Lin Evans

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    Berthoud, CO U.S.A.
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    Photography - Cameras - Slideshows.

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  1. I fully understand your concern, but the harsh reality is that anyone who wants a photo bad enough to steal it from a slideshow at screen resolution will have the tools to do so. Simple utilities such as Irfanview, Fastone Image Viewer, Screenshot Captor, Duck Capture, SnapDraw, Lightscreen, Cropper, Snipping Tool, Screen Grab Pro, Jing, Puush, Capture it Plus, Capture View, Easy Capture, Foxarc Screen Capture, Gadwin Printscreen, Greenshot, Horizon33, Lightshot, MW Snap, Printkey 2000, PrtScr, Screen Capturer, ScreenHunter Free, Screenpresso, Shotty, SnapShot, VVCap, ZScreen, etc, etc, all bypass any possible security with PicturesToExe or any other presentation slideshow product. People need to understand that if they put their images out there at any reasonable resolution where they can be stolen and used for profit by another they can and if they are good enough will be stolen. There is absolutely nothing that Wnsoft or any other company can do to prevent that. Having an "anti-print screen" feature is functionally useless because people who are in the business of theft for profit will get your images if they want them. Best regards, Lin
  2. The issue is that because there are so many free and economical screen capture tools available which are immune to anything which can be done in PTE code, this feature no longer assures anyone that their images will not be captured. If an image is displayed on the screen, it can easily be captured with or without the PTE's anti-print screen feature. My guess is that this is why it was dropped as a feature. Best regards, Lin
  3. Hi Guys, I'm a little confused. If I set the initial keyframe to sepia, or coloration, etc., for example, then create a new keyframe without a checkmark next to "coloration" the sepia is preserved in the second and subsequent keyframes. However if the "coloration" box is checked, the setting is not preserved... This on my Win XP... Is that the problem? Best regards, Lin
  4. Excellent implementation !!! Best regards, Lin
  5. LOL - Actually, the majority of us in the USA are quite happy with him. Much, much better than the alternative would have been.. Best regards, Lin
  6. Hi Jenny, I created the safe for internet executable with your show including adding the blank image at the end, fading out the sound and I also added a blank at the beginning of your show to slow the onset a couple seconds and it all worked fine without reducing the size so I think you will be good to go as it is. Best regards, Lin
  7. Hi Jenny, We all try to help one another here on the forum so no problem at all. PTE, like many (most, in fact) other application software programs is still a 32 bit software event though Windows has moved to 64 bit so the limit for executable code is an absolute 2 gigabytes but this also includes not only the internal PTE code but also what is needed by the operating system, etc. Videos are not so constrained, but executable code can crash when this limit is approached. When PTE show size gets above about 1.7 gigabytes, strange things can happen so try to keep your overall show size below that limit and as mentioned earlier, when making an exe show of significant size keep in mind that the "Safe Executable File for Internet" is a better choice because the executable file itself isn't so large and it greatly diminishes the chances that errors might occur. Videos, of course, can be larger than 2 gigabytes as long as they don't overwhelm the maximum operating system limitations. Best regards. Lin
  8. Gary, The audio formats supported by PTE are MP3, WAV, OGG, and WMA. AAC (advanced audio coding) is not a supported format. Lin
  9. Hi Jenny, I have downloaded and played your show. I believe the problems you are having are because you are approaching the limits of size for an executable show running under a 32 bit program and operating system. This puts a pretty big load on the operating system for doing previews and starting and stopping the show so some delay is normal because when you begin at a particular slide, PTE will automatically begin the show at the transition from the previous slide. The absolute file size limit is about 2 gigabytes but part of this limit is being used by the operating system so in reality when a show reaches close to 1.7 gigabytes in size, things get rather dicy. When you create the exe file, use the "Create safe file for the internet" feature which will make the data file carry the majority of the data and the exe portion smaller. When a file is zipped, unfortunately styles are not included and I am missing whichever style you used for slides 29 through 39 but that didn't keep the show from running - just gave me the error messages as the slides were rotating in and out. One suggestion I have is adding another blank slide to the end of the show without text for a short duration of perhaps four seconds and fading out the audio track at that point. You can do that by clicking on the red line timeline to place a keframe at the beginning of this blank slide and then clicking once again near the very end of this blank slide and dragging the second keyframe down as far as it will go which will effectively fade out the sound track so it doesn't end abruptly. The sound is good and I'm assuming you did want the background sound tracks to continue while the audio from the video clips were playing. You can diminish the volume of the background sound track by simply using the keframe method as described to end your sound track. Then when the audio from the video ends, you can keyframe the volume of the background back up as desired. In all, the show is quite good and you have done a really good job with using the software. Best regards, Lin.
  10. Hi Michael, It's not about downloading a video - I already can do that from Vimeo or anywhere else for that matter. It's about downloading or uploading a PTE zipped archive. Vimeo like YouTube or other media site isn't designed as an upload download files site AFAIK... Best regards, Lin
  11. Hi Jenny, There is no way to download a zipped file from Vimeo - I would suggest using something like this: Remember use "File" "Create backup in zip" - doing this will place all necessary files in the zipped archive so we can see where the problem is... Best regards, Lin
  12. Hi Jenny, Perhaps there are things which you have not yet learned about the sound tracks. First, if you stop an audio and want it to resume, for example, after a video has played, you need to "start" (set the start time) the video at the precise time you stopped it but you also need to set the "offset" time to the end of the video time. By using a combination of start time (where, in terms of time, into the audio track you hear sound) and ofset (what actual time along the timeline where you wish this start time to begin) you can accurately adjust the sound track. If you could zip up your project (use "File" "create backup in zip") upload it to a file sharing site and provide a link, I will be glad to help you get it the way you want it to be. Best regards, Lin
  13. Sorry, but we have to disagree on this. Saying "drop in a video in the "project" does not imply only dropping a video into the slide list. The "Project" implies any place in the slideshow. Dropping a video into the "project" could mean dropping it into a slide as another object or putting it in as the entire content of the slide. We must be precise in our language or it will cause this type of confusion. Best regards, Lin
  14. Hi Claudio, Perhaps this link can clarify for you: Best regards, Lin
  15. "Greetings, I used the 'Adjust Time Range' to change the speed of a video to achieve slow motion by changing it from 100% to 50%. The video does slow down but the new duration (doubled) is not automatically changed for the video in the Timeline. Should changing the 'Speed' of a video in the 'Adjust Time Range' function automatically adjust the duration of the video to the new duration in the Timeline? Gary" Above is the original post which said nothing about a "single slide holding a single video clip" so actually, the discussion is quite relevant I think. If the slide time is automatically changed for one video clip and there are multiple video clips as objects it can't be assumed that the user intended that changing the slide time to correspond to one of many clips is intended to happen. To assume that would be presumptuous and would possibly disrupt the entire intent. Nobody knows apriori whether the user wants the entire time span of the slide to be changed just because they want one of the video clips to be played at other than the original speed. No one should assume that because one of numerous video clips in a slide is changed in speed that that entire video clip is intended to play from beginning to end. The only time that such an assumption is logical is if the single video clip is reflected in the slide list and not only one of many objects in the Object's List. Best regards, Lin