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Giveaway of the day — mediAvatar Photo to Flash

Make gorgeous photo flash slideshows, enjoy and share your photos on social media sites with friends, try this mediaAvatar Photo to Flash.
$23.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 321 (46%) 375 (54%) 42 comments

mediAvatar Photo to Flash was available as a giveaway on April 3, 2011!

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Make gorgeous photo flash slideshows, enjoy and share your photos on social media sites with friends, try this mediaAvatar Photo to Flash. Choose a flash theme template, add featured background music and effects, and make photos into SWF flash, SWF flash+HTML or XML file, then upload the photo flash slideshows to the web or share them with friends or back up them on disc.

Key features:

  • Drag & drop to import your photos (jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, tiff, xbm & xpm), and create photo flash slideshows as easy as 1-2-3.
  • Dub your favorite music into your photo flash slideshows.
  • Choose an eye-catching theme (3D flash them templates available), and create your photo flash slideshow in an instant.
  • Turn photos into flash slideshows in SWF, SWF+HTML or XML formats.
  • Share your photo flash slideshow or 3D photo gallery with friends via blog, social media sites or elsewhere.

System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later)/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

mediAvatar Software Studio

Homepage:

http://www.mediavideoconverter.com/photo-to-flash.html

File Size:

28.8 MB

Price:

$23.99

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#42

I have an acer net book and the program doesn't fit on the screen. For example can't scroll all the way down to add photos or to publish. please fix this for net book users. I would very much like to use this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Bev  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Facebook says it will not take the extensions that you are able to save these in. Am I missing something?

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Sherry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

To register, we need to click the top LEFT corner - not the right.

I love this program! Thank you so much, GAOTD and mediAvatar!

Reply   |   Comment by Moosie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#39

I appreciate all the comments, especially those that discuss the problems in detail. You have saved me a needless installation. My computer could use a rest anyway. And, I'm thankful that I already have the WonderShare Flash Gallery Factory Standard from GAOTD from a few weeks back, and that someone compared it to today's offering giving it a good review. I will stay with what I have, but as always, thanks, GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Sally Andrukaitis  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

no it doesn't do much but it's still a great program! .. thanks GOTD & mediAvatar! ..

Reply   |   Comment by jane  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#37

Re message 27 thank you Mike for your helpful advice and suggestions re my post 4.

Compressing /Zipping up the resultant file if you want to send by email , is something I think they should suggest in their help file

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Does a good basic job. It has clumsy file management, which makes navigating to the pictures a bit laborious. And there is no counter to tell you how many pictures you've added. (Many of the templates are number limited).
Worth having as a free programme? definitely.
Worth anything more than, say, $10?
Well I don't think so.

Reply   |   Comment by TerryB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#35

@13: Save your work as "swf+html", then edit the resulting HTML file. There are two appearances of width="720" height="540" in the HTML file. Change these to width="360" height="270" or width="540" height="405" (for example). After this, you shouldn't have any problems viewing the stuff on your netbook.

Reply   |   Comment by Django  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#34

Flash slideshows, photo to Flash, not HTML5, not screensaver. Yes you have to click on the picture to enlarge it, that is because it's photo to flash, if you want a regular slideshow soft then get a regular slideshow soft. Way to many useless comments here about what the soft can't do. I could complain that it doesn't create flash banners, or I can't play mp3s with this, but that wouldn't make sense now would it.
Anyways, there could be more templates but other than that for $24 what it offers is fine. Software developers do need to make money. Yes it's simple, looks like it's meant to be.
Thanks GAOTD and mediAvatar.

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

#18: "1). Does anyone have a link to an example of where this would be used online, where I would be able to save a file for relatives to view?"

IMHO you'd probably want to set up a private page, then for that page just upload the html & swf files you Publish in Photo to Flash. The reasons I say private is 1) if it's any good the download bandwidth consumed could get expensive, & 2) there are Flash related issues you should normally be aware of if you're creating a public site. Beyond that see your web site hosting service's docs.

"2). Does this write a DVD that will play on standalone DVD players (Eg Nan without a PC)?"

