New in ProShow Producer 6

ProShow Producer

ProShow Producer 6 is a major release that includes significant new features, an all-new remote app for mobile devices, 150+ new effects, and tons of changes, fixes and improvements.

Changes found in the latest revision of ProShow Producer can be found at the bottom of this page.

New! Advanced Text with Text Layers

  • All new Text Layers let you add captions to your slides in a whole new way
  • Text Layers appear in the Layer List with your photos and videos, but use text
  • Text Layers allow all kinds of advanced effects with text that were never before possible with ProShow
  • Work with Text Layers easily:
    • Easily convert between traditional captions and text layers
    • When converting a caption, your caption settings are automatically maintained
    • Text Layers provide a familiar interface for configuring the font, placement, and effects
    • New Text Settings and Text Effects tabs give you easy access to text settings for a Text Layer
    • Copy keyframe settings between layers and text layers
  • Create effects that were previously impossible
    • Text Layers can be used as masks to mask layers based on the shape of letters or words
    • Use Text Layers as adjustment layers to apply adjustment effects in the shape of text
    • Mix Text Layers with normal layers to place text behind photos and videos
    • Blur text
    • Tilt text in 3D
    • Apply adjustment effects to Text Layers
    • Use both caption keyframes and layer keyframes on Text Layers
  • Text Layers get the benefits of caption settings, too:
    • Control font face, style and size
    • Use colors, gradients and textures to fill your text
    • Use caption behaviors on Text Layers like fly-ins and fly-outs
    • Use modifiers on Text Layer keyframe settings

New! ProShow Remote App for Mobile Devices

  • Work with your shows from your iPhone or iPad
  • Use the free app to connect your device to ProShow on your desktop
  • Available as a free download from the Apple App Store
  • Works with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running iOS 6 or later
  • See key information about the show currently loaded in ProShow:
    • Show thumbnail
    • Show title
    • Number of slides
    • Total show length
  • Remote control of show playback
    • Your show plays back on your desktop, controlled by the app
    • Play and pause your show
    • Jump to next or previous slides
    • Skip to the beginning or end of a show
    • See a list of your show’s slides in the app
    • Jump to any slide by tapping it
    • Toggle fullscreen playback on/off
    • See overall show progress and the progress through the current slide
    • On the iPad, see a large still preview of each slide along with any slide notes
    • Control playback with buttons or gestures by toggling the control mode
  • Import photos + videos from your device into your show
    • Easily get content from your device without wires or fuss
    • Once connected, visually browse content on your device from within ProShow
    • Import content right into your show, or just download to your computer
  • Export finished shows to your device
    • Publish videos to your device without worrying about configurations and formats
    • No more messing with iTunes or converting/importing videos into your library
    • Use ProShow on your desktop to create a video and send it to your device in one easy step
    • ProShow automatically determines the formats supported by your device
    • Videos are saved on your device, and can be played back anywhere – even without an Internet connection or access to ProShow
    • Supports HD video up to 1080p, depending on the device
    • Use the app to save published videos to your device’s Camera Roll
    • Saved videos can be streamed to your TV using Apple’s Air Play technology
  • Uses your wireless network to connect
    • The app automatically finds ProShow on your local network
    • Customize the name used to identify your ProShow desktop installation
    • Set a custom access key (password) to prevent unauthorized access
    • Use a custom connection to connect your app when running on remote networks (and your desktop is accessible from the Internet)
    • You control when ProShow is discoverable on your network – enable on demand, or automatically enable at startup
  • New ProShow Remote App options in Preferences let you configure your remote app in one convenient place

New! Import Photos + Videos from Social Networks

  • Easily import photos and videos from online services
  • Visually browse your online albums with thumbnails of photos and videos
  • Import content directly into your show
  • Optionally download content to your computer without importing into your show
  • Import content right into the wizard when building show automatically
  • ProShow can even grab the captions on your photos from social networks
  • Supports several popular services:
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Flickr
    • Smugmug
    • Zenfolio
    • Picasa

New! Favorites for Effects

  • Keep your favorite effects handy for quick access
  • Mark any slide style or transition as a favorite by clicking the star button
  • Add favorites for slide styles from the Manage Effects window or right from the Slide Style screen in Slide Options
  • Add transition favorites from the Manage Effects window
  • Favorites are indicated in Slide Options and Manage Effects with a star icon
  • The new Favorites category lets you filter your effects to show just your favorites

