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Giveaway of the day — SlideShow 8 Premium

Now you can quickly and inexpensively create an appealing photo/video show.
$29.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 127 (85%) 23 (15%) 119 comments

SlideShow 8 Premium was available as a giveaway on May 26, 2016!

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With SlideShow 8 Premium you can quickly and inexpensively create an appealing photo/video show. Captivate your audience with exciting video shows that are unlike others, neither stale nor boring. In a hurry? Use the integrated SlideShow-Master, a guided Wizard that helps you every step of the way: select images and video clips, add background music, choose a pre-defined style template. DONE.

You can learn more from the video!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; CPU: 1 GHz (multi-core CPUs recommended); Graphics card: DirectX 9.0c, at least 128 MB memory; RAM: 1 GB

Publisher:

Aquasoft

Homepage:

http://www.aquasoft.net/en/slideshow/slideshow8-premium-n924gj9

File Size:

98.1 MB

Price:

$29.90

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#47

Great program surprisingly smooth and powerful. There are a LOT of great uses for this software, and the AquaSoft website has plenty of free templates which show some of its abilities.
No export for single frames that I can see, but the mp4 is really good quality. Uses for this program include simple motion tracking, video titling and basic compositing. It supports an alpha channel too!

Calling it a Slideshow underestimates what it can do. It's packed full of goodies. I'll be VERY tempted to upgrade sometime soon in the future. They have a few different programs which is a little confusing - but this is a great offer and I recommend it.

Thanks for a wonderful download AquaSoft.

(Heather on Windows 7)

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

Heather,

Thanks for the great feedback, you are right the name does hide a lot of the goodies. When it comes time that you want to upgrade feel free to send us an email (support@aquasoft.net) with any questions you have or anything that needs clarification, we are more than happy to help.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

Why no commercial use. Doesn't that mean you can't use it to advertise a product for sell and load it up to Youtube. Kinda bites.

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

Hi Rhonda,

This particular software version is for personal use, we do have other versions/the possibility to purchase a commercial license. You can make your own videos, as a small business, etc. but not for example make videos for a client and sell it to them. I hope that clarifies it a bit.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Impressive program, Thanks for making it available to the GOTD.
Easily registered if the instructions are followed.

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

Joe,

Thanks for the positive feedback! Hope you enjoy using the program and you can check out our Youtube channel or blog for more ideas, tips, and tricks.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

Interesting comments/reviews about this product so I want to try and learn how to make an slideshow. Registered and downloaded but based on my experiences in downloading various softwares, it's the slowest download I've ever experienced. It's as if I'm downloading a torrent file. It's still on it's 40% download stage after 10 minutes.

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

Romalliv,

I am unsure why the download was so slow yesterday, normally it goes pretty quickly. In any case, there is a help file within the program, manuals on our website, and first steps in the top right corner, which should all help you get up and running with your first slideshow in no time. However you can also make much more than traditional slideshows with the software, combine videos, create animations, our Youtube channel has many resources for inspiration: www.youtube.com/aquasoftnews/

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

Romalliv,
so...does it work ?

Reply   |   Comment by p  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

Installed without problem on my Win7 32bit system. The interface is nicely laid out and although I've only had a short time to play around with it, I'm very impressed. Within half an hour I'd put together a short two scene presentation that included multiple images coming onto the screen, some following custom paths, I'd inserted a map and overlayed a car travelling along a path and leaving a trail behind. I'm curious to see what else I can do with this one when time permits. Another positive is that it seems to run very smoothly even on my comparatively old system, far better than the video editor I have, and offers previews in realtime without problem.

It's a fairly deep program by the looks of it but there appears to be a pretty good help system, which is nice to see.

Very rarely do I find myself leaving a comment on here but this is definitely one to grab if you have any interest whatsoever in creating presentations that go beyond the normal slideshow with music efforts. Not often I'd consider paying for something given away on here, this one I would.

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

DawkinsDog,

Thanks for the excellent feedback! It is always great to hear from people how they use the program and what they do and don't like. It is indeed a powerful program that goes beyond the traditional one photo after the other. Glad to hear that you were able to make some good shows already.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

followed the instructions and installed, but the registration window did not appear as per instructions. please help before deadline. thank you.

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

sawa,

Keep the program (I mean don't deinstall) and send us an email to support@aquasoft.net and we will get everything running.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#41

Can somebody tell me about how long the license is valid? Thanks

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

hardgirl, I asked the same question no one has answered...Im guessing no more than 2 months

Reply   |   Comment by Tom Piccard  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

hardgirl,

It's yours to keep--forever. There is no expiration date. :)

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

AquaSoft, Thanks.....

Reply   |   Comment by Tom Piccard  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Installed and tested on two computers. Has more features and flexibility than programs that I have paid for. A real gem of a giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Lim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

DVD Santa is a fraction of the cost and a minimal download. It does it all. Not meaning to negate the value of this program. Just saying. . .

Reply   |   Comment by James Brady  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#38

I can't register this product. When I click the "here" button on the pop up, nothing happens.