No... About the only thing you could do is record images or video of the initial screen with all the thumbnails, then create links/buttons using them in your DVD or slideshow authoring app. Remember that DVD menu buttons are always static because you need to be able to use the remote. As an example [this will be some work -- but not really out of the ordinary for many hobbyists] you could create your project in Photo to Flash using the Carousel template, exporting to xml. 1) download the latest projector from Adobe & create a projector file *in the same folder with the .swf*. 2) Using screen capture software, play that projector & record video going from one thumbnail to every other thumbnail, e.g. #1 -> #2, #1 -> #3 etc. 3) Create your DVD using single frames from your recorded video for static menu pages, using the video going from 1 button to another as a transition video, i.e. the menu button starts the proper transition video, & the video's end action is to display the proper menu -- e.g. with the menu page with image #1 front & center, clicking on image #3 starts the video you recorded going from image #1 to #3, & the last thing that video does is bring up the menu page featuring image #3. Clicking the image #3 would bring up that photo -- clicking any other image would bring up another short video leading to a menu page.

That's the basics anyway... I can think of several options & variations, many depending on the software you used, but I think most DVD authoring apps should handle it. About the only extra work would be if your software let you create/import custom button highlights -- the part that *lights up* to tell you what on the DVD menu is selected. In that case you could optionally create highlights that matches the spiral pattern of images using that carousel template. And of course while I just talked about one template, you could do similar with others.

"3). Can you join short video AND photos alongside a music track?"

No - it will only import images.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#32

Great lil piece o software to get a newbie up and going !

~seriously there are a whole bunch o new pc users every year & chances are they dowload all their Pics; to a pc-if they have no prior knowledge nor expectations of this kinda tool/toy it is gonna make some folks n their friends happy to see those cherished photos/etc displayed like this, and with only a few clicks-come'on, that's great ! - ( and I also kept the earlier similar app) -
yep, plenty of more advanced programs out there, but hey-not all of us have the time nor inclination to learn all the tricks a pro/semi-pro/wanna-be pro may want.

~ I know pricing a software release has to be a real tummy-wrencher for many dev teams, so our communities' (sometimes brutal) suggestions may not always fall on deaf ears.

**and I totally agree with mah peers here, having a rep from the company available thru the initial 24/36hrs of a giveaway/PR Blitz
is a total confidence builder for me-

ok, nuff from tne Pacific NW, off to see about that missing game.giveawayoftheday= LOL

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#31

#13 `I have a netbook with 11-inch screen and I can not see the whole program, not even in full screen mode:`

What do you expect? It`s a netbook NOT a laptop or desktop pc. But I will tell you, it looks great on my desktop pc and 20" monitor.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#30

Downloaded, unzipped, installed and extracted perfectly. Better yet I created a flash photo show with music without reading any instructions or viewing a demo. It turned out fantastic! Very user friendly and extremely fast, almost instantaneous. Well done publisher and thank you GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by tbinstl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#29

Looks like fun. I love these Flash "show creators". Who would have ever figured out HOW to register the program without reading the comments, though. Right click on the edge of the window and choose about...Please!

Reply   |   Comment by Franklin Moore  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#28

Installed and registered without issue on Win7/64, quadcore, dual monitor. I don't have a need for a flash program like this but I would keep it for possible use "if" it advanced the slide show. As others note: having to manually advance the show makes this more frustrating than useful.

Reply   |   Comment by bobbo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

#4: "How does this version of photo flash differ from the one offered in January this year ?"

Don't see a changelog & I don't have an earlier version installed to compare, but I can tell you that many of the files [including ffmpeg-related] are dated 2/24/11.

"... when you send the exe to friends it is amazing how many people don’t have uptodate flash to read the file and are even reluctant to update their flash. Plus some people think it might be a virus and are afraid to even open it. "

