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PhotoToFilm 3.9.7 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — PhotoToFilm 3.9.7

Make videos from your favorite pictures!
$14.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 50 (77%) 15 (23%) 30 comments

PhotoToFilm 3.9.7 was available as a giveaway on November 1, 2021!

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PhotoToFilm is a perfect companion for everyone who uses a digital camera. With PhotoToFilm you can easily make small movies out of your pictures and compress them (ie: using DivX) in order to distribute your production to your friends and family. PhotoToFilm allows you to add professional looking effects with a few clicks and makes video authoring a game.

Key Features:

  • User friendly interface;
  • Transitions (such as cross fading) between your photos;
  • Dynamic images support;
  • Sound track (MP3) support;
  • Popular photo formats support (JPEG, Bitmaps);
  • OSD: On Video dynamic text insertion;
  • Creates movies using codecs present on your computer (such as DivX);
  • Ability to burn DVDs (requires CopyToDVD).

System Requirements:

Windows NT/ 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ Server 2008/ 7/ 8/ 8.1

Publisher:

KCSoftwares

Homepage:

http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?p2m

File Size:

3.4 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime, no updates

Price:

$14.99

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#18

Is it the same as Muvee? Is it compatible to Windows 11?

Reply   |   Comment by E K Yeo  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

It worked like a charm, Thanks everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Duvall  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

When I run it (same with older version), I get an ffdshow error --> Failed to load ffmpeg.dll!
I click 'OK' and it seems fine after (did a quick test) just wondering if anyone else encountered this

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Does not look like this program supports Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

I ran it as an admin on instal and I could instal it on my program drive, not C

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

Copy and paste GOTD name in 'read me', and then copy and paste 'serial #' in
read me to 'license' place in registration.

Reply   |   Comment by acybersleuth  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Hopefully this comment will make it past the censor... my first one did not. System requirements state:
"System Requirements:

Windows NT/ 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ Server 2008/ 7/ 8/ 8.1"

BUT the provided setup.exe is linked to require Windows NT 6.1 or above and in earlier versions of Windows the operating system reports it is not a valid win32 application. That means it will not install under ANY version of Windows lower than Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. There is no way on earth the supplied installer will run under the majority of versions of windows listed in the published system requirements!

Max AVI resolution supported is 720x576 most modern machines will not have many supported codecs installed as the codec API used (Video For Windows) is a legacy API almost depreciated in Windows 10.

Because Video for Windows API is used there is a limit to the maximum video file size creation of 2GBytes by default. VFW encoding is also single threaded in nature so will only use a maximum of a single CPU core and the encoding process is fragile with certain undocumented input image dimensions causing the encoding process to fail and it will require trial and error to determine which photo caused the encoding error. There is a variation on the ken burns effect that can be enabled by using the "Enable dynamic pictures" option. There is also an option to create a stop-frame based animation video rather than slideshow by pressing Expert button and then each photo makes one frame encoded at the integer frame rate selected. fractional frame rate selection is not possible.

The installed program is linked to be loadable in Windows NT 4.0 and above so should work in Windows NT 4.0 and above including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Sever 2003 and 2008 as well as those mentioned above but you will not be able to install it under those versions of windows because the installer is built for the wrong versions of Windows. Neither the setup or main program can possibly run under Windows 98 or Windows ME of course.

It only supports BMP and JPG images/photos, no RAW or PNG or TIF. Just copied over the installation folder from windows 10 system to Vista system and it runs and registers under Vista with details provided. Activation does require an active outbound internet connection and must use the Name: provided in the readme.txt it will not work if you use your own name.
Those that have a problem activating the license with the license data provided don't be dismayed, there is no functional difference between the free and paid license, save a nag screen in the always free licensed version.

Sound track added can only be encoded to mp3 format and there is no setting control for the mp3 stream since it does not appear to re-encode the stream but just interleaves the mp3 stream as is with the video and if there is any disparity between the duration of the mp3 and the video produced no editing is provided so you'd need to edit the soundtrack mp3 file to be the length of the slideshow or animation after doing a trial encode without a soundtrack in order to have both soundtrack and video to start and end together.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

TK,
>"...no editing is provided so you'd need to edit the soundtrack mp3 file to be the length of the slideshow or animation after doing a trial encode without a soundtrack in order to have both soundtrack and video to start and end together."

It looks like the "Match audio" button is for that very purpose. It automatically changes the "Fps" and "Time per picture (ms)" to match the music length. I cannot prove that so far because none of my outputs ever change from the first displayed image. Using VLC, mine displays the first image and stops at the end of the audio. I used an mp3 file of 5:40 length per VLC but the video produced is 5:26 per VLC.