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

Frank,

When the 'here' link in the Registration info window doesn't work you can use this direct link to register:

http://www.aquasoft.de/link/gotd_diashow8premium8603_en

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Still trying. The link on the window which asks for the reg code
leads to a page asking me to register.

I'm already registered so it then send me to a page to log in.
Unfortunately each time I try to log in it rejects the password
which I reset the last time around.

But even after getting over that hurdle (resetting password again)
I go to a page which lists products - no link for a reg. code.

Exasperating,

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

Ross,

The registration system was behaving a bit strange for previous users yesterday, and unfortunately looping. Please send an email to support@aquasoft.net and we can get you sorted and send you your serial number etc.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Trying to install on Win 7 - 64 English language version, getting the following error:

Runtime error in setup script:

Source file: DiaShow Premium
Line Number: 497

The parameter is incorrect

Please advise - thanks.

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

Powder_Skier,

That is strange, please send us an email at support@aquasoft.net with what you wrote above so that we can follow up with you and get it resolved even after the promotion has ended.

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

@AquaSoft,

Thanks, I sent an email at the same time I made the above post.

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

Powder_Skier,

Great, then I must not have gotten to it yet. :)

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I sent my e-mail address at 12 Pm and as of yet, have not received a reply to down load the program...John

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

John D,

When you send the registration form with your e-mail adress you get the confirmation letter almost immediately.


If you don't see the confirmation letter in your incoming post folder then please check your junk post folder.

If you don't see it there maybe you used an invalid e-mail adress.

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

Thanks Thomas! I see many helpful answers from you on the board. :)

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

AquaSoft,

Thanks AquaSoft you're welcome.

I'm happy to help when I can.

Thanks for this great and powerful program and your excellent support here at the board.

I can highly recommend this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

I had at one time created a account with you, but lost my password.

I was able to get a new password, but I'm stuck at the activation screen with no code to input.

Any help would be appreciated as my only option is Cancel and the program closes.

Thank you

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

Hi Jim,

Send us an email with the email address that you used to register, to support@aquasoft.net and we can look up your serial number in our database.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

ok the uninstall script has abysmally fallen over and due to that I cannot install any of their other slideshow products.
I get an alert popup on ANY install or direct attempt to uninstall stating:

Runtime error in setup script:

Source File DiaShow Premium
Line Number: 583

Access violation at address 0045BC1C in module
'AquaSoft_DiaShow_Premium_gotd.exe'. read of address
00000010

with an OK button which on pressing dismisses the alert and the process terminates.

I am now going to have to manually unregister whatever it registered during installation and manually remove files and folders and registry entries to get rid of this!
Thanks Aquasoft and GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Seems to be limited to 1080p max resolution! I would have thought since UHD 2160p improperly named 4k budget TVs are quite affordable that commercial slideshow makers should be able to produce UHD or 4k content to minimise the detail loss that has been inherrent when converting 12 to 60 megapixel photos into much lower megapixel video formats.

The installer is nasty IMHO it does not allow the giveaway version to be installed side by side with the trial version, forcing currently installed version uninstallation before starting the install script, I shudder to think what would have happened if I had the paid previous ultimate version of this and tried to install the giveaway premium version... I expect that it would have automatically uninstalled the ultimate before installing the premium!

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

TK,

That is strange that it forced you to uninstall the trial version of a different series for this version. I will have to look into why that may be. However, if you have other full versions, there is absolutely no problem in running them concurrently on your PC. I for example have 8 versions of Premium and Ultimate in different series, 7,8,9 etc. all running on my computer. In fact that is one of the cool advantages is that you can open an older version and current version and drag and drop media or certain elements of your project, from one to the other.

As for the limitations with 4K, in general the Premium version in any series is up to 1080p and from Ultimate onwards the 4K quality is available, among other features, further effects, and tools.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Scrolling through the help file [ aquasoft[.]net/download/files/diashow8/DiaShow_en.pdf ], SlideShow 8 Premium & later versions are pretty close to what you'll find in video editors [NLEs] at the lower mid range level -- the main difference is that SlideShow is focused on stills, where the NLE's don't really care so much what you put on the time line or story board. Less options make it easier to use than many NLEs, and if you go by list price, their Slideshow apps are slightly cheaper, so likely competitive in the marketplace, but that's assuming list price... that market isn't booming, and sale pricing on lower mid-range NLEs can be Very low -- I bought Nero Platinum 2016, with their video editor + all the other features for $12 on Amazon.

Being similar to a NLE, SlideShow 8 Premium is more work than using one of the many less capable slide show apps out there, but, the fact that those apps are less capable shows in the results. That's not saying anything bad about those folks who prefer simpler & easier... the comparison I'd make is to cooking, where you can do something quick, or you can spend days in preparation of a meal. Some enjoy cooking, & the results of their extra work -- some do not.

Where SlideShow 8 Premium [& later versions] are very similar to NLEs, there's one thing missing that I think would be useful for AquaSoft to add, & that's some sort of color matching color correction. I didn't look at the help file for their top of the line software, so it may be in there, but I didn't see it mentioned in any of their feature lists. Editing, adjusting a still image so it looks its best is one thing, but when you're watching a video [which is what you get out of SlideShow], you want everything to match -- the grass & trees & sky etc. from different camera shoots, angles, & with different lighting should all look basically the same [when they make a movie they actually have colorists who do that & set the visual tone of the finished film]. Think of it as normalization, only for what you see rather than what you hear.

