns Effect. The software also has built-in CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning capabilities and outputs to other formats including MPEG video, QuickTime video, Flash Video, Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube.[2][3]


In 2006, USA Today writer Jefferson Graham named ProShow Gold “the best program for mixing pictures and video clips.” [4]


PC Magazine named ProShow Gold the Editors' Choice for creating slideshows.[5]

ProShow Producer[edit]

ProShow Producer is professional-grade slideshow software for creating photo and video slideshows. Features including keyframing, masking and adjustment effects can be used for further customization. The software has built-in CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning capabilities. It also supports output to an Executable file (.exe) for playing on most computers (excluding Apple) as well as to other formats including MPEG video, QuickTime video, Flash Video, Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube.[6]

Beginners can use the built-in Wizard to create a slideshow even without prior experience with the application. After supplying the Wizard with the slideshow material (images, videos and/or audio files) ProShow Producer will create the slideshow automatically. After that, users can further customize their project and easily share it on popular sites such as YouTube and Facebook.

On Dec. 5th 2013, FileCluster.com reviewed ProShow Producer and rated it with 5 stars.

ProShow Web[edit]

ProShow Web automatically creates video slideshows online from a user’s photos, video clips and music. Finished shows can be shared online through social networking sites including Facebook and YouTube or downloaded to a user’s computer.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Photodex Company Profile
  2. ^ ProShow Gold Infopage
  3. ^ Graham, Jefferson (21 December 2009). "New ProShow Gold update includes automatic update to Vimeo & Facebook". USA Today (McLean, VA). >
  4. ^ Graham, Jefferson (23 August 2006). "Right software changes shutterbug to moviemaker". USA Today (McLean, VA). 
  5. ^ Ozer, Jan (18 January 2005). "Just for Slide Shows". PC Magazine (New York, NY). 
  6. ^ ProShow Producer Infopage
  7. ^ ProShow Web Infopage

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