By Ian Burley
26th October - 2001
Vancouver, British Columbia, based company, Totally Hip Software has released version 2 of its LiveSlideShow package for Macintosh Classic, OS X, and Windows users. David Gratton, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Totally Hip Software, says its the most fun package to have come out of the company so far.
Apple QuickTime-based LiveSlideShow provides facilities to add professional transitions and effects to when presenting digital images. Voice-overs, sound effects, and interactive elements can be added to create a rich multimedia presentation.
Other features include scrolling captions for each picture and new media Ďskinsí so users can present their slideshows inside uniquely shaped and themed players. There is also a new background music track option. Slide shows can be presented on the Web or via CD-ROM, or e-mail delivery.
LiveSlideShow works with most of the popular digital cameras available on the market today. Because LiveSlideShow utilizes the industry leading QuickTime multimedia technology, it supports more digital image formats than any other similar product available to consumers today for both Macintosh and Windows computers.
LiveSlideShow 2.0 is available now, with retail pricing of US$49.95 (about £35) and registered users of version 1.0 can upgrade for US$19.95 US. Educational discounts are also available.
The software can be downloaded from the Totally Hip web site - the links are below. However, I warn you that if you donít have a fast Internet connection. You need QuickTime loaded on your computer and you may need to be patient as the site is stuffed with animations.
A demo versio of the software is a 13MB download - around 45 minutes using a good dial up connection, or theoretcially around 4 minutes if you are using 512Kbits/second ADSL broadband - though it took us more like 20 minutes earlier today using our ADSL link.