One area where the different versions of SlideShow don't compete with many NLEs is in DVD/Blu-Ray creation... Create slideshow videos in Nero or Corel competing products & you can create [albeit somewhat limited] menus for those discs, without having to go out & get some other program. That won't matter to everyone of course, but if for example I bought & used their Stages app for pro work on DVD or Blu-Ray, I'd want to add menus so I could include background info etc. Or if I was creating a slideshow for a family vacation or move or whatever, I'd like a DVD or Blu-Ray with menus so I could have several smaller slideshow videos -- if I shot pictures &/or video of my child's [or grandchild's] recital or school play, I think it'd be a nice touch to also have a slideshow of the days or weeks or months of preparation & practice, & maybe another showing after the recital or play. That sort of thing can be separate slideshow videos, or just one -- the menu lets you jump to the part you want either way.

While there are often wizards available, like with today's GOTD, when you use the full capabilities of SlideShow 8 Premium or a NLE you import your pictures &/or video & background audio, then arrange the order where everything is to appear, & for how long. Then you add & adjust transitions between those elements, add any FX, and if desired, record your voice-over or narration. When you're done you render everything to a video file. Prep work beforehand can help, e.g if you're going to reduce the size of a bunch of image files, doing that before you import them into the software means that rendering process will not take as long, because there's less work to do, plus previewing your video in the software may work better. When it comes to very large frame size video, some use proxies -- special software creates lower rez video that you use assembling & editing your work, then brings the full-size video in its place for the final render. AquaSoft mentions something similar with their more expensive software -- I mention it because cell phones now can record 4k video, which can be a challenge editing on lower powered PCs/Laptops.

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

Hi Mike,

Excellent and very detailed feedback! You can be sure I will be copying your message and sharing it throughout the office. It is important and very helpful to understand what comparisons are being drawn between our product and others, what users expect in terms of capabilities, and what they feel may be lacking or in need of improvement.

I will touch upon just two of your many great points, the first of which is the DVD menu. I agree completely that in a professional capacity as well as personal one, DVDs are simply more interesting when you can have a menu, chapters, etc. I am happy to say that both Stages and Ultimate offer DVD menus. You can use one of the many templates as is, or you can edit them and put in your own buttons, arrows, etc. You can even create your own from scratch. Here is a quick video about it SlideShow 9 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dL7EL9gw_58

If I understand correctly with regards to photos and color matching, you are looking for something that for example, could offer a variety of blue hues, so that your video would have a thematic look, is that correct? I can't say that there is a color matching feature, however the image editor is quite powerful in terms of what you can do to adjust a photo and it's colors, shadow, etc. Also, when you want to create something similar on several photos/videos you can create the effects on one, save your edits as a template in the software and then apply it again and again on future projects. The last point that could help with a thematic flow, would be the image effects (the higher versions have a wider selection, but Premium has many) which can be applied to images and in later versions to text as well, these are the equivalent of popular Instagram filters, and then even these pre-made effects can be adjusted to suit your needs.

We are more than happy to get questions, feel free to drop us a line at support@aquasoft.net I think your feedback and usage details are very helpful, and I would welcome discussing them further with you.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

This program really surprised me. I have loved many of the great programs that have been offered here over the years as I have been with them since they started. Program downloaded very fast, installed and registration completed within 5 minutes. No problem on Win 10 64 pro. I watched the demo, worth the time to do so and said, no way could it be this easy. I have used several of the big name programs and at time lost some hair from pulling it out.
The learning curve on this program is very easy and I found the help to be point on. It took me about 15 mins to put together as short slide presentation using many of the available options, sound, voice, video and pictures, along with mixing them together. This program is in my opinion a keeper and Thanks GOTD for all you programs and this one also.
My only complaint on the program is the amount of time it took to render to a web ready file. I have a very fast computer with 32gig of memory and it took quite a while. So be prepared to wait a bit for your finished and ready to post work
Even with my only complaint, I would rate this program as very good and will work for just about the most demanding creator.

Reply   |   Comment by HappyNcamping  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#29

added: forgot to mention: using Win7, 32bit. Runs very quick and very smooth.

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

Took forever to download from the download link (otherwise if you are on social media such as facebook, twitter, or google plus) where you can share this giveaway offer... which is fine.. just very slow download. BUT.. the program was verrry easy to install, verrry easy to get the registration, and verrry easy to setup. Used it to create a small simple slide show and it worked with great ease. Added various size photos, and music.. exported as an mp4.. played it back as such and it worked excellent. Highly recommend this program. Looking forward to trying out a few (not really that many)bells and whistles. Great giveaway! Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Ronnie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

I can't export to other than MP4 or webm videos.
Where all the other formats? If I select user defined I don't get any additional settings to set.

