Released by Ulead:
Ulead Releases CD & DVD PictureShow 3 Deluxe
- the Newest Version of its Complete Software Suite for Organising and Creating Photo Slideshows.
A new three-step workflow with Instant-Show™ templates turn photos into memorable slideshows with themes such as Birthday, Wedding, and Holiday, complete with graphics, animated effects, transitions and music.
Northampton September 20th 2004 – Ulead Systems, a 15-year, industry-leader in digital media software development, introduces Ulead® DVD PictureShow™ 3 Deluxe, the newest version of its easy-to-use digital photo slideshow suite. The software lets anyone organize, enhance and transform photos into DVD and CD slideshows to watch on TV or a computer. With a long history of creating user-friendly consumer software, Ulead has upped the ante for ease of use with CD & DVD PictureShow 3 Deluxe. The software’s new three-step workflow and Instant-Show™ templates make it possible to turn photos into entertaining slideshows within minutes. CD & DVD PictureShow 3 includes Photo Explorer 8.5, the newest version of Ulead’s popular digital media management software, which offers a host of new features including Calendar View and Albums for better organizing photos according to date. Together these two best-of-breed Ulead digital image programs form CD & DVD PictureShow 3 Deluxe, a powerful and intuitive suite of tools for managing, enhancing, and sharing digital photos.
“As more and more people switch from traditional to digital cameras, they will need new ways to work with their digital photos,” says Mark Wurdemann UK Marketing Manager at Ulead Systems. “CD & DVD PictureShow 3 Deluxe is an easy and quick way to organize, enhance and view photos as slideshows. Now instead of building a slideshow from scratch, our customers can rely on CD & DVD PictureShow to do all the work, while taking advantage of powerful, under-the-hood technology that we’ve incorporated from our higher-end image and video software.”
According to InfoTrends/CAP Ventures continued high growth rates in the consumer digital camera market are astounding the industry. In its new forecast report entitled 2004 Consumer Digital Camera Forecast, North America InfoTrends/CAP Ventures predicts two more years of strong growth before sales peak. Consumer digital camera unit sales in the United States are forecasted to reach 22.8 million in 2004. This represents a unit growth of 42% over 2003, which showed 58% unit growth over 2002.
Easy & Quick Slideshow Creation.
Transforming photos into slideshows.
CD & DVD PictureShow 3’s Instant-Show™ templates make it easy for anyone to turn photos into entertaining slideshows with themes such as Birthday, Wedding, and Celebration. Once a theme is chosen, the software turns photos into a complete slideshow with transitions, frames, music, and animated effects. To make slideshows more entertaining, users can now include pan & zoom effects to add dynamic motion to photos, and insert fun props and clipart onto photos.
The software automatically creates a Hollywood-like DVD menu with the same theme as the slideshow. A DVD menu includes graphics and customizable text and animated motion effects such as pan & zoom and lighting. The DVD menu background can be further customized by importing still photos or video for full motion DVD menus. It’s now possible to burn to double-layer DVDs for two times the storage capacity. A built-in CD label and index creation tool completes the package to create a polished slideshow disc.
Ease of use is further reflected in the included new version of Photo Explorer. The Calendar view lets users click on a date to see all pictures or video taken on that day, while the new Albums features makes it possible to store images, video and music clips in one central location. A host of new auto-fix functions repair common photo problems with tools like Auto Level, Adjust, Colour, Enhance, and Contrast.
Pricing and Availability:
The box and electronic download of CD & DVD PictureShow 3 Deluxe is available at www.ulead.co.uk now or from PC World, Amazon, WH Smith and major retailers at a price of £29.99 inc. VAT from Octover 11th.
About Ulead Systems:
Ulead Systems Inc. develops innovative video, imaging and Web graphics applications to help users communicate their ideas effectively and creatively to audiences around the world. Founded in August 1989, Ulead Systems launched the first true-colour image editor for the personal computer in 1990. The company's award-winning products include Ulead® PhotoImpact™, Ulead® VideoStudio™, Ulead® MediaStudio Pro™, Ulead Photo Express™, Ulead® COOL 3D™, Ulead® GIF Animator™, Ulead® Photo Explorer™, Ulead® GIF X.Plugin™, Ulead® DVD MovieFactory™, Ulead ® Pick-a-Sound™, Ulead® Pick-a-Video™, Ulead® PictureShow™ Ulead® DVD Workshop™ and Ulead® COOL 360™.