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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta is available now

Download:

http://www.wnsoft.com/files/picturestoexe/picturestoexe-beta.exe (11 MB)

User Guide for PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0:

English:

http://www.wnsoft.com/files/picturestoexe/user-guides/7.0/PicturesToExe_User_Guide_v70.pdf

A Guide to New Features of PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0:

Please read this tutorial about new features and learn how to use them.

English: http://www.wnsoft.com/files/picturestoexe/user-guides/7.0/PicturesToExe-700-Guide-to-new-features_EN.doc

French: http://www.gdesroches.com/formation/pte/guide-nouvelles-fonctions_pte700.doc

(Thanks to GĂ©rard Desroches for the translation)

German: http://www.wnsoft.com/files/picturestoexe/user-guides/7.0/PicturesToExe-700-A-Guide-to-New-Features_DE.doc

(Thanks to Heinz Gebhardt for the translation)

Italian: http://www.wnsoft.com/files/picturestoexe/user-guides/7.0/PTE-7-Guida.doc

(Thanks to Carmelo Battaglia for the translation)

Dutch: http://www.wnsoft.com/files/picturestoexe/user-guides/7.0/PicturesToExe-700-Gids-nieuwe-functies_NL.doc

(Thanks to Cor Van der Kinderen for the translation)

Swedish: http://www.wnsoft.com/files/picturestoexe/user-guides/7.0/PicturesToExe-700-Guide-to-new-features_SWE.doc

(Thanks to Roger Bengtsson for the translation)

Sample Show Created With New Features of Version 7.0:

Important Note on Beta Release:

Please remember that it's a beta version, not final product. It may have problems, some functions may don't work. Also this beta version doesn't have all features which will be added later before final release.

This beta will not overwrite your existing version of PicturesToExe. It will install as a beta into separate folder so you can remove it at any time.

Key Features:

Video Clips in Slideshows

Put video files onto slides and apply any effects (3D, Masks, Pan/Zoom/Rotate, Shadow, etc). Playback in real time.

Unsharp Mask for Sharp Picture

This feature dramatically increases sharpness of picture. PicturesToExe adds unsharp mask for entire screen in real-time, even for slides with animation.

Improved Quality of Picture on DVD

Now PicturesToExe is the only one software which provides the best quality of picture with more details on DVD. We use smart image processing to deliver best quality.

Improved Graphical Interface of PicturesToExe

Slide list displays times of slides and duration of transition effect. Updated view of the main window of the program.

New Navigation Bar in Slideshows

With a slider control for rewinding and sound volume control.

Recording of Voice Comments

You can easily record sound or voice comments to slides right in PicturesToExe.

Full List of New Features and Changes:

+ Embedding of video clips to slideshow:

> Add video file to the Slide list or as an object in the "Objects and animation editor".

> Instant preview and playback in real time.

> Apply any effects for video objects (3D transformations, Masks, Pan/Zoom/Rotate, Shadow, etc).

+ Unsharp Mask (Project options | Screen tab). This feature dramatically increases sharpness of picture. PicturesToExe adds unsharp mask for entire screen in real-time, even for slides with animation.

+ New Navigation Bar in Slideshows. With a slider control for rewinding and sound volume control.

- Slide list displays times of slides and duration of transition effects.

+ Improved view of the main window of PicturesToExe.

+ Improvements in the Objects and animation editor:

> Added "Sharper/Smoother" parameter for Image, Text and Button objects.

+ Improvements in VideoBuilder:

> Improved quality (sharpness) of DVD picture.

> Improved stability of VideoBuilder and compatibility with DVD drives.

+ Added "Privacy" option for publication on YouTube. You can mark you show as public or private.

+ Added "Offset" parameter for sound comments of slides. This allows delay start of an audio clip.

+ Added "File Info" window (Ctrl+I) for a selected media file in a popup menu of File list, Slide list and in the Objects & Animation editor.

+ Added "Record Voice Comment" function. See "Add Sound or Voice" button in the main window of the program, or in the Project options | Music tab.

+ Reduced memory usage.

+ File list now displays audio files. You can drag audio files and drop to the Slide list. Project options window will appear with added music files.

+ Mask object can use color 32-bit PNG image file with alpha channel for special visual effects.

+ Insert Blank Slide function available in the timeline mode now.

+ Copy/Paste functions available in the timeline mode now.

+ Added a choice of aspect ratio for New project function (Main menu | New).

+ PicturesToExe shows a progress bar during creating of executable files.

+ The program keeps settings in a profile of current user now.

+ To switch between Slide list and Timeline press F6 hot key.

+ PicturesToExe can work now under limited user account (not administrator).