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

adif,

You'll find all available formats when you go to Wizards and then Export wizard. It's then divided into to two categories 1. BURN which are DVDs/CDs etc and 2. PC which is Mp4, Web M etc

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

AquaSoft, I'm sorry. this is what I did but and still. in the video formats are only MP4 and webm. nothing else.

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

adif, the unspoken truth is the special GAOTD build that Aquasoft has made restricts the output file types to MP4 and WEBM types. If you replace the GAOTD DiaShow.exe with the downloadable premium trial DiaShow.exe from the website you get the FULL premium editions range of file formats, still limited to 1920x1080p max resolution but it is better than just those 2! I cannot promise that the trials DiaShow.exe will be activated by the license code Aquasoft provide upon jumping through their registration hoops as I don't feel athletic today.... done enough work sorting out the poor installers and uninstaller and other flaws in todays giveaway. BTW data\info_en.dat and de version files are what prevent the giveaway build from letting you run it in demo mode without activating it. Put it back to activate with giveaway key code if it ever arrives.

It is clear that this giveaway "SlideShow 8 Premium" build is a cut down version of the official SlideShow 8 Premium build on their website which is not in the spirit of giveawayoftheday.com as it should be called light edition!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

How does the default setting " Auto-check for update daily" affect this GAOTD installation?? Should this be turned off once we register successfully?

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

ame dat,

Yes

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

Hi Adif,

This version doesn't have any updates--so it can just be ignored. No worrie, whether you turn it off or not, it won't search for updates.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#25

Downloaded, installed and registered easily and quickly on Windows 10 64 bit.

I have tried and used a number of slideshow creators and found many to be good but few offering all the facilities I wanted. Slideshow 8 premium does all I ask and more! Easy to use and very capable. I have been using it for an hour or two and have created a couple of slideshows with music tracks that have really pleased me.

I am impressed and will definitely be keeping this one! Thank you Aquasoft and GAOTD.

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

Hi Kestrel,

That is really great to get feedback when people really like the program! Thanks for sharing it with us, as I have mentioned to a few others here, be sure to check out Youtube and our blog for more on the capabilities and inspiration.
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/AquaSoftNews/
Blog: http://www.aquasoft.net/blog/en/

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

Installed and registered with no problems in Windows 10. I thought I selected "English" as the language for installation and again when the program window opened after registration. The "First Steps" window still displays in German. Did I do something wrong? I can't see any option to change this.

My user manual is in English but my only option for "Video Tutorials" is German.They're online so I can use a translator app but I wonder if I missed something. Should I uninstall and reinstall the program?

Thank you for the program.

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

Hi Sheila,

The tutorials are in German? That must be a glitch that the program isn't accessing the right materials. Deleting won't help as it is something we need to adjust on our end, these things are all linking to somewhere else. You can find all of the same tutorials on our Youtube channel (which is where the program sends you anyway) :) www.youtube.com/aquasoftnews/

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

AquaSoft, Thank you. I just needed to know if I needed to change or redo something. I can use a translator on the tutorials and I will check the "You Tube" Channel.

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

The audio track does not have any right click menu. so how you delete the music from the demo?

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

adif,

Double click the audio track and then a window opens and you can delete and add as many tracks as you need/want. There is a handy help file in the program and on the top right there is a lightbulb that says first steps, the videos link there go over the basic functions to get you up and running with your projects. :)

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#22

I downloaded this in order to test whether it would work on my Win 10 computer, as I noticed that it didn't work for a previous commenter. Download was slow over my cheap wifi connection, but zip extract went quickly. I noticed right away that there were only 2 files included in the zip file, and - when beginning to install - that it was aquasoft and not softdeluxe that was in charge, so GAOTD was not using its separate wrapper. Despite this, I continued with the installation up to this point.

What stopped the installation was visions of gestapo breaking into my home - prompted by reading the EULA. After stopping the installation I quickly deleted both the zip file directory and the unzipped directory, and I cleaned them from my "recycle bin". I hope in this way I have avoided the potential for spyware/malware that may/may not have been included in this, or subsequently attached to this, as this was not a GAOTD-wrapped program and there are no assurances that it is free from malware.

Aquasoft may be the best software designer/company on the market, but I'll never know. For a program that I was going to use only once simply to test whether or not it would run on Windows 10, and for which I would have no other conceivable use, considering that I can do everything it claims (which isn't much) via other means, and also that I have no need for an antiquated concept as a slide show, I saw no need to submit myself to the rigeurs of registration. I'm better off taking my chances of winning a chance to win a free license to run a $9-10 game on the weekend.

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

Edward,

What ???

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#21

I followed the directions in the readme.txt to the letter, used the register link.. registered email address, received the activator and clicked 'Click here to activate' took me back to Aqua Soft where instead of an activation/registration code I received this notice "The requested registration could not be found or has already been activated! " I go back to the program's registration info box to see if it had been automatically activated and there's no serial number showing which obviously means the registration could not be found.

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

I received the serial number directly from Aquasoft quickly once I emailed and explained my problem. They also stated that they've refined the process so everything should go smoothly. Thanks Aquasoft and GOTD..

