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ProShow Web App Updated for iOS 11

We have some exciting news for all our ProShow Web app users. We recently released version 3.0 to support the iOS 11 update!

In addition to the iOS 11 update, we’ve also added a great new feature. Now you can share your slideshows directly from the ProShow Web app to any other app you have installed that supports this type of media. For example, if you have the Facebook or Instagram app downloaded then you can select either of those and easily share your videos with friends and family online.Continue reading

Photographers – Before You Hit the Road

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I know I’ve said this before, but this might be my most favorite “Suzette Says” post to date. Why? Because she’s made it so easy to understand and given you great examples of the process. In fact, she’s done everything but stand by your side and tell you what buttons to push!Continue reading

ProShow Video Slideshows Look Fantastic on the New iPhone 6

The iPhone 6's new Retina HD display makes your ProShow video slideshows look fantastic in HD

The new iPhone 6 is here, and it makes your ProShow video slideshows look great! With the highest resolution Retina HD screens ever offered on an iPhone, your HD shows will look fantastic.

Our mobile apps work with ProShow Web, ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer to easily let you play your shows on any iOS device.

The ProShow Web app connects to our online service, letting you build and play HD slideshows right from your device. It connects to your existing ProShow Web account, or lets you create a free account for making quick shows. The ProShow Web app is free with your ProShow Web account.

Our ProShow Remote app connects to ProShow Gold and Producer on your desktop. It lets you easily publish slideshows to your iPhone or iPad right from ProShow. You can even control playback on your computer. The ProShow Remote app is completely free.

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Both apps support Apple’s AirPlay for streaming HD slideshows to your Apple TV. Its the easiest way to play an HD slideshow on your TV.

ProShow Web and ProShow Remote are both available from the Apple App Store, and work with any iOS device running iOS 7 or iOS 8. Use it on nearly any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

 

ProShow Web App Update Gives Photographers More Control, Capability for Slideshow Creation

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Professional Photographer magazine recently took the latest update to our award-winning ProShow Web app for a spin to review the new features. We were thrilled to see they enjoyed the new interface and found new features like custom timing control, photo captions and better sharing tools, helpful for photographers making video slideshows for clients.

Here are some highlights of what they had to say, plus a list of their favorite features below. You can read the full review here on their website.

“Photodex has released a new version of their iOS app, which provides a stylish new user interface, more custom controls and effects, text and caption options, better downloading and sharing tools, and more. The original app was nice, but I have to say I like all the improvements.” – Betsy Finn, Professional Photographer Magazine

Stand-Out Features:

  • easy-to-use interface
  • lots of effects for slides
  • automatic effects can be overriden
  • cloud storage allows updating/editing from any device
  • integrated with social media
  • extensive library of music, effects
  • ability to save finished videos to camera roll for offline viewing
  • expanded effects and text options

If you’re looking for a great tool to make professional video slideshows for your photography clients, give ProShow Web a try. You can sign up for a free trial account on the ProShow Web site or download the app free from the Apple app store to start making slideshows from your mobile device.

 

Hands on Review of the ProShow Web app for iOS

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Today’s guest post comes from photographer Rob Knight.

When I first began to explore the idea of “hybrid photography” the editing and output options for still photography + video were a big question. I thought, “Sure, I have a camera that can shoot video along with stills, but then what do I DO with it?” Luckily for me I was introduced to ProShow Web soon after that!

The web version of ProShow allows you to upload, edit and share photos & videos right inside of your web browser. It is easy to learn, easy to use and the results are beautiful. The folks at Photodex even seem to listen to their customers because they are constantly improving the software and adding features.

One of the things I’ve always liked about ProShow Web is the integration with the ProShow app for iOS devices. I can access, edit and even create shows on my iPad or iPhone. Now the iOS version has been updated to add many of the features that I use regularly in the web version. It is the perfect companion for my hybrid photography workflow that begins in my Wi-Fi enabled LUMIX cameras and ends with sharing my hybrid “eScapes” online.

Choose a Theme

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The ProShow app is a powerful tool, but it is also easy to use. Once you sign in and touch the “New Show” button you will pick a Theme for your show. A Theme is basically a collection of effects and transitions that will be applied to your images and videos. I find that “All the Standards” and “Full Frame” are good options for a variety of shows. If you take a few minutes to watch some of the Theme previews I’m sure you will find a few that are perfect for your project. Touch the “Create” button at the bottom of the screen when you’ve decided on a theme.

Add Your Content

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The next step is to add content to your show by touching the “+Add” button in the bottom left corner of the screen. My first stop is usually the “Photos & Videos” button. You can add photos and videos from your device, or you can choose content from your online services like Facebook, Instagram, SmugMug, etc. You can also import slides from your other ProShow Web projects.

Choose music from the built-in library

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Adding a soundtrack to your show is an important part of creating a mood. Touch the “+add” button again, then touch “Music”. I generally stick with the built-in music library so I can share my shows without worrying about licensing music. If you upload music from your own library be sure you have the necessary permission to use it. The built-in music library contains hundreds of royalty-free songs that you can search for by tempo, category, length and more. I always seem to find a piece of music that is perfect for my projects.

Add titles

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Titles are a new addition to the ProShow Web app. You can add a title slide by touching “+add” then “Title”. Use this to create a title slide, chapter divider, credits, etc. You can also add a title to a photo or video. To add titles to an image, select the image (or video) and touch “Edit” at the bottom of the screen. Use the “Text” box to add a caption to the slide. Turn on “Use Headings” to add a heading and sub-heading to your slide.

After your content is uploaded and added you can simply drag and drop to arrange your images, videos and titles. I usually mute my video clips by selecting the clip, touching the “Edit” button and selecting “Mute” in the Video box. Once everything looks the way you want it touch the “Build” button in the top-right corner of the screen. When your show is rendered you can save it to your device by touching the “Save” button, but I usually use the “Share” button instead. From here you can upload the show to Facebook, YouTube, SmugMug, etc. You can share your project without taking up valuable space on your mobile device.

The Finished Product

Hopefully these tips will help you get up to speed with the ProShow Web app. It is an easy and fun way to create beautiful slideshow on the move. Interface refinements and new tools like captions and titles make the mobile app better than ever!

 

 

Round-Up of Mobile Apps for Wedding Photographers

Mobile Apps for Wedding Photographers

The folks over at DPreview.com recently put together a great round-up of mobile apps for wedding photographers. Included are their top picks for portfolio presentation apps, image editing apps, slideshow apps, selling apps and more.

They selected ProShow Web as their app of choice for slideshow creation on-the-go. Here’s a quick overview of what they said:

“If you’ve ever used any of Photodex’s desktop products, you know that this company is one of the best slideshow software developers around. With ProShow Web, you get advanced features, ease of use and plenty of templates (there are three dozen templates for weddings alone). Of course, you can create your own templates as well.” – Theano Nikitas

Read the entire article here >>

 

Getting Started with the ProShow Web App for iOS

Learn how to get up and started using the ProShow Web app for iPad and iPhone. Combine your photos, videos and music into a stunning video slideshow to share online. In this video, we take a look at version 2.0 and some of the great new features found in this recent release. Get the app free here >