New! Expanded Adjustments

  • Add blur to background images for slides and shows
  • Add blur to show watermarks
  • Control saturation for layers, backgrounds and watermarks
  • New motion randomization options include the ability to randomize 3D tilt for quickly adding motion to a show

Improved! Show Templates

  • The new Manage Show Templates window in the Tools menu lets you add, remove and export Show Templates from one place
  • ProShow Producer includes a dozen new built-in Show Templates for creating quick shows.
    • Portfolio Black Background with Captions
    • Portfolio Black Background with File Name
    • Portfolio Black Background
    • Portfolio Light Background with Captions
    • Portfolio Light Background with File Name
    • Portfolio Light Background
    • Simplicity Zoom Dark with Captions
    • Simplicity Zoom Dark with File Name
    • Simplicity Zoom Dark
    • Simplicity Zoom Light with Captions
    • Simplicity Zoom Light with File Name
    • Simplicity Zoom Light

Improved! Keyframe Enhancements

  • Easily freeze motion between keyframes by right-clicking a keyframe and choosing Pause Motion. ProShow automatically creates pause in the motion by adding a new keyframe
  • Convert all settings on a keyframe to manual in one step using the new Convert to Static Keyframe option
  • Toggling a keyframe from auto to manual mode now preserves the automatic value, making it easier to customize keyframes between effects
  • Choose how time is displayed in keyframe dialogs with the new option to show times based on overall show time, or the traditional slide time
  • New timing controls in the Keyframe Editor
    • Set slide times and transition times right from the Keyframe Editor
    • See the total duration of a slide, combining slide and transition times
  • Keyframe Editor now shows your custom layer names to make it easier to find specific layers
  • Use your mouse wheel to scroll the Keyframe Editor, or hold the Control key with your mouse wheel to zoom the keyframe list
  • New keyframe copy options let you copy settings from one motion attribute to all other keyframes on the current layer

New! Enhanced Audio Control

  • Create custom audio control points
    • Add custom volume points to your soundtrack in the Timeline by clicking the + button
    • Remove custom volume points using the – button
    • Drag custom volume points to adjust volume levels
    • Create custom fades by adding multiple points
    • Easily increase or decrease volume at any point in your show
    • Improved audio display in the Timeline graphically shows how your soundtrack will fade in and out
    • Resize the Timeline view in the main window to make the audio waveform larger
    • Improved Timeline zoom interface lets you zoom the timeline with sliders
    • Hold your mouse over any audio control point to see a detail of the volume information
  • Control audio volume with keyframes on layers and captions
    • Easily adjust the volume during a specific slide, effect, or layer (like a video) by setting the Soundtrack option for a keyframe under a layer or caption’s Effects tab
    • Volume adjustments in keyframes move with a layer, so if your slide times change, the soundtrack adjustments stick with your slide
  • Automatically fade audio at the end of the show
    • New show soundtrack option lets you automatically fade out the soundtrack at the end of your show
    • Easily prevent abrupt cuts in audio at the end of your show
    • Automatically match fade with the last slide or last transition effect
    • Specify a custom fade time for absolute control of the fade out
  • New option to prevent default soundtrack fades during video clips
  • Improved volume control for videos can now amplify volume to 200% to help deal with low-volume video clips
  • Audio Preview window now includes the total track length

New! Improved Captions

  • Use more fonts with ProShow’s new support for OTF fonts
  • New Case option lets you automatically convert captions to upper or lower case (without modifying your original text). Perfect for creating slide styles and effects

New! Improved Wizard for Better Automatic Shows

  • ProShow’s wizard now includes an option to customize the crossfade duration
  • ProShow’s wizard now supports specifying captions on photos, letting you add text to your photos before the wizard chooses effects
  • Randomizing content in the wizard can now randomize just the selected content
  • Add content from social networking services
  • Create a wizard theme from an existing show
    • Just click the Create button for themes in the Manage Effects window while your show is open
    • Easily take a favorite show containing effects and create a wizard theme based on the show
    • Automatically includes all the effects used in the show, including slide styles and transitions
    • Use your new custom theme to easily create similar shows with different content
  • New and updated wizard themes:
    • Clean & Simple Dark
    • Clean & Simple Light
    • Clean and Simple Light
    • Collage Dissolve Dark
    • Collage Dissolve Light
    • Contact Sheet Dark
    • Contact Sheet Light
    • Dimensional Dark
    • Dimensional Light
    • Full Length Dissolve
    • Horizon Line Dark
    • Horizon Line Light
    • Momentum Dark
    • Momentum Light
    • Perspective Push
    • Photo Backdrop Dark
    • Photo Backdrop Light
    • Simplicity Dark Zoom
    • Simplicity Dark
    • Simplicity Light Zoom
    • Simplicity Light
    • Sparkle
    • Zero Motion Fill Frame
    • Zero Motion Fit Frame
    • Zero Motion Fit Margin