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

unkabob,

Yes we modified the process to make it easier this afternoon. I am unfortunately no longer at the office, so can't access the database at the moment. Please send an email to support@aquasoft.net and first thing in the morning tomorrow we will send you the serial number.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

Installed and registered in 2 minutes.
* I just checked text typing, it does not support right>left
one needs to reverse type in order for the text to display fine over the image.
** I see that ver10 is out, where is the comparison page?

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

adif,

If you look under featured items, there is a link to version 10 with all the details.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

I don't have a question or a problem, I wanted to thank AQUASOFT for their timely response to GAOTD member's questions. That's how all software companies should interact.

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

Hi SJ,

Thanks! It is always good to hear positive feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

Installed and registered without any problems on a Win 10 machine.

Have been looking for a software like this which has a zoom/pan option on the photos. This software was excactly what I have been looking for. It also has lots of other effects and transitions so it is definatelly a keeper!

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

Hi Pal,

Happy to hear that you like the program so far! There are a lot of possibilities which may not be apparent at first sight, be sure to check out our Youtube channel and blog for tutorials, inspiration, and tips.
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/AquaSoftNews/
Blog: http://www.aquasoft.net/blog/en/

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

This is not a slideshow maker. It is simply a program to make videos out of photos and videos with plenty of transition options. The output/export options are limited and limited to video meant to burn to CD/DVD/BR. A pretty deprecated workflow. Most people do not use that kind of media any more. I need to create slideshow sharable on the web. The out put file size of their own sample in ove 500MB as MP4 and over 200MB as Web M file. The descryion indicate that you could ouput to animated GIF. Either a lie or this offering on GOTD is limited and not a true full version. The animated GIF option was the main reason I was interested in this piece of software.

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

Photographer,
I used to be a regular reader at the Aquasoft.de forum for practically a decade because of my own general interest in slideshows.
However the usual flow of topics/threads made me think that they never managed to get one product polished or properly working before they put the next version on the market.
Terrific work and support had been given over the years by loyal members of that forum, and Aquasoft were practically relying on these beta field-testers throughout.
For a long, long time the mood with their trusted testers was that a proper slideshow and video implementation did not belong together.
So Aquasoft literally missing years of building up expert know-how, and when they finally got round to it, produced stuff which looked good? on short-length demos but not in real-life shows.
The arch mistake they made was to add countless numbers of overdone transitions, which none of their supporters even asked for, but imho altogether failed in putting one single product on the market where output was non-jerky, simply pleasurable to watch and easy enough to create. Disparity with sound after a certain length of show was a common complaint, images not rendered though in the show, and so on.
Even the use of which codec to use for what type of show was never adequately answered, simply because they never even implemented or supported the use of high-grade codec.
The numbers of supporters to that forum (run by Aquasoft) has shrunk in the last 2 - 3 years to an insignificant number.
The demo on YT on their latest high-end slideshow product Aquasoft Stages 10 Slideshow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6n9HkTWbhA
would not make me recommend buying an upgraded version.
Those who feel happy with todays' freebie should enjoy using it but as you never get them to commit themselves to what specification of hardware you need for successful working, because their only and standard recommendation is updating graphics card driver and plenty of free space on harddisk.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Photographer,

"This is not a slideshow maker. It is simply a program to make videos out of photos and videos with plenty of transition options... video meant to burn to CD/DVD/BR. A pretty deprecated workflow. Most people do not use that kind of media any more. I need to create slideshow sharable on the web... The animated GIF option was the main reason I was interested..."

FWIW, a slideshow is just a series of stills shown one after another -- they're called slideshows because you used to put a bunch of slides in a slide projector, which would advance to the next slide when you clicked the wired remote.

For many people the easiest way to take a picture is using their cell phone. Since most cell phones have limited storage, the easiest way for them to store those pictures is in the cloud. Since their photos are already on some company's servers, the easiest way to do a slideshow is using that service's built-in tools. It's both common & popular because it's so easy, but it's not the only nor the best way to do it, plus you're limited to the basic tools the service has to offer. That said, if this sort of thing works for you & you're happy with it, go for it. :)

Today most monitors &/or screens are between 1080p & 4k. 720p will fill the screen, but stills don't have video's constant motion to distract viewers, so they will see the lower quality from the lower rez -- unless it's something like a How-To where that doesn't matter, use 1080p [or higher]. Locally one option is a collection of stills played with a media player or Blu-Ray player -- online that means 1080p [or better] streaming video, or if you don't want/need higher quality motion FX, a series of web pages -- off-line hand off the video on USB sticks or Blu-Ray discs. Animated GIFs are for smaller avatars & such -- not only do you lose your color range, but it's too inefficient a format when it comes to file sizes.

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

mike,

A video is a series of photos for that matter. a Correct naming of this product would be a video maker, like Microsoft's own that does pretty much the same basic functions. I didn't need yet another video maker, I adobe premiere, along other paid software. I actually read the specs on their website that claimed to offer a variety of output options, including animated GIF, which has its own niche.
I regret wasting my time on reading, installing and running this program just to find that it does not do what it promises.
I hope my review helps some people and save their time

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

Photographer: Not sure what your definition of home entertainment is, but I am sure that a computer screen is not at the center of my home or that of any of my friends and relatives.

