Sorry... I posted this in the wrong forum and before I actually figured out who it was that made the recommendation. I didn't realize that I could see my old tracked discussions until I posted this thread.
Hit me.. beat me.. I'm old and slow.
FYI - It was Snapshot2 who made the recommendation.
A few months ago, I asked a question regarding the recommended size photo that should be used when creating a photo DVD slide show for a widescreen TV. During that thread, a guy recommended ProShow Gold.
Whoever you are, I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!! After about a month of fighting Nero and the 3rd Nero crash in one day, I downloaded the ProShow Gold trial. I figured adjusting to a new program couldn't be as bad as losing half a slide show to a crash.
ProShow Gold works wonderfully. After fighting Nero and Creator for 10 years, creating a slide show is once again FUN! No more clean uninstalling and reinstalling when the software would crash or hang.
I regularly make hour long slide shows with 1000+ photos and music from our vacations plus five annual ones detailing a year in each of my grandchildren's life. (I'm a prolific photographer; not necessarily good. Kids don't care.) ProShow Gold handled it and never blinked. I'm certain it cut a week's time from the production of my latest DVD.
And the features... I was so excited that I didn't have to start an audio or video editor to do basic cuts and fades. The motions, transitions and caption options are more than plentiful.
And get this... I had a question and called the support line. An actual LIVE person answered the phone and my questions when I called. None of that "If you're standing on one leg and hopping, press 1" routine from PhotoDex. Plus... they spoke perfect American!
The features kick Nero's behind and I think I'm in love. I may just upgrade to Producer.
So, whoever you are.... THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! You have truly changed my life by recommending ProShow Gold.
DISCLAIMER - Yes, I know I'm gushing and this sounds like a commercial, but, it's not. I don't work for PhotoDex or know anyone who does. I'd never heard of ProShow until this guy recommended it. I must admit I am a UT grad and PhotoDex is located in Austin, but, I didn't know that until I started to call support and noticed the (512) area code.