« on: September 09, 2014, 07:18:29 AM »
Thanks - it was good to see a lot of positive comments about PicturesToExe (and ".exe" software in general).
bbdigital - I love your site and slideshows. If I get more into this, I'm sure I'll pick up some of your templates.
In case anyone is curious about how this went, I spent a few weeks playing with various software. I really liked ProShow Gold, but the was a major problem - I couldn't get the EXE files to generate with good image quality. I suspect that it had something to do with my video card (despite being a new computer with a fast processor and lots of RAM, I use a a lower end video card).
I ended up buying PicturetoEXE. It works very well and does exactly what I needed it to do. In comparison to ProShowGold, it has less fancy transitions, backgrounds, templates etc built in (but you can create your own - and there seems to be a community sharing these). It is pretty simple to pick up the basics. And I've had some fun creating my own keyframes and animations. All up, it is a good program.
In relation to the transitions, while ProShow Gold does have fancier inbuilt options, my thinking is that judges are more interested in the quality of my images than seeing computer graphics generated from software. Anyway, we'll see how we go.