To say that "Most people do not use that kind of media anymore" is to seriously under-estimate the appeal of the DVD slideshow, something which because it is composed frame-by-frame, image-by-image, is more often that not a darn sight better than video footage that, no matter how well edited, isn't ever going to reach a cinematic standard *unless* the work has been undertaken by a pro.

I've had more than a decade's experience of making slideshows and though I could equally as well switch to full time video, I haven't done so because slideshows are visually and aurally superior -- or can be, if done right.

Friends who recently returned from a trip around Australia sent us a DVD of their home-made slideshow. We watched it in our lounge, on the big screen TV. It was cinematic -- Ken Burns Effect et al -- and we were able to sit back and relax and have a drink and enjoy the experience far, far more than viewing something on a computer monitor.

As to today's giveaway, I haven't posted a review because a slideshow project takes time and effort, neither of which were available to me today. However: I have DL'd this and registered it -- took all of 5 minutes for the entire process -- and will embark on a 'proper' project next week.

In summary, all I'm saying is please, don't assume that just because you don't care for something, it's therefore obsolescent. it isn't. In terms of sheer cinematic power, Ken Burns's original 'Civil War' series for US television remains one of the most eminently watchable -- again, and again -- documentary productions ever undertaken. . . and yes: it's a slideshow. (And available on DVD.)

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

MikeR,
DVD output by PAL standard is not in HD format.
A classic digital slideshow is one where the narrator/presenter can speak over or stop the show at any point using the slideshow player as stop/go control.
At the time Aquasoft version XP was to my knowledge for price , value and handling almost the gold standard of such a slide show. If you download and watch the demo show from YT with a critical and compare that Aquasoft promo video with any old video taken by a standard DSLR it gives you the creeps. I would expect my countrymen from beautiful Potsdam not to commission a promotional video to the local school kids, though I expect they would turn out something better.
Fancy transitions do nothing to good quality photos, smooth alpha-blending is the thing. No kidding, but Adobe LR produces non-fancy but better quality slideshows in video format with less resolution.
One of the frequently voiced problems was that Aquasoft could not handle full scale photos but recommended to resize to output format.
So yes indeed, a slideshow using single still frames turned into videos can be a very mediocre compromise compared to the quality of the original photo.
Would anybody expect brilliant quality from the Matroska codec?
For free is for free and as such OK

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

I'm impressed. Did a video-only film in about 30 min as a quick demo using 4 or so HD MP4 clips out of my camera, with various transition effects, an added soundtrack, and a few other background effects (autumn leaves, etc) and output everything to an MP4 file. Played the MP4 file back using VLC and got a perfect reproduction of the clips along with all the cool effects.

Never seen or used it before, and was super easy to get something up and running. As a first time monkey user, it didn't freeze/crash/dummy-spit during the entire process despite my numerous "wonder what this button does?" mouse-clicks all over the place. I like the clean look and feel of the interface, and the transitions are awesome! Enticed to explore it more - like I guess I should try out the slideshow capability, which is the main feature, eh? This is a keep for me (Intel i5, 32 bit, Win/10). Thanks folks!

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

Gurnley,

Thanks for the positive feedback, I believe my favorite line was "it didn't freeze/crash/dummy-spit during the entire process despite my numerous "wonder what this button does?" mouse-clicks all over the place. " :) Glad to hear that you were able to get it up and running quickly. You can also check out our Youtube channel to get more ideas, www.youtube.com/aquasoftnews/

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

I see that you have a PDF manual for slideshow8 but not any tutorials. I see that I need chrome viewer to view it.

2 points.

Let people download the manual, on mobile devices and bandwidth limits having it locally reduces carrier charges for excess limits.

Why do you ask for feedback and improvements on a product that is 2 revs out of date? seems pointless.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Spam Sorenson: Today's developer maintains a very useful 'Help' archive covering both current and previous editions of this software. You're not restricted to Chrome viewer or any other kind of viewer and in any event, the sheer size of the User Manual -- 192 A4 pages for this particular version -- is obviously best offered as a PDF . . . which is exactly what the developer is doing. Simply go here:

http://www.aquasoft.net/en/help/manuals

scroll down to Slideshow 8, and there's the manual.

I appreciate, sometimes with a simple program, online help is all that's needed, but this isn't a simple program, hence all kudos to the developer for providing a User Manual that's as comprehensive yet as easy to use as any I've come across.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#14

To Aquasoft:

Slideshow 8 is impressive. Apparently this is version 8 giveaway and version 10 is $50. Compared to other options for presentation this is great value with lots of features and a very reasonable ticket.

Not having experienced the use of this - or having an immediate need, I wonder what the learning curve is. I know that it took me weeks to use most of the features of PowerPoint with its typical clumsy and arcane standard Office UI. (MS hides stuff and moves it to confuse on each rev.) Have you any stats on how long it takes to learn?

The demo has awful music. An optional pleasant voice-over would be far more appealing.

