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PicturesToExe 9 (v9.0.14)

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Hi,

Today we announce PicturesToExe 9.

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Watch PicturesToExe 9 Demo on YouTube or download the EXE file with the demo

Thanks for your support and help with creation of this new version!

What's new in PicturesToExe 9

New editor of animation

  • PicturesToExe 9 includes a brand-new editor of animation with improved design and new great features

  • Timeline panel can show all keyframes for selected objects on multiple tracks

  • You can simultaneously add changes to multiple objects in the Properties Tab

  • Added multi-selection of keyframes. You can move or delete selected keyframes, and add changes in the Animation tab

New animation parameters

  • Each group of parameters (Pan, Zoom, Rotate, Opacity, etc) can be assigned or excluded from a keyframe. You can uncheck a group of parameters to exclude it from the animation

  • Added Modifiers for animation of objects. A modifier can simplify creation of a complex animation

  • Improved work with speeds of objects (Linear, Smooth, Accelerate, Decelerate, and custom). Speed parameters are now part of Modifiers

  • Added a new kind of animation - Framing. It allows you to create a zoom in a frame. See Animation tab

New Color filters

  • Adjust brightness, contrast, levels, saturation, lightness, and hue for images and videos

  • Mix several colors filters together to get the required visual effect

  • Change color filters dynamically at keyframes

  • Colors filters do not affect the performance, because PicturesToExe uses hardware acceleration

Improved Masks

  • New structure of a Mask container: Mask Stencil and Mask Content

  • Ability to use any object (including Text and Rectangle objects) in a Mask Stencil.

  • New option Convert to Alpha image for an object in a Mask Stencil allows you to mix mask objects with additive effect. If you untick this option, mask layer can create a negative effect to hide objects in a Mask content

Color management

  • Added support of color profiles in JPEG and PNG images

  • Color management also for Rectangles, Borders, Shadows and Texts

  • PicturesToExe now supports output for Adobe RGB displays and output for displays with custom color profiles. Color management works in PicturesToExe in the full-screen preview and in executable files. See Preferences > System

  • Color management does not affect the performance because PicturesToExe uses hardware acceleration

Improved Video Output

  • UltraHD 4K video output up to 3840 x 2160

  • Improved visual quality of video

  • File size is reduced to 20-50% with same visual quality

  • Video encoding works faster

  • Added HTML5 video output

Improved Transition Effects

  • New built-in transition effects

  • Creation of custom transition effects is improved

  • Custom transition effects now can be stored in the global storage or in a project

  • Custom transition can include several variants (directions)

  • Added “Splitter for background objects” for use in custom transition effects

Improved Slide Styles

  • Author of a new slide style can add his name and commentary  

  • New built-in slide styles. New beautiful slide styles for wedding photographers

Improved performance

  • Smoother animation of large images, especially on slow computers

  • PicturesToExe opens a project 30% faster

  • New Objects and animation editor works faster with heavy projects

Other enhancements

  • New Find Missing Files window. Ability to find and recover broken links to files of a project

  • Added export of all soundtrack to a single MP3 or WAV file

  • New Welcome demo and Sample project

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PicturesToExe 9.0.1 is available:

  • Text edit and text box support inserting of special symbols (Alt + code).
  • Fixed problem with not working link to a created video file in video output window.
  • Fixed problem with incorrect value of a text template <%SlidesCount%> in the Objects and Animation editor.
  • Fixed problem with with applying of some slide styles to video clips.
  • Fixed problem with incorrect position of objects with unsharp mask + blur in video output.
  • Fixed problem with incorrect default scale in the timeline panel of the main window.
  • Improved stability of PicturesToExe.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.2 is available:

  • Added “Close” button to the top toolbar in the Objects and Animation editor.
  • Typing of ASCII codes works without NumLock key now. See details
  • Fixed problem with empty thumbnails in the Slide list if a slide contains a Mask Container with modified time range.
  • Fixed problem. Slide options shown incorrect slide duration, if the option “Show full slide duration” was enabled in the Preferences.
  • Improved stability.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.4 is available:

  • Fixed problem with incorrect work of some projects/transitions saved in previous versions of PicturesToExe.
  • Fixed problem with video clips 4:3 encoded at 1440 x 1080.
  • Fixed problem with a wrong direction of a rotation for main images in the Slide list by Ctrl + F.
  • Small improvements.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.5 is available:

  • Added support of UltraHD 4K video (3840 x 2160) for output. 64-bit version of Windows is required.
  • The Objects and Animation editor displays full slide duration in the status bar.
  • The status bar in the main window now shows a full path to a file for a selected slide.
  • Other improvements.
     
  • Fixed problem with incorrect work of an option “Use background of a slide” for a custom transition with gradient background.
  • Fixed problem with some slide styles created in previous version 8.0.
  • Fixed problem with a Text object in the Objects and animation editor when “Zoom” parameters could be turned on randomly in all keyframes.
  • Fixed problem. 2-pass video encoding didn’t work.
  • Fixed problem. Protection options for executable show didn’t work.
  • Fixed visual problem with Shape transition effect.
  • Fixed problem with a missing item “Documents” in the tree of folders.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.8 is available:

  • Fixed problem with using of IPTC and EXIF tags in a Text objects.
  • Fixed problem with "Create backup in a ZIP" command for a project with some slide styles.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.10 is available:

  • Added Korean language.
  • Added support for input of Korean, Chinese and Japanese text.
  • Fixed problem with changing of transition effect duration in the Slide option.
  • Fixed problem with displaying of unique fonts in executable presentations.
  • Fixed problem with an index of main image after pasting image object to another slide.
  • Fixed problem with changing time interval Animated GIFs.
  • Fixed problem with a position of a scrollbar after switching between Slide list and Timeline modes.
  • Fixed problem with an incorrect position of some objects in a custom transition effect with a Splitter object.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.11 is available:

  • Fixed problem with an error message in a project with master video clip(s).
  • Fixed problem with a font list button.
  • Fixed problem with an error message on closing of the main window.
  • Updated language files.
  • Improved stability of PicturesToExe.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.12 is available:

  • Fixed problem with “Go to slide...” command if “Slide name” (in the Slide options) was cleared manually.
  • Fixed problem with sorting of some custom slide styles in alphabetical order.
  • Fixed problem with changing of a text caption for “Blank…” slide styles in “Caption” category.
  • Fixed problem with incorrect view of custom transition effects which have multiple variants in executable files for PC or Mac.
  • Fixed problem with incorrect show of transition effects for slides with “Default transition” in some rare cases.
  • Fixed problem with incorrect indexes of main images after copying and pasting objects to another slide.
  • Fixed problem with a position of the cursor in a text box for a Text object in the Objects and animation editor.
  • Increased height of a text box in the Objects and animation editor for High DPI screen mode (125% and more).

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PicturesToExe 9.0.13 is available:

  • Fixed problem with drag-and-drop of multiple audio clips in the Audio tab of the Project Options.
  • Fixed problem when video encoding doesn’t start if a project contains audio files with certain non-latin letters.
  • Fixed problem with copying text from PicturesToExe to another text editor.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.14 is available:

  • Reduced memory usage during encoding of a video. This helps to avoid a problem of missing images (black pictures) in a created video, if project contains many large images on one slide. Earlier you could observe a problem (black pictures) with a slide style "10 portraits" for large images.
  • Fixed problem with freezing of the Objects and animation editor after copying/pasting some objects between slides.
  • Fixed problem with non-working EXE presentations which are larger than 2 GB. Max allowed size is 3.9 GB.
  • Fixed problem with missing “Help” custom window from projects saved in versions 8.0 and 7.5.

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