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Giveaway of the day — Icecream Slideshow Maker Pro 2.12

Surprise your family and friends with a high-quality video slideshow!
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Icecream Slideshow Maker Pro 2.12 was available as a giveaway on September 22, 2016!

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Icecream Slideshow Maker is a simple in use software for effortless creation of slideshows from images with music. Simply add the images, add audio file, customize the needed settings, preview and create your slideshow. The program supports the creation of HD slideshows, offers saving the videos in various video formats. Users can upload the slideshows to their YouTube, Dropbox and Google Drive accounts right from the program.

System Requirements:

Windows 10/ 8/ 8.1/ 7/ 2003/ 2000/ Vista/ XP, Windows Server 2008; 1.66Ghz Intel, AMD or any other compatible processor / faster processor for netbooks; 512MB of RAM (4GB for better performance); 100MB to 5GB of free disk space

Publisher:

Icecream Apps

Homepage:

http://icecreamapps.com/Slideshow-Maker/

File Size:

35.4 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#3

The Meridian: Squad 22 has now ended. Key winners will be notified soon.


Whispering Willows. continues till Saturday afternoon at 1800hrs (UK time). key winners for Whispering Willows will be announced Saturdsay evening.
Tomorrow, Friday 23rd September sees another Steam game with 200 keys on offer. I've played the game recently and can attest to it being a very playable game that potentially should appeal to a wide section of the giveaway community that are into playing computer games, unfortunately I'm not at liberty to disclose the name of the game until it goes live tomorrow morning. For those totally against Steam or other client based games, there will be a free standing game available on Saturday that does not require a key and is a global giveaway. I'm not sure about Sundays game yet.
Removed the rest of the comment because I don't see why I should have to justify myself to those with negative views, we shall just have to agree to disagree on that issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)

Whiterabbit-uk, few of us likes steam, we want normal games,not ones where you have to be online.

Reply   |   Comment by TK_M  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

TK_M,

"... few of us likes steam, we want normal games,not ones where you have to be online."

As of 2/24/15 there were a reported 125 million active Steam accounts. As of 4/17/14, Steam had 781 million games, almost 37% of which had never been downloaded & played.

The Android Police site has an article from last August talking about 30 new & *notable* games from the previous 2 weeks. In contrast Big Fish boasts 1 new game a day, Total.

Simply put, That's the new normal.

There are fewer game developers making the so-called casual PC games that predominated on GOTD -- many (most?) have moved to iOS & Android -- and of those remaining, most distribute their games Only via Steam.

Years ago the GOTD team started out wanting to giveaway a game per day -- they couldn't get enough games. And now it's much harder. The clock can't be turned back. I think they've done a great job just being able to offer us anything, including those times when all they *can* offer is a limited number of Steam keys, because that's all they're given.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK_M,

You don't have to be online for most games on Steam. some can be played directly from the games executable (just create a desktop shortcut, or you can set Steam to boot up in offline mode.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Brown  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mike,

Totally agree Mike. times have changed. Developers have found other ways to make a lot of money instead of hoping a pecentage of hose getting a free game will visit their site and purchase others. tha model worked really well until developers discovered they could make a lot more money by adding them to indie bundles and the 24/7 free game sites, where they earn cash from their gasames through advertising.
The giveaway team have tried their best to find other sources of games, thankfully a vast untapped resource in Steam games has become available. Sinc Steam games have been on the adjenda, we are seeing games appear during the week.
The misconception that you can't play Steam games offline or without steam being online is total bunkum. Some games can be booted up directly from the games executable like any other arcade game and most games on Steam can be played with Steam set to offline, though you do have to choose to set it to offline while you are online. However, once set it will always ask you when you boot Steam up whether you want to play offline, at least until you wish to play online agasin. Some games, such as many of the free to play are multiplayer only, as are many other games, so they do require an internet connection anyway.
I do understand some peoples reticence as I used to be a sceptic myself, insisting on buying only disk based games and refusing to buy games that required me to sign into a client or sign up online. Then I realised I was missing out on games I really wanted to play. The first of those was the game Battlefield 2, which required you to have an online account with EA games. You couldn't play the booster packs without signing in (which had some excellent additional maps added to the game), nor could you play the larger maps unless you were signed in. That was 11 years Same with Steam, I bought two Steam works games from a dfferent source to Steam, which up to that point i'd avoided becasue I didn't want to install a client as I preferred free standing games. I didn't realize until I'd paid for the games (when it was nigh on impossible to get money back from an online purchase of a game) that I'd need to install Steam to be able to play the games, or at least instrall the games. Although mad and disappointed at the time, within weeks I'd realized how useful Steam was and have since found it a brilliant way to categorise my large library of 9000 Steam games.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Brown  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#25