New! General Improvements

  • Add multiple layers at once when using the Add Image or Video option in Slide Options
  • Improved video rendering can now be substantially faster for some combinations of systems and video types
  • Open any folder in the Folder List in Windows Explorer with the new Open in Explorer right mouse button menu
  • Open the folder containing a photo/video by right clicking the file in the File List and choosing Open in Explorer from the File menu
  • New playback controls include the ability to jump to next/previous slide
  • You can now flag a slide during playback to easily mark the current slide for further review
  • Improved recent shows list now automatically removes shows that are no longer accessible
  • Improved Copy Settings dialog is now slightly larger, showing more settings at once
  • New Slide Options dialog size added, optimized for 1440×900 displays
  • Recommended slide style durations are now shown in the Slide Inspector

New! Improved Device Support and Uploading

  • ProShow Producer now includes the ProShow Devices Plug-In
    • Devices Plug-In is now included at no extra cost (previously $19.95 extra)
    • No registration or installation is necessary – it is automatically enabled in ProShow Producer 6
    • Allows you to create videos for a wide range of devices using specially designed presets
    • Expanded device support includes new profiles for the latest iPhones and iPads
  • Improved YouTube uploading
    • New privacy option for setting YouTube’s privacy option when you upload
    • Improved category support for YouTube uploads

New! Additional Menu Themes

  • Over a dozen new menu themes
  • New themes feature versatile designs that can be used for many types of shows
  • New menu backgrounds are accessible from the Built-In Content folder under Media Sources and can be used in your shows