+ A list of recent projects in the main menu highlights the currently opened project.

+ You can enter another license key for PicturesToExe or VideoBuilder. Run PicturesToExe, see the main menu | Help sub-menu.

+ Double-click to MiniPlayer (in the main window) switches between windowed and fullscreen mode of MiniPlayer.

+ Now it possible select several slides and type one text comment for these slides in the main window.

+ Improvents in the Main tab of Project options.

+ The program displays progress on video encoding and creating executable file on taskbar in Windows 7.

+ Changed list of transition effects suggested by default.

+ Improved message window for not saved project ("Save", "Don't Save", "Cancel" instead of "Yes", "No", "Cancel").

+ Replacement of a main image/video file will update related object name (if user didn't change object name manually)

+ Added support of IPTC info in JPEG image files (advanced EXIF text comments). You can use IPTC or EXIF fields for text comments now.

! "Hold Time Points" option moved from the main window into the main menu | View | Advanced.

! Advanced tab renamed to Control tab in Project options.

! Removed 10 slide limit in trial version of PicturesToExe.

* Fixed issue (v5.6.0-v.6.5.7) when "HD video for PC and Mac" and "YouTube/FaceBook" output didn't work on some PCs.

* Fixed issue (all versions) when after an installation a window of PicturesToExe appears behind a window of Windows Explorer.

* Fixed visual bug (v6.5.0-6.5.8) with replacing of an image to animated GIF image in the main window of PicturesToExe in some cases.

* Fixed issue (v5.6.0-v6.5) with rewinding to last slide when paused.

* Fixed bug (v6.0-6.5) when a slideshow with startup window and password protection asks for the password twice.

* Fixed issue (v5.0-6.5) with color dialog window with manual typing of new values.

* Fixed problem (all versions) with playback of Mac executables which had MP3 files saved in Camtasia software.

* Fixed problem (v6.5-7.0 Beta 14) with playback of executables for Mac which have startup window.

* Fixed problem with appearing of an error message on launching of executable file for Mac. It happened with all previous versions when folder or file path to slideshow had some national symbols.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 2 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Small visual improvements in the new Navigation bar.

+ Mask object can use color 32-bit PNG image file with alpha channel for special visual effects.

+ Use mouse wheel to change values for Slide time and effect duration in the Slide list of the main window.

* Fixed visual issue (v7.0 Beta 1) in created executables for PC. There was a quick flash of silver screen on start of a slideshow.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1) when Offset parameter for video clips didn't work.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1) with incorrect duration of audio of a video clip when both parameters - Offset and Duration of video object were changed.

* Fixed problem (v7.0 Beta 1) with video clips from Nikon L2 compact cameras.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1) with Navigation bar in a slideshow with an option "Repeat show". Time position and duration were incorrect since second pass.

* Fixed issue (v7.0 Beta 1) with scrolling in the timeline of the main window during mouse selection.

* Fixed problem (v7.0 Beta 1) with appearing of an error message if load some project file, then start a new project and quickly insert two blank slides using Alt+S hotkey.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 3 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Status bar displays duration of a video/audio file choosed in the File list of the main window.

+ Changed view of time values displayed in Slide list of the main window. For long duration Slide list displays hours and minutes.

+ It's possible to change height of Slide list in table view.

+ Removed 10 slide limit in trial version of PicturesToExe.

+ "Remove Slide" button ("X") has been moved to another place.

+ To switch between Slide list and Timeline press F6 hot key.

+ Reworked insertion of blank slide on the Timeline.

+ Advanced tab renamed to Control tab in Project options.

+ Improvents in the Main tab of Project options.

+ Improvements inSlide properties window.

+ Various small improvements.

* Fixed issues (v7.0 Beta 1-2) with playback of FLV video clips downloaded from YouTube.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-2) with memory leak on some AVI video files (MJPEG codec) which caused crashing of a show.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-2) with muted sound in some AVI video files (Canon S80 and some others).

* Fixed issue (v6.5.0-v7.0 Beta 2) with changing of filename for Image object to animated GIF image. Replaced picture had an incorrect view.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-2) with muted sound of video clips in video output (DVD, HD video file, etc.)

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-2) with loading of projects saved in previous versions of PicturesToExe. "Sharper/Smoother" parameter for Image objects was not set to optimal value.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-2) with loading of slides in Slide list and building of preview when a project has masks. And there were several levels of embedded pictures inside a mask container.

* Fixed visual bugs (v7.0 Beta 1-2) in new Navigation bar when slideshow longer than 1 hour.

