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Nov 22, 2022 10:11:16   #
Tomscotto
 
I've use Photodex Pro Show software for years but they've gone out of business. I'm wondering if anyone has had success with any other slideshow software?

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Nov 22, 2022 10:12:50   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
The Photodex software doesn't work anymore?

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Nov 22, 2022 10:36:30   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
Longshadow wrote:
The Photodex software doesn't work anymore?


It works just fine but you can’t download new effects or music through the internet. I use my own MP3 files and only a few of the effects. Pro Show Gold does everything I want it to do.

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Nov 22, 2022 10:39:48   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
Photopia is the official successor to ProShow.

If I understand the story right, Photodex went broke because they ran out of ideas for enough new features that would compel users to routinely upgrade. Without upgrade revenue, the cash for development dried up. The principles founded a new company called Photopia with a subscription model.

http://www.photodex.com/

https://photopia.nl/

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Nov 22, 2022 10:51:34   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
"new effects or music through the internet"

Do you mean "sound effects" or visual effects.

There are a few good no cost, royalty free music and sound effects sites that I use for videos.

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Nov 22, 2022 11:03:24   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
bsprague wrote:
"new effects or music through the internet"

Do you mean "sound effects" or visual effects.

There are a few good no cost, royalty free music and sound effects sites that I use for videos.


Visual effects and/or their music. I use my own music and don’t need any more visual effects than I already have.

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Nov 22, 2022 11:16:53   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
gvarner wrote:
It works just fine but you can’t download new effects or music through the internet. I use my own MP3 files and only a few of the effects. Pro Show Gold does everything I want it to do.

Then I'd just keep going with what works.
(The reason I'm still using Quicken 2007. Does what I require, don't need any "improvements or neat thingies".
A side effect of old no longer supported software is no "enhancements" being available.
Unless new effects are important, then it would be time to "upgrade".

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Nov 22, 2022 11:19:12   #
Tomscotto
 
Thanks, bsprague. I'll have to check that out.

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Nov 22, 2022 11:22:31   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
Longshadow wrote:
Then I'd just keep going with what works.
(The reason I'm still using Quicken 2007. Does what I require, don't need any "improvements or neat thingies".
A side effect of old no longer supported software is no "enhancements" being available.
Unless new effects are important, then it would be time to "upgrade".


I use Quicken 2007 for the same reason.

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Nov 22, 2022 11:47:21   #
Tomscotto
 
I've been using Photodex since 2011 when it was a $30/year subscription. recently, I had to reinstall Win 11. I moved all my program files to another drive, but when I went to open Photodex I got a message that "This trial version will expire in 10 days." Until (and if)676767 I figure out how to get Photodex to work, I thought I'd ask UHH for their ideas.

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Nov 22, 2022 12:16:42   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Tomscotto wrote:
I've been using Photodex since 2011 when it was a $30/year subscription. recently, I had to reinstall Win 11. I moved all my program files to another drive, but when I went to open Photodex I got a message that "This trial version will expire in 10 days." Until (and if)676767 I figure out how to get Photodex to work, I thought I'd ask UHH for their ideas.

You "moved" all your programs... by doing an install?
Sounds like there might have been a "support/reference" file for Photodex that you lost in the translation.
One possibly containing the info that it was not a trial version.

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Nov 22, 2022 13:12:26   #
Tomscotto
 
Before doing the install I copy and pasted the Program Files (x86) folder to an external drive. Once installation was completed I copy and pasted the folder back into the C drive.

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Nov 22, 2022 13:39:01   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Tomscotto wrote:
Before doing the install I copy and pasted the Program Files (x86) folder to an external drive. Once installation was completed I copy and pasted the folder back into the C drive.

There are things that a program install does to the operating system files, eg. modifies the registry.
It's very rare that simply copying the program folder works, unless it might be a completely stand-alone program.
When you re-installed Windows, it probably created a virgin registry, without the details (information) for any prior "installed programs".

When I get a new computer, I install ALL the software I want transferred to the new computer because of what the install process may do.
Which is why I REALLY hate getting a new computer (our desktop is 10 years old).

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Nov 22, 2022 16:41:07   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
Longshadow wrote:
There are things that a program install does to the operating system files, eg. modifies the registry.
It's very rare that simply copying the program folder works, unless it might be a completely stand-alone program.
When you re-installed Windows, it probably created a virgin registry, without the details (information) for any prior "installed programs".

When I get a new computer, I install ALL the software I want transferred to the new computer because of what the install process may do.
Which is why I REALLY hate getting a new computer (our desktop is 10 years old).
There are things that a program i install /i doe... (show quote)


I sweat bullets anymore when I have to load software. It always thinks I know what I’m doing and I know which box to check.

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Nov 22, 2022 16:55:49   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
gvarner wrote:
I sweat bullets anymore when I have to load software. It always thinks I know what I’m doing and I know which box to check.


Sometimes things are slightly ambiguous.

Years ago I used to specify where (the directory) the program was loaded, now I just let it do its thing, yea, wherever...
Before the company programmers got smart and had the updates look for the software, putting it somewhere other than the "default" directory could cause problems later. Yea, had that problem once or twice, MANY years ago..

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