Can you verify if you have success with using that button?

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gary, Can't recall even noticing that button! ok, the button only works in slideshow and not stop-motion expert mode which is logical and when pressed WITH a valid suitable length mp3 file loaded it adjusts the Time per picture (ms) for me but leaves the "Fps" untouched. That does improve things a bit but does not negate the need for external mp3 file editing if one wants to use more than one tune or the sound track to loop a specifc number of times. For me if I was making a significant slideshow with sound tracks... I'd use the slideshow maker built into VSDC Free or Pro Video Editor as it can produce current spec video files and not just obsolete Video For Windows AVI files.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

PhotoToFilm version 3.9.7 is created AVI file.
Windows 10 Home Edition don't understand this AVI format.
Error message "Can't play": This file is not playable - " 0xc00d36c4".

Please verify this error code and send to all registered users "enhancement verson" if possible.

Reply   |   Comment by Harwin SW  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

It would be nice if there was a teaser sample to show how this app is typically used.

Reply   |   Comment by bromberg  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

Finally got it to render a video after 6 attempts. Cut it down to 60 pictures with no sound. Resolution too low for quality playback. Will give it another try, but I need something that works with over 300 pictures and sound. Will stick with Ashampoo Slideshow Studio.

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

Use the IYUV codec, the others does not produce any acceptable quality.

Reply   |   Comment by Fredrik Larsson  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

Cannot register. Serial number in Readme is invalid.

Reply   |   Comment by Reproman  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

I'm very confused by other responders regarding this software's sophistication. I found this program to be very basic, geared or a beginner with very little flexibility. Exporting is to .avi only (720 x 480), and although you can drag and drop, you can't move phots via D&D. the only transition is cross-fade. Regrettably, this isn't worth a second look unless you need something ultra basic in design.

Reply   |   Comment by John Davidson  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Photo Story from Microsoft still exists.
pstory.msi
It looks old-fashioned, but it works, also with music.

Reply   |   Comment by Denise Coop  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

The Readme window says: "Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and install the software by running Setup.exe,
then click on 'Enter icense data' in the pop-up window and input license data below.
If the window doesn't pop-up, click on a questions mark icon at the top->About->Enter licence data."
Followed instructions and it worked out fine. What surprised me was the length of the License number, some 85 digits? Another thing that surprise me was that I didn't finish entering the L. number and it already prompted me to their website for a sales pitch. I had to go back to paste the "SUPER LONG" L. number. Not very nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Purrete  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Okay, it's done.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Stanovský  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)
#2

This appears to be a complex video/photo/sound editor that has enormous potential. So far, however, it's mostly annoyed me by first doing a prime sin in my book. It forces an install to C: rather than allowing me to specify a location.

The so called tutorials aren't tutorials at all. They do not, as far as I've gotten, show 'how to' but rather 'what is'. I understand what an 'XYZ' button does by its tooltip. What I need is a step by step of using that button to create a something.

As promising as this is, I may abandon it as too time consuming to figure out.

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

paul, I was able to select my D drive to install, just press the Browse button in the install dialog and navigate to where you want to install the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Fredrik Larsson  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

paul, I was able to install to the D drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

paul,
>"It forces an install to C: rather than allowing me to specify a location."

I'm kinda like you; I don't like being forced to install a program on my C drive, but I'm not exactly like you because I use the "Browse" button to the right of the default C: drive location.

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

No License given in Readme
The serial number would not work as license.
I tried many times to copy/manually type long serial as licence.
I would have liked to compare PhotoToFilm against the Slideshow software I am currently using.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Duvall  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Jim Duvall, That happened with me then I realized I used my initials for name to register when it requires "Giveawayoftheday"

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Woodley  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Jim Duvall,
hello there, license name should be GiveAwayOfTheDay just the way i have wrote it and then write the serial number manually not copy and paste.
i did like that and working for me

Reply   |   Comment by Idris  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jim Duvall, License info is in the readme txt file. GiveAwayOfTheDay is the name then the long set of numbers for the serial.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jim Duvall, I had the same problem. You have to enter the 'name' as the way GOTD is spelled in the 'read me' file, and that fixed the registration for me.

Reply   |   Comment by acybersleuth  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Jim Duvall, supplied serial worked for me on two machines, you must use the name: presented in the readme.txt too as well as permit the program access to the internet if you have a non-standard firewall configuration. You do not need to activate it to make the comparison as the only functional difference between paid and unpaid editions is the nag screen in the unregistered unpaid edition.
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jim Duvall, Where it asks for name, use GiveAwayOfTheDay.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Martin  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jim Duvall, You need to enter name as GiveAwayOfTheDay

Reply   |   Comment by Carole Rees  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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