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  1. VIDEO BUILDER

    Hi Barry It may be old hat but there is no doubt that it will be around for a long time yet - it's too entrenched. As for a few die-hards, that's not quite accurate if you remember the survey that Igor carried out a while ago. Regards wideangle
  2. VIDEO BUILDER

    Hi John If the folder won't open it looks like some problem with the file navigation system rather than the second .pte file. Out of curiosity, what happens if you start afresh with the second pte file and use that to open Videobuilder - can you then get to the other pte file in the navigation system? Barry I hear what you say about DVDs, but there are still lots of people out there who don't have smart tvs or gadgetry to play mp4s, and who still make good use of Dvds. It's horses for courses - you left Dvds a long time ago because your requirements are very different, especially in terms of quality, but it seems very extreme to say that the option NEEDS to be removed from PTE because you don't have any use for it. Regards wideangle
  3. Serif Affinity Photo

    Hi Barry Yes, I agree 110% with what you say. I only threw the Select subject thing in as an aside. I was more interested in the package as a whole as, from my non-expert point of view, it seems to be a genuine contender to Photoshop in terms of features and support. You also know exactly where you are with cost, compared with Adobe’s habit of inching up the price. I do appreciate that it’s not a big deal for some people but I prefer the non-subscription route. Regards wideangle
  4. PTE "Check For Updates"

    Hi Lin That could well be the explanation. Thanks. Regards wideangle
  5. PTE "Check For Updates"

    Hi davegee Yes I get it about it not actually being a direct Update link, but what I was trying to point out was that when I clicked on it, it continued to tell me that 9.0.13 was the latest version, which was incorrect. Regards wideangle
  6. Serif Affinity Photo

    Hi Gary and Tom Thanks for that information, and I'd be interested on any further thoughts on the package, should you get the chance to pursue it further. Tom I notice that there is a neighbouring topic called 'Select Subject' where Lin refers to extracting a subject where fine hair is involved. Following your link https://vimeo.com/affinitybyserif I see there is a video called 'Affinity Photo - Using Adjustment Layers on Masks' where this program seems to do a pretty good job on that exercise. I think I will go ahead and purchase, although I had hoped for a few more opinions first. Thanks guys, Regards wideangle
  7. PTE "Check For Updates"

    I was running PTE 9.0.13 and thought I'd use the "Check for Updates" option in the Help menu (knowing that 9.0.14 had just been released). However, I got the message that 9.0.13 was still the latest update. I'd never tested this approach before - does it work for other people? Regards wideangle.
  8. PicturesToExe 9.0.14 BETA

    Hello Igor, I agree with Jeff. The installation window appears quickly, and the quality of video seems to be the same as previously. I'll continue to use it and check what I can Regards wideangle
  9. Serif Affinity Photo

    I was looking around for alternatives to Photoshop where you don't have to commit to a subscription, and came across the Serif Affinity Photo package. To buy it is a one-off cost which is about the price of just 6 months use of Photoshop. Featurewise, it seems to be every bit as good as Photoshop to a novice like me, so I was wondering if others had any in-depth experience of using it, and what their thoughts were. Here's a link to a comprehensive list of what it offers: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/full-feature-list/ Regards wideangle
  10. Snowglobe styles and tutorial....

    Hi Lin Thank you for the snowglobe details, and get well soon. Regards wideangle
  11. Origami

    Igor Yes, I'm using latest version 9.0.12 with Windows10. I deleted all the origami styles, restarted the computer and installed them again. Everything behaved normally and as expected on this occasion, so I haven't been able to reproduce it. Regards wideangle
  12. Video duration not being updated.

    Hi jt49 Yes, I’m well aware of all of that, but I would like to see PTE being a bit more intelligent in its behaviour in this particular context, by recognising that there are no other contents of the slide. It should easily be able to check whether a slide is a single video, and then go on to act more logically, in this situation. regards wideangle
  13. I have a saved project which consists of a slide sequence where one of the slides is a video clip called vid and is 20 seconds long. I do some processing of that video clip in an external editor, which includes trimming it to be 10 seconds long, and resave it as vid. When I reopen the PTE project, the slide which is vid recognises the editing but still shows as 20 seconds, not 10 as I would expect. Also, if I go to O&A and use properties to update the file that way, it still stays at 20 seconds. Regards wideangle
  14. Origami

    Hi Dave Just downloaded your Origami file, unzipped it and imported the four styles and demo. When I tried to apply the demo style to four slides as you suggest, I got this Exception error: I clicked OK to clear the error, and all seems to behave properly now. Regards wideangle
  15. Audio Timeline

    Does this solve the problem: In the Timeline view, click on the Show/Hide envelope icon just above the timeline (It is the little yellow and blue zigzag line icon). Regards wideangle
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