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Giveaway of the day — PhotoToFilm v3.0

With PhotoToFilm you can easily make small movies out of your pictures!
$14.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 263 (35%) 496 (65%) 27 comments

PhotoToFilm v3.0 was available as a giveaway on August 10, 2013!

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PhotoToFilm is the 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 in a few clicks and makes video authoring a game.

Features:

  • User friendly interface.
  • Makes transitions (such as cross fading) between your photos.
  • Features dynamic images support.
  • Sound track (MP3) support.
  • Supports most popular photos formats (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).
  • International support.
  • And much more!

System Requirements:

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

Publisher:

KC Softwares

Homepage:

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

File Size:

10.4 MB

Price:

$14.99

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#27

Down loaded and added 700 photos and loaded a compilation MP3 file and it works great and easy to use ,and the price makes it a great buy ,The negative thumbs down squad are not worth taking any notice Off -it is obvious the Thumbs down option is being abused and should be removed for the health of the site

Reply   |   Comment by RonaldR_Ausie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

to insert text click on organize

Reply   |   Comment by kathy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

Wait on farter comment's soo i try it so i make onest comment widthout relaying on other coments for opinyon, thank

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#24

For those who, like me, are into making slideshows there is none better I have found than Wondershare Slideshow creator. While it's not free, free is not always better. As the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for". Wondershare has more themes, more transitional effects and many other options than any other slideshow builder I have ever seen. In addition, not only will it load images, but it will load videos as well. It can sometimes be found here on GOATD for free. So, if you're into building slideshows either purchase Wondershare or wait for it to be offered here.

Reply   |   Comment by Joel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Microsoft’s free PhotoStory allows me to do precisely what I want, that is add audio to the image file. Its failure in my eyes is that it only allows you to create a WMV file.
I cannot understand why developers such as todays cannot offer the same functions as a free program.
I agree a video editor would do what I want but quite frankly feel it is like using a sledgehammer to crack a Walnut. From the many excellent comments you write it is obvious you are very experienced in video editing but for the less experienced they can be pretty daunting.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

after I installed I had to type in the very long license cause it would not copy and paste. what a bummer I can't type. I agree moviemaker and photo story are better and free. have not spent a lot of time on this product, but I will then I will comment.

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#21

I'm a novice when it comes to making vids because I don't have a camera. Well I would still be a novice but that was the easiest movie I have ever made and was pleased greatly at my first attempt. I like this program thanks much guys. I'm going to have fun with this with my grandkids. Perhaps I might get brave enough to put a youtube vid out one day.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

#7: "As in most slideshows individual images could not have individual audio tracks an absolutely vital function as far as I’m concerned. As my young granddaughter grows up I want to see both an image of her and hear her talking at the same time."

I think that maybe what you [& very likely many others] really need is a video editor, where you can have 1 or 2 or more audio tracks, select from usually a very large assortment of transitions, plus depending on the software, do stuff like add text [still or animated], pan & zoom, add the same sort of FX you'll find in your image editor & so on. Several, including the Sony Vegas apps I'm more experienced with, will also let you record an editable narration track while your slideshow is previewing, let you use a background music track that fades when you're saying something in that narration track, or in your case, when you have an audio clip of your granddaughter playing. Another advantage is that you can create your slideshow project once, say in HD, then output lower resolution versions as well that can for example play well on something like a tablet or cell phone.

The chief disadvantage of using a video editing app IMHO is that like most all software, the more it enables you to do, the more you have to learn to take advantage of it, e.g. anyone can type whatever in Notepad, but people can spend a year or more learning the ins & out of Microsoft Word. Slideshow-only apps generally focus on being fast & super easy, & the lack of capabilities is a price you pay. You may also pay a price in the compatibility & quality of the results.

As far as quality goes, depending on the software you want to use to create your slideshow, you can very often get better quality resizing your photos in an image editing app beforehand -- the code video apps use for resizing is optimized for speed at the lower resolutions of video rather than the higher quality of still images. Right now AVC/H.264 seems to be the top video format with higher quality & smaller file sizes that can play just about anywhere. You can even easily include a copy of VLC on a disc with your AVC slideshow video if you want to that'll play off the disc -- no install necessary. Probably the best AVC encoder is x264. One advantage of PhotoToFilm, like you've said, is that it lets you use video codecs you've installed to encode your slideshow. When you can use your installed codecs vs. something hard-coded into an app you can either use x264 directly [possibly one of the VFW versions], or output a near lossless intermediate using something like the UT Video codec, that you can then encode with one of the many x264 front ends.