If it helps... whenever you send [e.g. e-mail] a .exe file you're usually better off to compress it to .zip 1st, or else *if/when* AV software & e-mail filters let it through, that person will usually see several warnings telling them not to touch it. Sending .swf files OTOH, most users don't have the projector installed to play the file on its own. Send an html file with the swf, & if Internet Explorer is their default browser, it'll refuse initially to play it, again warning about malware. Thinking about it *from the recipient point of view*, the best I've come up with so far is to export your Photo to Flash project as xml, use the stand-a-lone player to create a projector file, put that projector file in the same folder as the .swf, then create a PDF doc explaining what it is, with an embedded link to start that projector file -- then zip the whole thing up, including it as an attachment to an e-mail that said basically "un-zip & Read the PDF". That way you wouldn't have to worry about if they had Flash installed, or what version, nor would the recipient get confused about what to click or anything, & the PDF could explain what it is you've sent them, with pictures if you like. And most people aren't shy about reading a pdf.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#26

mediAvatar Photo To Flash let's you create some nice image galleries in the Flash Shockwave format, but the results I got didn't play everywhere, wouldn't convert to projector files [stand-a-lone apps or executables], & were better suited for smaller image collections. Audio could be a bit problematic, as it wouldn't import a .wav file, but did accept the same audio as ac3, though the result was a very large file -- it didn't OTOH seem to have any problems with generic mp3. Be prepared to explain how to use any galleries or presentations you create, as it's not always clear how their animation can depend on the mouse position in the window, & unless you have better luck & can create projector files, if you give a gallery you created to someone else, you'll probably need to tell them what to do with it, e.g. send someone an html file & swf, & if they open the html in Internet Explorer it will not play it until the user clicks through the warnings.

[That said, the Shockwave (swf) files that mediAvatar Photo To Flash creates are a bit non-std, throwing warnings etc. in previous GOTD apps designed to take swf files apart -- that's my guess why they won't convert to projector files for me. If you export your gallery as xml however you get a nested folder arrangement with photos & music separate from the minimal swf file included -- I could create a projector file using that minimal swf, & *as long as it was located in the same folder (next to the swf file)* the projector worked. Doing it this way you *might* also edit the images &/or thumbnails, adding text to just the images for example, or simplifying thumbnails to make them clearer. OTOH you lose the simplicity & convenience of using just one file. You can download the Adobe projector app here for Windows, Mac, & Linux: http://goo.gl/R1hy ]

Installing mediAvatar Photo To Flash the chief impact I saw was the Microsoft Visual Studio C++ runtime included in Setup.exe, & that was responsible for most of the roughly 450 new registry entries -- the C++ runtime install also added a VC folder to Common Files, an .msi file to Windows\Installer, 33 files under Windows\WinSxS, & modified 2 files under WinSxS. Photo To Flash itself adds the program's folder [653 files, 15 folders, ~75 MB] -- [note that if disk space is tight, at default settings the "PortableApps.com AppCompactor" reduced the overall size to 1/2 that], a folder's added under User Application Data that holds a couple of .js files, & default output folders go under My Documents. Parts of mediAvatar uses the QT programming language for fastest media handling, along with the ffmpeg code libraries, & makes use of the Internet Explorer you've got installed. It includes but for me didn't register Flash10l.ocx [Adobe Flash Player 10.1 r102]. Today's GOTD uses the registry to store the license key, & creates an mediAvatar key [with just a few values] under both User & Local Machine sections of the registry along with an uninstall key -- being a GOTD you might want to run it & add the key under all profiles you've set up in Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#25

Makes beautiful thumbnails, but unless I am missing something, I would not consider this a slide show creator. For me, when I create a photo show, it just opens up with spectacular thumbnails, but not really a show. I have to click on a thumbnail to see the picture enlarged, then click on the large picture to go back to the thumbnails. For me, an actual slide show would require someone to click start, then it takes off on its own. On this program, I had to do everything manually. If you need a thumbnail flash of photos, I would say this is an excellent program for that, but not a automatic slide show. Thank you to GOTD and mediadvatar for your generousity on sharing this program.

Reply   |   Comment by PW  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#24

I agree with 5. There is no way to set the final quality of the slides.

Reply   |   Comment by SneakyBeaky  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#23

Liked it. Easy to install on my vista/64. Would like more templates, og different kind of templates where I could see more images at once.

Reply   |   Comment by BjornRW  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#22

I like the looks and the way it runs. Very easy. But how do I post the saved file to my social page or web page?