New! 150+ New Effects

  • A Photo Border Landscape Caption 1
  • A Photo Border Landscape Caption 2
  • A Photo Border Portrait Caption 1
  • A Photo Border Portrait Caption 2
  • A Photo Border Square Caption 1
  • A Photo Border Square Caption 2
  • Backdrop Dark Caption 1
  • Backdrop Dark Caption 2
  • Backdrop Dark Framed Caption 1
  • Backdrop Dark Framed Caption 2
  • Backdrop Light Caption 1
  • Backdrop Light Caption 2
  • Backdrop Light Framed Caption 1
  • Backdrop Light Framed Caption 2
  • Birthday Balloons Title 2
  • Candlelight Title 2
  • Celebration Title 2
  • Collage Dark Landscape Multi Still
  • Collage Dark Landscape Multi Zoom
  • Collage Dark Landscape Single Still
  • Collage Dark Landscape Single Zoom
  • Collage Dark Portrait Multi Still
  • Collage Dark Portrait Multi Zoom
  • Collage Dark Portrait Single Still
  • Collage Dark Portrait Single Zoom
  • Collage Dark Square Multi Still
  • Collage Dark Square Multi Zoom
  • Collage Dark Square Single Still
  • Collage Dark Square Single Zoom
  • Collage Light Landscape Multi Still
  • Collage Light Landscape Multi Zoom
  • Collage Light Landscape Single Still
  • Collage Light Landscape Single Zoom
  • Collage Light Portrait Multi Still
  • Collage Light Portrait Multi Zoom
  • Collage Light Portrait Single Still
  • Collage Light Portrait Single Zoom
  • Collage Light Square Multi Still
  • Collage Light Square Multi Zoom
  • Collage Light Square Single Still
  • Collage Light Square Single Zoom
  • Depth Pan Blur 1
  • Depth Pan Blur 2
  • Depth Pan Dark 1
  • Depth Pan Dark 2
  • Depth Pan Light 1
  • Depth Pan Light 2
  • Fill Frame Title Center Dark 1
  • Fill Frame Title Center Dark 2
  • Fill Frame Title Footer Dark 1
  • Fill Frame Title Footer Dark 2
  • Fill Frame Title Footer Light 1
  • Fill Frame Title Footer Light 2
  • Full Length Landscape Caption 1
  • Full Length Landscape Caption 2
  • Full Length Landscape Title 1
  • Full Length Landscape Title 2
  • Full Length Light Landscape
  • Full Length Light Portrait 1 Left
  • Full Length Light Portrait 1 Right
  • Full Length Light Portrait 2
  • Full Length Light Square
  • Full Length Portrait Caption 1
  • Full Length Portrait Caption 2
  • Full Length Portrait Title 1
  • Full Length Portrait Title 2
  • Full Length Square Caption 1
  • Full Length Square Caption 2
  • Full Length Square Title 1
  • Full Length Square Title 2
  • Full Length Square
  • Horizon Line Blur Dark 1
  • Horizon Line Blur Dark 2
  • Horizon Line Blur Light 1
  • Horizon Line Blur Light 2
  • Love and Hearts Title 2
  • Music Video Captions Dark 2
  • Music Video Captions Dark
  • Music Video Captions Light 2
  • Music Video Captions Light
  • Night Out Title 2
  • Portrait Classic Title 2
  • Portrait Edgy Title 2
  • Reflection Dark Caption 1
  • Reflection Dark Caption 2
  • Reflection Light Caption 1
  • Reflection Light Caption 2
  • Scrolling Credits Simple
  • Simple Title Dark 01
  • Simple Title Dark 04
  • Simple Title Dark 07 Spotlighted
  • Simple Title Dark 07
  • Simple Title Dark 08 Spotlighted
  • Simple Title Dark 08
  • Simple Title Dark 09 Spotlighted
  • Simple Title Dark 09
  • Simple Title Dark 12
  • Simple Title Dark 13
  • Simple Title Dark 14
  • Simple Title Dark 16
  • Simple Title Dark 18
  • Simple Title Dark 20
  • Simple Title Light 01
  • Simple Title Light 04
  • Simple Title Light 07
  • Simple Title Light 08
  • Simple Title Light 09
  • Simple Title Light 12
  • Simple Title Light 13
  • Simple Title Light 14
  • Simple Title Light 16
  • Simple Title Light 18
  • Simple Title Light 20
  • Simplicity Dark Caption
  • Simplicity Dark Single
  • Simplicity Dark Zoom Caption
  • Simplicity Dark Zoom Single
  • Simplicity Light Caption
  • Simplicity Light Single
  • Simplicity Light Zoom Caption
  • Simplicity Light Zoom Single
  • Simplicity Title
  • Soft Edge Zoom 1
  • Soft Edge Zoom 2
  • Storyteller Title 2
  • Text Layer Title 1 Dark Simple
  • Text Layer Title 1 Image
  • Text Layer Title 1 Light Simple
  • Text Layer Title 2 Dark Simple
  • Text Layer Title 2 Image
  • Text Layer Title 2 Light Simple
  • Text Layer Title Scatter Dark
  • Text Layer Title Scatter Light
  • Text Layer Title Tilt 1 Simple
  • Text Layer Title Tilt 1
  • Text Layer Title Tilt 2 Simple
  • Text Layer Title Tilt 2
  • Text Layer Year Title 1 Dark
  • Text Layer Year Title 1 Light
  • Text Layer Year Title 2 Dark
  • Text Layer Year Title 2 Light
  • Vignette Blend Dark 1
  • Vignette Blend Dark 2
  • Vignette Blend Light 1
  • Vignette Blend Light 2
  • Wedding Classic Title 2
  • Wedding Trendy Title 2
  • Zero Motion Fill Frame
  • Zero Motion Fit Frame Dark
  • Zero Motion Fit Frame Light
  • Zero Motion Fit Margin Dark
  • Zero Motion Fit Margin Light