That aside, the demo says to copy and paste any effect, that's useful, but can you break each effect into a tutorial video to show how it is created? The problem for me is synchronizing effects with an animated slide - instructional. For example: "...placing the transpacitor over the cross coupling flux monitor..." and synchronizing the introduction of the AV to the voice is a very tedious process. with many moving parts animation a single slide in PPT can take me 3 days. Adjusting the AV visibility times (start time - fade in duration, visible duration - fade start and duration after set up, ) are possible in PPT but extremely difficult when multiple triggers are involved in a single slide, (start after element 1 ends, start 3.5 seconds after element one audio starts, fade out after element 2 closes).

Coordination of not just the visual but audio synchronization is a challenge and tutorials (using your own slideshow products would be useful.) Each effect or group of effects that show how to do each would be great. It is difficult to remember 3 weeks after a single slide remembering how a single slide was synchronized. This is a real challenge to modify, particularly if you don't use slideshow8 often.

Bottom line is thanks for this, I will be using it in about a month - If I can figure it out, and if it is easier than PPT. The overall look see is impressive.

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

Spam Sorenson,

"Not having experienced the use of this - or having an immediate need, I wonder what the learning curve is."

If it helps at all, generally with a NLE type app I've found the hardest parts are figuring out how stuff like their pan & zoom or things like particle FX actually work [not how they're supposed to work], by rendering a bunch of small tests, usually with lower rez stills &/or video so it didn't take long to render. That's something I usually spend ~4 hours or so on. Whilst I usually pick up tricks & shortcuts along the way, once i have an idea of what's possible, I concentrate on the basics, dragging or placing stills/clips, seeing how to change things like duration, checking out the photo-type filters to get an idea if they're worth using or if I'm better off doing that somewhere else. I'll spend about 3-4 hours on that.

After that it's always been fairly easy going, because I've got a decent idea of what the software's capable of, what it's best [& worst] at, & don't waste time because I play to its strengths, avoiding getting hung up on how to do something that just doesn't work, or work well at all in that app. Yes the time spent up front is a drudge, but *to me* it's always been the lesser of evils compared to a fully rendered project that I have to scrap & start over.

"and synchronizing the introduction of the AV to the voice is a very tedious process. with many moving parts animation a single slide in PPT can take me 3 days. Adjusting the AV visibility times... start after element 1 ends, start 3.5 seconds after..."

Yes... It is often easier dragging things along a timeline, but tedious is a very apt word. A pro editor will try to use the keyboard as much as possible with the goal of making it [as possible] a production line sort of thing. A pro will also tend to avoid time consuming stuff, or very high levels of precision when they can get away without. In fact, that's often how pros will guess something was done by an amateur.

"I will be using it in about a month - If I can figure it out, and if it is easier than PPT. "

I have no idea what your project is, so of course can't say anything for sure... I can say SlideShow 8 Premium doesn't seem hard at all, but if price is no object you might want to check out Vegas -- they do have a trial. Vegas is generally judged the easiest, most intuitive app to learn editing on or with, & it is quite capable.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

I'm a previous customer so am instructed to log in.
When I do how do I get the reg. code? Can't see any-
where to go from there.

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

Hi Ross,

Please see the troubleshooting post below, it has instructions for previous customers. :)

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

AquaSoft

Just goes around and around and never gets to the reg code.
Please try it yourself!

Reply   |   Comment by Ross Giddings  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I make a slideshow using this software that I want to be a web compatible video. Can the slideshow be exported and, if so, in what formats|?

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

Hi Raymond,

You can export in both WebM or MP4 formats, both should work for what you need.

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

I have SlideShow 7 Premium. Do I need to uninstall this version before installing this newer version?

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

Hi Byron,

No need to uninstall previous versions, just please see the troubleshooting post below for instructions on how to register as an owner of a previous version of the software.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Am I able to export a slideshow to my website with this software and does it create them in HTML5
Thanks

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

Hi Jon,

You can export in both WebM or MP4 formats, both should work for what you need.

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

It would be nice to get a reply from AquaSoft as they seem to be replying to other questions posted after mine?

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

Hi Jon,

Is the comment above not visible? Strange.. I will copy and past it here just in case.

"Hi Jon,

You can export in both WebM or MP4 formats, both should work for what you need."

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Troubleshooting:
Of course sometimes issues come up, in case they do during your set-up or registration process, here are some that users have encountered before and their solution.

1. If you have a previous version of the software:
You do not need to re-register as you already have an AquaSoft account. On the registration page there is a prompt that says “Click here to login” follow that link to login and then you will get a message that says something along the lines of "Successful registration!". *This is not actually logging you in, but rather saving you from the process of registration and confirming your email. Last stop is to actually log in here: http://www.aquasoft.net/en/account/login and there you can find your new serial number as well as previous serial numbers.

2. Lost/ forgotten password:
If you’ve forgotten your password, we don't have passwords stored unfortunately, so we cannot see what it is to send it to you. However, you can reset it here: www.aquasoft.net/en/account/new-password

3. Copying and pasting the serial number:
Normally you should be able to copy and paste the serial number without any issues. However, sometimes it doesn’t work properly, in this case you can copy the serial number from the e-mail and then to paste it use the clipboard symbol to the right of the blank serial number boxes within the program.