* Fixed problem (v7.0 Beta 1-2) with strong distorting of background music in case of complex audio editing.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 4 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Visual Improvements in Project options, Slide properties, Customize Navigation Bar window.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 3) with selecting of slides on the timeline with Ctrl key.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 3) with moving of several slides using mouse on the timeline.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 3) with removing of slides on the timeline using Shift+Del hotkey.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 3) F6 key to switch between Slides and Timeline worked, but didn't change the highlighting of the tab.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-3) with entering of some time values for Slide duration or Effect duration.

* Fixed problem (v7.0 Beta 1-3) when the Slide list stopped work if slide(s) contained invisible Animated GIFs.

* Fixed problem (v7.0 Beta 1-3) when "Edit image" (Ctrl+W) function didn't work for a main image of selected slide.

* Improved compatibility with MOV video clips.

* Improved stability of VideoBuilder.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 5 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

* Fixed problem (v7.0 Beta 4) with crashing of the Objects and animation editor after adding of a video clip.

* Fixed visual problem (v7.0 Beta 1-4) with the Slide list when effect duration of slide(s) longer than slide(s) duration.

* Small bug fixes.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 6 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Added video tracks for video clips. See Properties tab of a video object in the Objects and Animation editor.

+ Added a choice of aspect ratio for New project function (Main menu | New).

+ Improvements in the Project options. Choice of aspect ratio has been moved to the Main tab.

+ Optimized an interval between keyframes (GOP size) in HD video output for faster rewinding and better compatibility with players.

+ Replacement of a video clip file updates slide duration (if old video clip's duration was equal to slide duration).

+ Small improvements.

* Fixed visual bugs (v7.0 Beta 1-5) with resizing of Objects and animation editor window.

* Fixed visual bug (v6.5.0-v7.0 Beta 5) with replacing of an image to animated GIF image in the main window of PicturesToExe in some cases.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-5) with adding of video clips to the timeline. Durations of added slides were wrong.

* Fixed visual bug (v7.0 Beta 1-5) with replacing of an image to animated GIF image in the main window of * Fixed issue (all versions) when after an installation a window of PicturesToExe appears behind a window of Windows Explorer.

Updated "A Guide to New Features of PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0" explains how to create and use video tracks. See pages 5-6:

http://www.wnsoft.com/apr/help/7.0/PicturesToExe-700-Guide-to-new-features_EN.doc

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 7 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 6) with jerky playback of a video track placed across several slides.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 6) with crashing of PicturesToExe after deleting of slide with master video track object.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-6) with synchronization of audio and video in some video files (H.264 and FLV).

* Fixed issue (v5.6.0-v7.0 Beta 6) with rewinding to last slide when paused.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 8 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Changed list of transition effects suggested by default.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 6-7) the program didn't save values: "Start time", "Offset", "Mute audio" in linked video clips.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-7) with appearing of error message if call "File info" window for a blank slide in the Objects and animation editor.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 9 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Added preview of a video clip when adjusting "Start time" and "Duration" in the Objects and animation editor. Click the small button placed on the right side from time value.

+ The program displays progress for video encoding and creating of executable file on the taskbar in Windows 7.

+ Improved message window for not saved project ("Save", "Don't Save", "Cancel" instead of "Yes", "No", "Cancel").

+ Now it possible select several slides and type one text comment for these slides in the main window.

* Fixed issue (all versions) when after an installation a window of PicturesToExe appears behind a window of Windows Explorer.

* Other bug-fixes and improvements.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 10 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Improved preview window for a video clip when adjusting "Start time" and "Duration" in the Objects and animation editor. Click a small button located on the right side from time value. In this preview window you can enter End time or Duration for video clips.

+ Added support of M2V and M2T video formats.

+ Various small improvements.

* Fixed issue (Beta 1-9) with quick flash of green rectangle instead of video clip in the editor and in the main window.

* Fixed bug (v6.0-7.0 Beta 9) when a slideshow with startup window and password protection asks for the password twice.

* Fixed issue (v5.0-7.0 Beta 9) with color dialog window with manual typing of new values.

* Fixed issues (v7.0 Beta 7-9) with playback of some MPEG2 HD video files.

* Small bug-fixes.

* Improved reliability.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 11 is available now.

The most significant change in this beta version related with slide duration. Please read my post here:

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ PicturesToExe now shows full slide duration in the Slide list, the Customize slide window, and in the Project options. Full slide duration is a pure slide duration including duration of transition effect to next slide. Also the program keeps full duration of slides after moving of slide(s) or after adding of new slides.

You can disable this mode. See options "Show full slide durations" and "Keep full slide duration" (Main menu | View | Advanced Options).

+ Added the program option "Set Video Editor". See the main menu | View | Advanced Options. Then choose a video file in the Slide list or in the File list, click right mouse button to show popup menu and click "Edit file".