Most video enthusiasts as well as pros I think try to avoid Windows Media [.wmv] & Xvid, which is often wrongly called DivX by the way. IMHO Xvid isn't as high quality as alternatives, & while WinMedia can be very high quality [e.g. it's sibling VC1 can be used on Blu-Ray discs], it's just too hard to use & doesn't play everywhere AVC does. Microsoft apparently realized that, & Movie Maker is now supposed to output AVC or .wmv -- they also apparently have moved to the MainConcept AVC encoder which gets high ratings, though x264 still beats it. In terms of encoding speed Intel's Quick Sync hardware acceleration has Lots of potential, & is available on lower cost PCs/laptops, but there's very little software that supports it. Some apps [e.g. Sony Creative Software] use OpenCL hardware acceleration, which at the moment tends to favor AMD/ATI graphics -- Intel has OpenCL but not as optimized as Quick Sync, while Nvidia OpenCL support lags on their latest version hardware, as they apparently decided to [re]focus on apps that support their proprietary Cuda acceleration.

http://www.compression.ru/video/codec_comparison/h264_2010/
http://www.compression.ru/video/codec_comparison/h264_2011/
http://www.compression.ru/video/codec_comparison/h264_2012/
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Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#19

@Stella noRK means no Relevant Knowledge, an adware/spyware program that collects your data "to better serve you with offers that you might need"
avoid at all cost. However the other setups by this developer also are full of adware/spyware/bloatware. If you want to try out the software of this developer ONLY use the setup provided by GOTD since this one (so far) has been free of any and all bloatware (software informer excluded, we all know it's in the setup. Since KC Software has decent products (not the best but certainly not the worst) I think they do themselves a disservice with adding this bloatware.

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

#14 Stella asked "What means the ‘noRK’ at the post install page".

It means that it doesn't come with bloatware / spyware in the form of "Relevant Knowledge" which in its license agreement tells you;

"... The information which is monitored and collected includes internet usage information, basic demographic information, certain hardware, software, computer configuration and application usage information about the computer on which you install RelevantKnowledge. We may use the information that we monitor, such as name and address, to better understand your household demographics; for example, we may combine the information that you provide us with additional information from consumer data brokers and other data sources in accordance with our privacy policy. We make commercially viable efforts to automatically filter confidential personally identifiable information and to purge our databases of such information about our panelists when inadvertently collected..."

But according to a post by NoName the last time one of this developer's products (AVI Toolbox) was offered the "noRK" versions offered on their website come with other little extras you're asked if you want to download. So don't just keep clicking on next when installing anything from this developer.

Reply   |   Comment by Ghenghis McCann  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#17

Downloaded and installed without a hitch, however, on my XP machine, the pictures in the DivX file came out upside down. Tried playing it with Windows media player. It played ok, but pictures were grainy. Tried it on my HP Vista machine twice. first time, the sound was garbled, and the 2nd time Divx wouldn't play at all, and with media player, the sound was fine, but, the pictures wouldn't change.
The program window has no way to resize it. I tried to reload one of the files to edit it, there might be a way, but I couldn't find it.
Sorry GAOTD, uninstalled this one.

Reply   |   Comment by jim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Stella (#14), I wondered that myself - per the developers forum, NoRK means "Without Relevant Knowledge". To find out what THAT means, I found this:
http://www.ghacks.net/2009/05/18/about-relevant-knowledge/

So as far as I can figure "NoRK" means that they AREN'T installing "spy-ware" :-)

Reply   |   Comment by David A.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#15

When there are many clones of this type of program it needs to have an unique feature to make it stand out from the rest and I can't fibd anything unique about this program

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#14

What means the 'noRK' at the post install page,
http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?page=postinstall&sw=PhotoToFilm?
Some of their software does not have this.

Reply   |   Comment by Stella  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#13

Entruchio, Giovanni et al. Movie Maker has been ruined on many machines due to Microsoft updates. I loved it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ronald S  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

Tried this one and still think that free Bolide Slideshow Creator is much better.

