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ThunderSoft Slideshow Factory 3.5.8 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — ThunderSoft Slideshow Factory 3.5.8

ThunderSoft Slideshow Factory - make slideshows from pictures and videos.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 86 (79%) 23 (21%) 26 comments

ThunderSoft Slideshow Factory 3.5.8 was available as a giveaway on February 27, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$ 9.99
free today
Create magical images with ArtScope!

ThunderSoft Slideshow Factory is an incredibly easy-to-use software package that lets you make slideshows from your pictures and videos! You can add transition effects, apply captions, play music, use clip art and more! With over 70 different animated templates, it's easy to create slideshows and publish them as SWF movie, Executable, Screen Saver. Even create a video slideshow and upload to YouTube.

ThunderSoft Studio provides Special Price for GAOTD users to get full version of ThunderSoft Slideshow Factory (just $9.99)!

Note: the best Idea.Informer suggestion will be rewarded with the Slideshow Factory life-time license (updates and technical support included). Use the Idea.Informer widget to submit your ideas and don't forget to leave your contact details.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor (CPU): Pentium IV 1.0 GHz or above; RAM: 512MB or above; Disk Space: 1 GB or above

Publisher:

Thundersoft

Homepage:

http://www.thundershare.net/slideshow-factory/

File Size:

28.4 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#14

If you get an error telling you to "install flash player" and that it "can't find flash player control or an error on it", you need to install/update your Internet Explorer Flash Player (even if you use a different browser than IE).
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
I personally download and install Flash Player via offline installers, but that's my preference:
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html#main-pars_header

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

I have downloaded a simple program: JuiceboxBuilder-Lite
https://www.juicebox.net/
The Lite-version is free.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/ThunderSoftSlideshowFactory358_20160227/Juicebox.png
It uses Adobe Air.

A example:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/ThunderSoftSlideshowFactory358_20160227/JuiceboxBuilder-Lite/index.html

Reply   |   Comment by Ashamp  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

How does today's GOTD compare with a previous GOTD of "Ashampoo
Slideshow Studio HD 3", which I purchased?

Which is 'better' and why?

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#11

Can this software be used as a screen saver?

Thanks for your time!

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

G If you go the developer's website, you'll find the answer to your question there:

http://www.thundershare.net/tips/how-to-make-photo-slideshow-screensaver.html

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

G
Yes! You can export your project as a .scr screensaver, a .mp4, .avi or .wmv video, a .flv Flash animation, a. exe executable etc.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

G

You have the option when you are ready to save your slideshow at the publish screen where you can select to make a screensaver where you have the choice to have it go ahead and install it into your system, or you can select to make a .scr where you can install it to your system manually later.

Reply   |   Comment by Thoughtful  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

G Click the above link to the homepage. Under "What can I do with It?" it states:
:
:
Photo slideshow screensaver.

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

Thoughtful
~~ Thank you!!!

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

The smart vendors always have on their websites, samples of what the program can do. A quick check didn't show any, unless I missed it. At least a video would help. I couldn't find any.

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#9

Thank you Giveaway of the Day and Thundersoft.

This seems like a really good slideshow making software. Although I do have a question, when going to publish your slideshow I see if you add music to your slideshow that you can select the length based on the "BGM" or background music.

What I am wondering, is there any type of selection to sync the music with the "Intro, Pictures & Ending" to where you music isn't left playing to a black screen if the song is too long.

I see the option to have the music FADE OUT at the end of the slideshow, but I am wanting to play the entire song with the pictures synced. What I am wondering is there a way other than trial and error by adding photo's or changing the individual length of each photo display time to where the Intro, Pictures and ending credits will match up with the time of the music without having to have it fade? Or a one click SYNC option?

Reply   |   Comment by Thoughtful  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#8

PRO: Very easy to make a video from your pictures
CON: Very limited control of what you make
Very busy. All that zooming around. Sometimes, the full picture is never even shown. Zooming and panning
should be transitional in nature and eventually, the full image should be presented with a dwell time.

I wish I could set the display time for the images. At a minimum, I would like to set a time that all images would be displayed. Better yet, set the time for each image with a global default so that I could lengthen or shorten those that I wish to change. Maybe the ability to set the total video presentation time and have the dwell time per picture adjusted proportionally is a possible solution.

Sorry. While this is good for a quick and dirty presentation, it does not produce the quality that I am interested in.

Reply   |   Comment by tworm  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#6

I could not get the suggestion site to work either! So, here's my suggestion:

I would like to see the software automatically detect the EXIF information, and, if so, rotate any photos that are not upright. This would save the user having to do it for a potentially large number of photos.

