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PicturesToExe 9 (v9.0.21)

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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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PicturesToExe 9.0.15 is available:

  • Now PicturesToExe 9 works faster on laptops with dual graphics (Intel + NVIDIA). Dedicated NVIDIA video card is used by default for the main window of PicturesToExe, in the Objects and animation editor, and in created EXE shows. This improvement provides more smooth playback of animation and effects.
  • Fixed problem with hanging of presentations on macOS Sierra and High Sierra if a project contains non-animated GIF images.
  • Fixed problem with missing Animated GIFs as additional images in a custom transition.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.16 is available:

  • Fixed problem with a combination of options “Wait for a key press to show next slide” and “Show next slide after indicated time interval” in certain slides.
  • Fixed problem with BitDefender antivirus due to false positive. Developers of BitDefender were informed about this problem, but solution might take several days or more. We simply rebuilt the executable files of PicturesToExe to avoid a conflict with BitDefender wrong detection.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.17 is available:

  • Fixed critical problem with work of PicturesToExe and executable shows on laptops with dual NVIDIA graphics under Windows 10 (April 2018 Update). More details here
  • Improved compatibility with video players for created MP4 video files.
  • Fixed problem with wrongly created executable slideshow for Mac. This problem occurred only in Windows 10 if a file name of a project was very long.
  • Fixed problem when Missing files window didn’t display missing icons (.ico).
  • Fixed problem updating of buttons in custom windows.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.18 is available:

  • Fixed problem with playback of audio clips which appeared within first 50 ms of audio as a sound “click” and waveform was distorted. Usually this problem doesn’t appear, because first 200-300 ms of audio files contain silence. 

  • Fixed problem of cutting of last 20-50 ms in last audio clip. This problem also usually is not visible, because end of audio clips contain silence.

  • Slightly improved accuracy of audio keypoints (sound volume) during playback.

  • Fixed problem with PNG images in a fullscreen preview and in created EXE files which were rotated in the File list or Slide list.

  • Fixed problem with drag’n’drop of variants of custom transition.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.19 is available:

  • Fixed problem with adding audio files which contain specific Unicode symbols.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect pixel values in Image Crop parameters and Border parameter.
  • PicturesToExe and executable shows work on Intel graphics by default in laptops with NVIDIA dual graphics (as earlier in all versions of PicturesToExe before 9.0.15). This decision is related with a poor performance of NVIDIA graphics on laptops under Windows 10 April 2018 Update (v1803). More info.
  • Other minor improvements.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.20 is available:

  • Fixed problem with error messages on startup of PicturesToExe when there are disconnected virtual folders in Windows Explorer (for example, Adobe Creative Cloud Files).
  • Fixed problem with non-working EXIF and IPTC templates in a text object in the Objects and animation editor.
  • Fixed problem with a missing sound of a video file included as an additional file into a slide style and exported as a video.

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PicturesToExe 9.0.21 is available:

  • Fixed problem with Master/linked video clips after changes in the Slide list.
  • Fixed problem with applying a slide style with a text comment to several slides. Only first slide has assigned text caption.
  • Fixed problem with remembering of File Sorting option in the File list.
  • Fixed problem with adding audio files from the full screen view of the File list.

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