Reply   |   Comment by Henrie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Here is another free slideshow creator that I have used and it is quite good - Bolide's Slideshow Creator:
http://slideshow-creator.com/

Reply   |   Comment by HappyJack  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

Why would anyone use this when Windows Movie Maker is just as capable, easier to use, and free. It is gone from my PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom L  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

How could I have forgotten to include my free favorite slideshow maker in my above comments?? Please check CoolUtils PhotoMusic - you will like it:
http://www.coolutils.com/PhotoMusic

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

@6,didnt want to waste time on just doing a few pictures when I needed them all to go on one disk instead of wasting multiple disks, when using my NTI $80 burning software program had no problem doing 1200 pics and did it in less than 20 minutes with music, so here I stress tested, found an unknown unexplained bug that maybe the developer can figure out and fix to make his product work perfectly instead of making everyone mad after they paid the $15 and screw up, Make Sense??.... Have a Great Day Charlie :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Smoother  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#7

Installation went fine and on running a decent GUI was presented.
You can add files of either JPEG or BMP types and for the video output choose from a range of codecs ,others may be downloaded, the sound needs to be in MP3 format.
The transition between images is either nothing at all or a cross fade which is more than sufficient for me.
The output produced was of good quality and reasonable size.

As in most slideshows individual images could not have individual audio tracks an absolutely vital function as far as I'm concerned. As my young granddaughter grows up I want to see both an image of her and hear her talking at the same time.
If it had the above function I would keep it, but it doesn't so I'll keep using the little program I wrote for myself that combines images with audio and text from individual files in a folder.

The real strength of this program is that it is easy-to-use and control the quality because of the range of codecs it allows you.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#6

@3. You tested it with 1200 pics at 3.9 meg per pic ? Nearly 4 gig to test a new piece of software ? No wonder an error ocurred !

Reply   |   Comment by Charlie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#5

already tested and commented 2 days before in: http://giveaway.glarysoft.com/phototofilm3.0-321/

Reply   |   Comment by Karla  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#4

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/movie-maker-get-started
http://www.photofilmstrip.org/2-1-Features.html
http://www.ezvid.com
http://ffdiaporama.tuxfamily.org/ffdiaporama/?lang=en
http://animoto.com/features

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Authoring-tools/Authoring-Related/Microsoft-Photo-Story.shtml
http://download.videohelp.com/tin2tin/features.html

==> FREE <== Enjoy!!

My 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000002 cents....

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+98)
#3

Well it downloaded and set up fine on my New legit Windows 7 Dell N5050 3 attempts at trying to do a very large test with 1200 pics @ 3.9meg each, 5 minutes into each attempt an error box pops up saying an error has occurred please reset and try again, resetting for an unknown error does not work if you have no clue what the error is and whats causing it, uninstalling..I appreciate the effort :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Smoother  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#2

I was delighted when I saw what is on offer. I have been looking for a good quality slideshow maker for some time. But I have to say that this piece of software hasn’t won my heart.

The installation was without any problems, but you have to read the readme file first.

Registration worked fine.

The software is capable of importing photos and sound and making a slideshow out of it. However, the number of transition effects is limited and you cannot record your own comments. There is no possibility to add any text or anything to it.

If you want to take your photos and make a slideshow quickly, then it is the software for you. If you want to make a nice and useful slideshow you have to look somewhere else.

The best software is probably Photostage by NCH. http://www.nchsoftware.com/slideshow/index.html

You can see what you can do with it here:
http://aj3000.com/wp/doc-strange-and-bio-megascope/
http://aj3000.com/wp/sherlock-holmes-story/

Reply   |   Comment by Zdenek Rotrekl  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+78)
#1

Doubtless there will be the "why are there so many thumbs down with no comments" comments.

Well, it's because these sorts of programs are offered so often when there are so many free alternatives.

I (and I'm sure many others) see no need to waste bandwidth let alone real dollars for software that is either bundled with an operating system or can be obtained for free to do exactly the same job. The developers really need to look at the marketplace before they spend their precious time working on a product that has to compete with FREE.

Sometimes paid for software has the edge, but in the case of such a crowded marketplace (the free alternatives are competing with each other! - I'm sure Giovanni will provide a list), why would you honestly bother?

I know I'm not being "in the spirit" of GAOTD, but developers need to be made aware of the value of their products in the marketplace, not just issues with the interface or bugs.

Reply   |   Comment by Entruchio  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+82)
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