#15 Gary, many thanks for your solution! Why didn't I think of that - sometimes the obvious escapes us! Cheers mate

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Open "my computer" & then open the C drive & then open "program files". It should be there & you can right click on the folder & create a desktop shortcut.

Reply   |   Comment by Michaelann Dahlman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

What it does to me is it downloads the zip file running on win 10 it shows in folder activation code but shows only the free version of it and to upgrade to pro got pay for it doesn't show anywhere to enter activation code email me if this glitch is fixed

Reply   |   Comment by jarrod newton  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

jarrod newton, ok now I got it working but it not like windows movie maker where can add animated gifs/ your own video clips and editing the clip where need cut fit the music. anyone know a better slideshow maker?

Reply   |   Comment by jarrod newton  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Could someone explain to me why my comment was deleted? I only posted an online alternative for those that missed out on this offer. I don't see how that could be offensive to the point that it needed to be deleted.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

gpc111, probably because there are either two or more moderators with differing opinions on what they want to see posted or one with inconsistent and changeable moods. Often I find some comments held in moderation queue until after the giveaway has finished., this does seem a fairly basic product and the lack of photo pan effect does make its slideshows quite plain.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

This is the second so-called free download and I have not been able to install either one. Is this some sore of scheme?

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

The descriptions sounds great. The zipped app downloaded fine and unzipped into 3 files. Clicked on the installer, got the GOTD page and screen block congratulating successful install. No sign of any new files installed, no icon, nothing on the hard drive other than the download from GOTD. Windows 10 and never a problem before like this from GOTD. I notice that the source is not answering the issues like this online....hmmmm....will continue to monitor, but if this is a sample of their customer/tech service that tells those who are happy with it what to do.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

If you miss out on this offer check out this free online option....

https://studio.stupeflix.com/en/

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Installed without any problems. You do have to select the language you want it to be. Activated without a hitch and the program did create an icon on my desktop. Win 7 Home Premium.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

#15 Christos you can add mp3. Just click where it says Add Audio in blue type - just above Loop audio. If you have mp3s in your folder it will load them. It also says in their downloadable manual under "adding audio" that the following files are compatible:
mp3, wav and wma

If you click on the help link and scroll down to the bottom of the page there is a link there to download the manual.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

Please add the option to add mp3 music in the slideshow.
Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by christos  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

This app seems to be targeted at those who want to see a succession of images displayed with audio in the background. I can't see anyway to create a slideshow which has a single image displayed for the duration of say a 2m 50s mp3 track. Has anyone been able to do this and if so, how is it done?

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Colin,
Notice that the display time is limited to being from 2 seconds to 20 seconds. If your intent is to match the slideshow to the exact time the audio lasts, this program cannot do it, but if you want to display an image for a specific time, it is possible to get pretty close, and exact in most cases. In the case of 2 min 50 seconds, then you can do the following:
In the settings, change the default display time to 20 seconds, and the default transition to None. Next, add the same image 8 times to total 2 min 40 sec.
Notice that the default transition time is set to 2 seconds. 2 times 8 is 16 additional seconds added to total up to 2 min 56 seconds (6 seconds over).

One solution is to set the transition time to 1 second to get a total of 2 min 48 seconds. Next add the same image one more time but adjust its display time to 1 second. The result video will be the same image for 2 min 50 seconds.