*IMPORTANT: If you are having issues please do not uninstall the program, as once the promotion is over with GOTD we do not have the set up files. Rather please send us an e-mail to support@aquasoft.net and we are more than happy to get you up and running with the software!

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

AquaSoft, Spent about half an hour trying unsuccessfully to register this software. I'm exhausted. Will try later. This company should be running Homeland Security with all of the hoops they put you through with the registration/activation.

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

AquaSoft,
Using the above changed my forgotten password; unfortunately, it is not accepted in my attempt to get the registration codes.
Unfortunately, have spent about 40 min in this somewhat fruitless pursuit. Any help would be appreciated.

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

Hi Jim,

Please see the answer below, it's a bit circular when you are a previous customer unfortunately. But once you know what to do it is not too bad. :)

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

Hi Tata,

We took the feedback we have gotten in the past 2 hours or so about the process and updated it to make it a bit easier. Let me re-cap to make sure that I understood. You have a previous version, you forgot your password so you went ahead and reset it. Then you received a new password from us and it is now not working, is that correct? At what point in the process is it stalling?

Here is the registration page again, please go there and try to log in, we have made changes where you should see your serial number right away. http://www.aquasoft.de/link/gotd_diashow8premium8603_en

If that doesn't help please send me an email at support@aquasoft.net and I am more than happy to get you up and running with the program. I appreciate the effort you've put in (40 minutes), it is usually a 5 minute process, so sorry about that.

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

AquaSoft,
Thank you for taking the time to reply to me.
I have informed your support by e-mail of the outcome.

Reply   |   Comment by Tata  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

Installed OK but I did not get the "Please register here" message. I do not now know if it is registered as a full version or has less facilities if not. I cannot find a method to register it.

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

Hi Michael,

That is strange, can't tell why it would be working for some people and others not! In any case here is the link to register: http://www.aquasoft.de/link/gotd_diashow8premium8603_en

If you have a previous version of the software please see the troubleshooting above.

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

Michael Nesteroff,

Please close the program and start it again, and you'll get the Registration info window.

Click on the word 'here' only once in the Registration info window.

Then the Registration form window opens up in your browser.

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

Installed no problem on windows home premium 64 bit - registration was not too difficult but it took some time and required filling out an online form and submitting it, clicking on an email confirmation and then they send the code to you. The program looks like a keeper to me. The interface is decent and I think the learning curve will be easy considering the options. Considerably robust for a free program and the price they ask fair but not overly fair.
This is the video they suggest you watch if you are on the fence about getting the program.
https://youtu.be/i_nkdy_DJxk

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Potter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

Registration link is not working. Will not provide a code to register

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

Hi VPGoldenboy,

That is strange, can't tell why it would be working for some people and others not! In any case here is the link to register: http://www.aquasoft.de/link/gotd_diashow8premium8603_en

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

VPGoldenboy,

Click on the word 'here' only once in the Registration info window.

Then the Registration form window opens up in your browser.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#5

It doesn't seem to work on Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by xinix  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Looks to be another great giveaway
Thanks to the company and G.O.T.D. for giving me the opportunity of using this

Very easily registered as well

Thanks folks

Reply   |   Comment by kevin taylor  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Hi Kevin,

We are glad that you like it. Be sure to check out our Youtube channel for tutorials www.youtube.com/user/AquaSoftNews/ and our blog for project ideas as well as tips and tricks: http://www.aquasoft.net/blog/en/

Best,
AquaSoft

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

Clicking on "Please register here" is a dead link. I cannot copy a web address and the dead link will not open a browser so I cannot proceed from there and register the software. Please provide a link for registration. There was no web address for registration in the README.

*** Thank you ***

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

Hi Susan,

That is strange, can't tell why it would be working for some people and others not! In any case here is the link to register: http://www.aquasoft.de/link/gotd_diashow8premium8603_en

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

AquaSoft,
I get this message: "Your e-mail address is already registered for this promotion!" In spite of that I keep getting the "Click here to register" going around in circles. I can't run the program. I don't know what I'm supposed to do.

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

Hi Jim,

Yes, when you are already a customer then you need to log in rather than register.

If you have a previous version of the software:
You do not need to re-register as you already have an AquaSoft account. On the registration page there is a prompt that says “Click here to login” follow that link to login and then you will get a message that says something along the lines of "Successful registration!". *This is not actually logging you in, but rather saving you from the process of registration and confirming your email. Last stop is to actually log in here: http://www.aquasoft.net/en/account/login and there you can find your new serial number as well as previous serial numbers.

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I'd like to make slideshows with my commentary. Does this, or any other free software, allow commentary?

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

Hi tongal,

Audio commentary is available in all of the Ultimate versions of our software. But we do have a freeware version of the software SlideShow for Youtube, if you only intend to post to social media (Facebook and Youtube) and it does have a 15 min time limit. That also allows for audio commentary, you can download it here: http://www.aquasoft.net/en/slideshow/youtube

Reply   |   Comment by AquaSoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Add the ability to write with right to left languages in the text options

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

Guy,

We are working on this for the current versions of the software. Thanks for the feedback!

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