Tons of Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed problem where certain video layers could become out of sync
  • Fixed problems with caption text layout in shows created by the wizard
  • Fixed issue where Open button could fail to function after loading an auto-saved show
  • Fixed opacity of caption outline and drop shadow when set by modifier
  • Fixed problems with audio on secondary DVD menu pages
  • Fixed playback failure caused by DVD menu audio on some players
  • Fixed looping behavior for audio on DVD menus
  • Fixed problems returning focus to full screen preview playback
  • Fixed application of adjustments to grayscale video mask layers
  • Fixed intermittent crash caused by adjustment layers in transitions
  • Fixed crash caused by preview playback in Slide Options after transition selection
  • Fixed playback crash caused by transitioning between very complex slides
  • Fixed incorrect fade behavior in soundtrack following a slide sound
  • Fixed soundtrack volume when playback initiated after start of show
  • Fixed chroma-key effect on layers with adjustments applied
  • Fixed problems with blank captions on Blu-ray menus
  • Fixed crash caused by playing very complex shows
  • Fixed thin black vertical lines that could appear on layers during playback
  • Fixed intermittent layer oscillation that could occur in rendered output
  • Fixed drop shadow on rotating layers with transparency in DVD output
  • Fixed issue where unseen captions could be selected in Slide Options preview area
  • Fixed crash when using video for intro show
  • Fixed lines that could appear on zooming masked layers during playback
  • Fixed labels for Easing motion defaults in Preferences
  • Fixed unintended transparency in white areas of GIF images
  • Fixed problem with video link delivered after YouTube upload
  • Fixed problem with dropping files into show from Windows Explorer
  • Fixed issue that could reset caption fly in / fly out durations to default values
  • Fixed issue causing video layers to be cropped in video output
  • Fixed crash caused by attempting to copy files into a zip archive
  • Fixed erroneous ‘read only’ error when adding multiple PSH files to a project
  • Fixed error message seen when copying files to folder that no longer exists
  • Fixed issue where PPR extension was not forced on saved projects
  • Fixed issue where video trim points were lost when remixing a show
  • Fixed crash caused by applying certain transitions while Slide Options is open
  • Fixed issue where full screen preview playback could fail to appear
  • Fixed status bar updates for Blu-ray output
  • Fixed audio fade issue that could occur with long automatic fade durations
  • Fixed burn failures caused by system going to sleep during burn
  • Fixed unnecessary update notification in output dialogs
  • Fixed lack of audio for trimmed video layers in Presenter based output
  • Fixed how changes from Settings tabs are applied when multiple keyframes exist
  • Fixed placement of duplicated audio tracks
  • Fixed loss of trim, volume, and fade settings in duplicated audio tracks
  • Fixed issue where motion easing changes could be applied to the wrong caption
  • Fixed problems caused by copying custom transitions to other slides
  • Fixed crash in gradient dialog seen when dragging color stops
  • Fixed issue that could cause content imported from a remote location to fail
  • Fixed crash caused by closing ProShow while Lightbox is detached
  • Fixed crash that could occur when deleting the slide currently open in Slide Options
  • Fixed issue where slide name was not properly reset when applying slide styles

Improvements Since Last 6.0 Release

Changes in the latest ProShow release (since ProShow Producer 6.0.3392)

  • Added support for importing photos and videos from Flickr
  • Updated ‘Text Layer Title’ slide styles to fix audio issue
  • Fixed terminal video output stall affecting some formats
  • Fixed problems with missing files in default templates
  • Fixed reset button in Adjustments section of Background tab within Slide Options
  • Fixed import problem affecting certain interlaced videos (MTS / M2TS)
  • Fixed codec conflict preventing import of certain M4A tracks on some systems
  • Fixed problems with audio from some video layers in video output
  • Fixed the Desaturate option for DVD and other video output formats
  • Fixed crash caused by copying text layer options to other keyframes
  • Fixed application of saturation values from slide styles
  • Fixed issue where EXIF / IPTC options could fail to appear in caption macro dialog
  • Fixed problems in Slide Options following certain undo actions
  • Fixed crash in video rendering caused by certain text layer attributes
  • Fixed issue causing text to be removed when creating a new caption
  • Fixed issues with adding new masking / adjustment layers
  • Fixed rendering crash caused by certain text layer configurations
  • Fixed import problem with videos using the CineForm codec
  • Fixed import problem affecting videos with variable framerate
  • Fixed position of video layers during layer transitions in rendered output
  • Fixed typo in the Set Show Thumbnail dialog
  • Fixed problem with panes in certain default layouts
  • Fixed rare Presenter playback crash affecting certain systems
  • Fixed caption modifiers in slide styles
  • Fixed problem where video rendering could fail to complete on some systems
  • Fixed compression artifacting of AAC audio channel in video output
  • Fixed keyframed soundtrack values on captions in shows created from Lightroom
  • Fixed highlight on interactive captions in Blu-ray menus
  • Fixed incorrect navigation caused by blank captions in Blu-ray menus
  • Fixed inability to upload directly to Vimeo

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