Alternatively, you can leave the default transition time at 2 seconds, and use 8 images of the same with the last two being 5 and 4 seconds (the others at 20 seconds) display times.

You can see in the preview widow how long the video will be when you click the Preview button. You can also use the preview to see how it starts and ends.

You end up with a video that has no transition at the start or at the end. Ideally, you would like to fade in the first one and fade out the last one, however the program wants to add a transition "at the start of the image" so you can use one on the first image, but adding one for the last image would show up before the image starts being displayed. Most transitions affect the image in a way that makes it smaller or off screen coming onto screen. The background is the last displayed image, so there does not seem to be a good transition that you can use at the end. Still, for the version that displays the last image for 1 second, you may like the last one to have a zoom out transition since that image is displayed for a short time.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#14

Installed and activated quickly and easily in XP SP3.
I have chosen NOT to install "Free Codecs" - because these could be lousy ones, inferior to what is already in my PC.
Runs smoothly.
Tested on two slide shows using different transitions.
Chose WAV audio file for 1st slideshow.
Chose WMA audio file for 2nd slideshow.
Chose MP4 output video codec for 1st slideshow.
Chose webm output video codec for 2nd slideshow.
Both slideshows worked very well.
It CANNOT use MP3 audio file, although the "reviews" on some website claims.
(maybe because I chose NOT to install "Free Codecs".
It can only use OGG, FLAC, WAV, WMA.
It can save output to MKV, webm, MP4.
You can choose Output folder.
You can name the output file.
You are asked if you want to upload output to Dropbox, Google Drive and one more... maybe Youtube.
Easy to use.
But it is not the best in Slide Show Makers software.
The best is probably a paid software named ProShow Gold by Photodex.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

in settings, there is a box to check if you want a watermark or not. I am not seeing a place where I can input the watermark that I want. program seems to be working on win7 64bit. 1/4th second and 1/2 second transitions might be a good addition to have. kids these days have short attention spans :) I chose the highest resolution possible (1920x1080) but the images during the slideshow look pixelated. (images came from dlsr camera, 11mb size or larger) Please let me know how to add my personalized watermark picture or words. I look forward to seeing an update with more slide variations and higher resolution

Reply   |   Comment by giveawayaddict  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

giveawayaddict,

Apparently, the Add Watermark checkbox determines if you want your slideshow to have an advertisement for the Icecream Apps. If checked, you have "their" logo and "Icecream Apps" added to the bottom right, and unchecked, they do not show their ad. The feature is poorly labeled Watermark, when it more appropriately should say, "Allow us to advertise ourselves on your video."

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

I've used the fee version since it was introduced and I love it. Now, given the chance to install the Pro version I'm getting errors such as "Icecream Slideshow Maker Pro 2.12 has crashed". I disabled AVG and permitted access through Free Firewall and now I'm getting a "Failed to connect" error message. Damn, I really wanted this one to work. Any suggestions would be appreciated

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Don't have .avi output even, forget it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#10

When installing this there is an option to install free codecs, if you already have up-to-date and preferred codecs already installed and custom configured I recommend you deselect the install free codecs option as it could install codecs of any age and will likely wreck the existing codec priorities and settings. Only allow free codecs installation if on running all the output format options you want that it fails due to a missing codec. then consider re-installing with install free codecs selected. HTH

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#9

It does not cope well with folders that have a moderatly large number of photos in, say tens of thousands... the GUI goes unresponsive CPU maxes out and a black border apears on the window! After a coupe of minutes CPU usage drops considerably to 0% but its GUI remains unresponsive, will leave it for several more minutes to see if anything changes but I suspect it has crashed. Times up, it's crashed! It needs some sort of safeguard against such crashes! It should be easy to pre-empt such a potential scenario and either only enumerate the first couple of thousand files, truncating the list to a more managable size or fix the overload to start with. Add an import progress indicator with cancel button if it is likely to take more than a minute to import and display a folders contents so the end user can abort the folder import and make a different choice... instead of having to close an unresponsive program and start from scratch.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#8