Reply   |   Comment by Fox  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#21

Picture quality is terribly low even at the high setting. Had a bit of a time figuring out how to play the swf file, then I discovered you can just drag and drop it into Chrome to see results. Unfortunately my audio doubled up and echoed making it very annoying to use. This one needs work. Im an amateur photographer and was excited to dl and try this one. "git out of my puter!" :) win 7 (64)

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

Cool little nice program. Installs nicely, and works cutely. No resource crunch. Though the uploading of each thumbnail takes 30 to 40 seconds, the conversion is quite fast, results are pretty good. The file can be played on vlc, media player classic, which I tried. Cool - Don't miss this piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by Roopchand  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#19

I'm sure there are a good number of us 'Oldies' that have no idea what this can do for us and a good number of wise ones that know the answers to these Q's.

1). Does anyone have a link to an example of where this would be used online, where I would be able to save a file for relatives to view?

2). Does this write a DVD that will play on standalone DVD players (Eg Nan without a PC)?

3). Can you join short video AND photos alongside a music track?

All help appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by rizla01  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

Doesn't Picasa do this? How is this different or better?

Reply   |   Comment by chris  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#17

I don't know how to use this program...
What do they mean by a limited time? How limited?

Why is there such a gap in people being able to use this correctly? Some like it some hate it...some say they can manipulate the photos and others say they can't. Not a good sign of a good program.

Reply   |   Comment by Shelley  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#16

Absolutely, absolutely limited control/customization (actually no customization at all). It is an excellent example of install, run once, uninstall immediately after software. There have been a number of giveaway software such Wondershare Flash Gallery Factory Standard that are much, much, much better alternatives with plenty of customization options.

My ranking: 1 out of 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Naseem  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

Not bad, however crashes when loading large images. You get 9 templates to choose from. No customization possible (if you don't like the background, to bad). Will not load in flv files containing previously created video from the software, nor can you use the audio from an flv file.

OK for a beginner, not at all worth $23.99 for what's offered as you can do the same or similar with many free applications.

For those that have nothing, and don't want to look for a free one, grab this, if you already have something that can convert images into video and under mix audio, you won't be happy with this - even with it being free.

Reply   |   Comment by GOTD-Fan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#14

hey how can i publish this .swf file on facebook

Reply   |   Comment by Ahmed Hussam  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#13

I have a netbook with 11-inch screen and I can not see the whole program, not even in full screen mode:(

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#12

Seems simple enough...open program after you install so that you can enter your name and the registration code. Then make sure you go to preferences in the top right drop-down and uncheck "automatically check for updates" and "apply"... or your free program won't be free for long.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#11

To register the program, right click the program top corner. It will say “About MediAvatar to flash. Click that, it will ask you to register…put in your name as given (Giveawayoftheday) and code given

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#10

Brilliant piece of software. Does exactly what it says. Had my first slideshow up and running in a few minutes. Installs and runs with no problems on XP SP3.

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#9

cannot get it to load audio files uninstalling pity as it looks ok

Reply   |   Comment by dodrix  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#8

Absolutely love it! And for the price it is I think it is well worth paying for. Thanks heaps GAOTD and mediaAvatar.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephanie Gray  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-24)
#7

very nice program....cannot understand why the audio cannot 'edit':(

Reply   |   Comment by Shirley  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#6

Limited end result - nice set of thumbnail displays, but once an image is selected to view full size, then there is no Next/Previous picture option, have to click the picture to go back to the thumbnail display.
Not as professional as many other products around

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Holgate  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#5

This program has no gallery customization options. You can not choose for example the size of slides or background color. And it is lowering quality o pictures. It's a waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Photographer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

How does this version of photo flash differ from the one offered in January this year ?

The January version I thoroughly recommend , eye candy for your photos , Win XP SP3 no problems , interesting effects such as spinning cube of a few photos and add a backing sound track.

Having packaged it up you cannot edit it if you made a mistake ,like a photo the wrong way round, and when you send the exe to friends it is amazing how many people don't have uptodate flash to read the file and are even reluctant to update their flash.

Plus some people think it might be a virus and are afraid to even open it.

For those that do they will say , how did you do that ? I recommend
you give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

a very nice program.thankx a lot gotd.

Reply   |   Comment by yasser  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-48)
#2

Simple, efficient, nice templates (even if I liked more). No configuration required. None possible anyway.
Files produces quite small but nice quality.
Love it.

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#1

You can use your own name in registration

Reply   |   Comment by CopyCat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
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