+ Replacement of a main image/video file will update related object name (if user didn't change object name manually)

* Improved stability of PicturesToExe.

* Improved stability of VideoBuilder and compatibility with DVD drives.

* Fixed problems (v5.6-7.0 Beta 10) with creating of H.264 video (MP4, YouTube/Facebook, iPhone/iPad video) on some PCs.

* Fixed issues (v4.20-7.0 Beta 10) with creating of AVI video files on some PCs.

* Fixed bug (v5.50-7.0 Beta 10) with edit controls with a slider (for example "Opacity" in the Objects & Animation editor) on a PC with two monitors.

* Fixed bug (v7.0 Beta 1-10) with launching of another show which contains video clips using "Run slideshow" command.

* Fixed several old bugs in the timeline.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 12 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

* Fixed problem (v7.0 Beta 11) with crashes of the program after editing of background music in the Project options.

* Fixed issues (v7.0 Beta 1-11) with synchronization between audio and video in WMV files.

* Fixed problem (v7.0 Beta 1-11) with crashing of PicturesToExe after change on Default Settings in the Project options | More tab.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 13 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Added "Privacy" option for publication on YouTube. You can mark you show as public or private.

* Fixed problems with playback of some H.264 clip (green picture instead of video, or A/V synchronization issues).

* Improved stability of PicturesToExe.

* Improved compatibility with DVD writers in VideoBuilder.

* Fixed issues with playback of AVI video clips from Samsung VP-MX10 camera.

P.S. The following Beta 14 will include built-in video convertor (which works under Standard license and doesn't require Deluxe license).

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 14 is available now.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Added video converter. See Start menu in Windows | All programs | PicturesToExe 7.0 Beta | Beta 14 | Tools | VideoConverter. Further improvement of video converter will be continued in following beta versions.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 15 is available now.

It is a very important beta version which includes almost all features of version 7.0.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Executable slideshows for Mac support all features of version 7.0 now (video clips, new navigation bar, unsharp mask).

+ Added "Record Voice Comment" function. See "Add Sound or Voice" button in the main window of the program, or in the Project options | Music tab.

+ Added "Convert Video Clip" function to popup menus for the File list, the Slide list, and in the Objects & animation editor.

+ Improved work of the navigation bar in slideshows to avoid undesirable appearing on startup.

+ Various small improvements.

* Fixed issues with playback of video clips from some Nikon cameras.

* Fixed issues with an audio track in some video clips.

* Fixed bug (Beta 14) with error message in a window for customization of the navigation bar.

* Fixed bug (Beta 14) with import of settings from previous versions of PicturesToExe.

* Fixed problem (all versions) with playback of Mac executables which had MP3 files saved in Camtasia software.

* Fixed problem (v6.5-7.0 Beta 14) with playback of executables for Mac which have startup window.

* Improved stability of the video converter.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 16 is available now.

It is a very important beta version which includes almost all features of version 7.0.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Added support of IPTC info in JPEG image files (advanced EXIF text comments). You can use IPTC or EXIF fields for text comments now.

+ In the popup menu of the File list the "Edit file" function works for audio files now.

+ Improved voice recording window.

* Fixed problem with appearing of an error message on launching of executable file for Mac. It happened with all previous versions when folder or file path to slideshow had some national symbols.

* Fixed bugs with voice recording.

* Fixed problem (Beta 1-15) with one second flicker on video for iPad and iPhone.

* Fixed small bug (Beta 15) with a wrong font in the navigation bar in Mac executables.

* Fixed issues with synchronization of video & audio in some AVI video files.

* Other improvements and optimizations.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 17 is available now.

It is a very important beta version which includes almost all features of version 7.0.

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ After adding of video clips PicturesToExe suggests optimize heavy video files (in H.264 format) for smooth playback.

+ Various improvements.

* Fixed issue with encoding to MP3 in voice recording function.

* Fixed problem (Beta 1-16) with opacity of video clips in executables for Mac. Opacity always was locked to 100%.

* Fixed bug (Beta 1-16) with a casual disappearing of the file tree in the main window.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 18 is available now.

It is a release candidate with all features of version 7.0

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Added Resize function to the video converter.

+ Updated language files for the release.

+ Improved support of interlaced video and video with different aspect ratios in the video converter.

* Bug-fixes.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 19 is available now.

It is a release candidate with all features of version 7.0

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

+ Reduced memory usage.

+ Increased sharpness of pictures

* Bug-fixes.

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PicturesToExe Deluxe 7.0 Beta 20 is available now.

It is a release candidate with all features of version 7.0

Download link in the first post above.

List of changes:

* Bug-fixes.

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