Sadly this does not support the generation of UHD or 4K video slideshows:( that feature would have made it stand out from the crowd but alas no unique selling point.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

TK, don't forget to uncheck "Check for the updates automatically" in Settings as standard GAOTD Ts & Cs probably still apply even if moved off the giveaway page.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

TK,
Does your monitor support 4k?. Directv, with all their channels only has special events that are broadcast in 4k. People buying 4k TV's think they're getting 4k resolution but that is far from the truth. These stores that sell 4k TV's have a huge rotating satellite dish where they can choose a channel broadcast in 4k, so the picture is outstanding. So, in a nutshell, people buying 4k TV's are not getting 4k when they hook it up at home.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Jim, my Smart TV supports UHD so if I create a picture slideshow I would like to be able to maximise the picture quality since most decent cameras today shoot photos in significantly better than 4K stills, reducing them to worse than 2Megapixel slides (FullHD) seems such a shame when the playback device can can handle 8Megapixels (UHD/4K). BTW there are online services that stream 4K/UHD in case you didn't know. Sky-Q also provides some UHD content... But yes most providers do not yet as the UHD broadcast standards have yet to be rattified. This makes it even more important that programs such as this embrace VP9 and other UHD formats and allows us to generate our own UHD content like the latest iphone does.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

says it is installed, but I can't find it anywhere

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Bill,
At the end of a successful install, the program had a checkbox that defaulted to starting the program.

The program displays the default folder it will install to during the set up. Run the set up program again and take note when the program displays the message "Setup will install Icecream Slideshow Maker into the following folder."

You can select the location shown, then using Windows Explorer, paste the location in, press Enter, and you should be taken to that location. You will most likely see that the program did install into this location. If it did not, the folder most likely will not exist. You can always look in the folder about the specified location, and even sort that folder's contents by date. The last modified folder contents will be shown at the top or bottom of the list (depending on your sort order). If the program folder is truly not there, then either the install process was Canceled during the setup, or really did have a problem. If another install does not solve the problem, you should report the issue. In most of these cases, it is operator error though.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Had no problem installing, registering or running in win 10 .. Sound perfect. Once installed make sure you click settings (bottom right) and uncheck default "Check for updates automatically". A little slow creating the program so be patient. Thanks Icecream apps and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by unkabob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

Not bad, easy to use, light on the processor while making video but a bit slow..

Reply   |   Comment by Evgeny  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

Sorry, but nothing is shown on my 7SP1.
I installed and enter the key. loaded few jpg's but all I see is black video.

*** I don't see any way to add titles or zoom/pan on the image.

****Removed

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#2

Shows activation window directly while installing.. But doesnot show the installed files or shortcut (Windows 10).. Any ideas!!

Reply   |   Comment by Sanjay  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Sanjay, ... Go to settings and find 'Save To' note where your finished slideshow was saved then click the folder icon and reset to a folder of your choice.. You will have to cut\paste that former sideshow to the new folder.

Reply   |   Comment by unkabob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Sanjay, If I understand your comment, I had the same problem. Mine looks like its installing and says its installed and activated, but its not here. I've had a lot of GOTD do this in the last 6 months or so do that. And I really hoped this would install so I'd have a simple slideshow program. I have plenty of more complicated video programs - but a simple one would be nice too.

Reply   |   Comment by Nikki  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Nikki, I finally managed to install it by downloading the software from their website directly (no GCD file) and then used the GOTD key to activate Pro version... Cheers.

Reply   |   Comment by Sanjay  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Sanjay, I should've thought of that. Looks like quite a few people had the same issue. Thank you for sharing the idea and I got the comment just in time before the giveaway expired. Thank you :)

Reply   |   Comment by Nikki  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Very easy to use, but the sound disappear at mp4.
There is only three outputs: .mp4, .mkv and .webm

Reply   |   Comment by Jan Erik Hansen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Jan Erik Hansen,
As you say very easy to use but I have no problems with sound at all.
This is in XP SP3.

Reply   |   Comment by McGregor  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
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