Sparky

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

we had 3.4 about 2 years ago.
good for some school work

Reply   |   Comment by Adif  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

Previous version given away in July 2014:
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/slideshow-factory-3-5-1/

Today’s version can be installed smoothly over the previous one. I didn’t find a changelog.

Kestrel: It IS the full version. For $9,99 not only do you get a full license (and not a giveaway license with its limitations) but you get an extra pack of 20 templates.

From here, you can also download a FREE pack of 27 templates and access to tutorials:
http://www.thundershare.net/slideshow-factory/templates.html

If you still have iPixSoft Flash Slideshow Creator, offered here in November 2013, you can share templates (which you will find in the programs’ templates folder in Program Files; just copy and paste them.)

A last comment (GOTDers from English-speaking countries might not be concerned to the same extent, but I am sure many international ones who are now experiencing today’s giveaway in their language, will relate):

After 10 minutes of hilarity trying to decipher Thundersoft Slideshow Factory’s eery French, when I tried to switch to a less entertaining but (hopefully) more usable English, I couldn’t, because this software is so proud that it can detect my language that it forces me to stick to it and now, unless I uninstall, change the language of the installer and maybe the default language of my computer, and reinstall (no way!) I am once again sent by Google translate through the looking glass into this surrealist world where I can culture an image (double meaning of “crop”) add text in audacious fonts (double meaning of “bold”) and habit effects (double meaning of “custom”) before economy my work (double meaning of “save”) unless I select the sloppy mode (confusion between batch and botch) and where, in the end, I am sent grazing (double meaning of “browse”) which, beside being called a bovine, is being told, in an inconsiderate idiomatic French manner, to get lost… me, their beloved customer! Well..user, actually. (All examples authentic, most of them from today’s giveaway.)

I resent this last one, because I am not a corpulent ventilator of rugged mellows (a big fan of rude softs, but you had all understood) and no, I swear, I didn’t make these last ones up either, during the major heat wave we had over Europe ten years ago, before Google knew better, French people complained that they couldn’t even find a real fan to buy online before page 10 of their search, bloated with clubs de ventilateurs (one of my favorites: the club de ventilateurs de garçons de plage - I won’t help you for this one).

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

ouialaraison
Hello,
Same for me. that's hilarious in french !!!
But how to find the file in the original language "english.xml" ? is everyone could help ?
Maybe my english is hilarious too for you...thanks for your attention.

Reply   |   Comment by bricolou  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

ouialaraison
Your rundown of the wacky, inadvertent translations in the program really made me laugh. Thanks for that!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

bricolou
The French interface of this software is only gibberish!
With a bit of courage, it is however possible to edit yourself the French language file (French.xml) and correct the many faults of translation.

Bon courage !

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Garuda  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

To Thundershare sponsor:

I tried 3 times to provide an Idea Informer Feedback response but it does not work on my PC. Anyway, I will provide that feedback here instead, but understand this is not an entry for your lifetime license.

IDEA!

Since your software also supports HTML5 as the output media format choice, why not have a option in the installer to skip the Adobe Flash options that are available, after all, Adobe has already started to migrate away from it due to security issues it has.

After installing your software to provide product feedback, it will not start unless I install Adobe Flash player, Internet Explorer version. That being said, I've uninstalled your product because of that alone, not because I don't use flash in my Firefox browser, but because I do not use IE browser and will forget to update the Adobe Flash plugin that your software requires. Flash is not dead yet, but it's kinda toxic these days.

Thanks for your time reading my feedback ThunderSoft!

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#2

At the Thundershare website, they have two versions named the "Factory" and "Free" version too!

The webpages are 100% the same!

Reference:
http://www.thundershare.net/slideshow-factory/

http://www.thundershare.net/free-slideshow-maker/

To the software maker ThunderSoft: Please update your product pages to show what the difference are. I looked at your website, FAQ, etc and found nothing that indicates what limitations the free version has, if any.

Thank you GOTD for offering a creative software product today of "ThunderSoft Slideshow Factory" edition, but I will sit this one out. Cheers!

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

"ThunderSoft Studio provides Special Price for GAOTD users to get full version of ThunderSoft Slideshow Factory (just $9.99)" - so is this not the full $39.95 version as stated?

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Kestrel

The download is the full version, but like always NO updates. If you want updates then purchase the deal for $9.99

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Chris
Ah! Thanks, Chris, the way it was worded confused me a bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
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