New in ProShow Gold 6

ProShow Gold

ProShow Gold 6 is a major release that includes significant new features, an all-new remote app for mobile devices, 75+ new effects, and tons of changes, fixes and improvements.

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

New! Improved Captions with Motion Effects

  • Add custom motion effects to captions
    • Specify starting and ending settings for captions to create effects with text
    • Create motion by setting different positions
    • Zoom captions by specifying different font sizes for starting and ending positions
    • Add color effects by using a different color for text at the starting and ending positions
    • Rotate captions using the new caption rotation option
  • 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! Animated Layer Adjustment Effects

  • New effect options let you customize adjustments for starting and ending positions
  • Create tons of new custom effects by animating adjustments for a layer over time
  • New adjustment effects are available from the layer’s Effects tab in Slide Options
  • Includes several new effects:
    • Blur
    • Sharpen
    • Brightness
    • White Point
    • Black Point
    • Contrast
    • Hue
    • Saturation
    • Colorize

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 vignettes to layers
    • New built-in vignette tool lets you easily apply soft edges to photos
    • Choose between elliptical and rounded rectangle shapes
    • Use transparent edges to blend into other layers, or choose a solid color or gradient fill to create unique effects
    • Customize size, shape and color
  • Add blur and saturation to background images for slides and shows
  • New motion randomization options include the ability to randomize 3D tilt for quickly adding motion to a show

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
  • 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 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:
    • Collage Dissolve Dark
    • Collage Dissolve Light
    • Horizon Line Dark
    • Horizon Line Light
    • Simplicity Dark Zoom
    • Simplicity Dark
    • Simplicity Light Zoom
    • Simplicity Light
    • 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
  • 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

  • Improved YouTube uploading
    • New privacy option for setting YouTube’s privacy option when you upload
    • Improved category support for YouTube uploads
  • Expanded device support includes new profiles for the latest iPhones and iPads (Requires optional Devices Plug-in, a $19.95 add-on)

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! 75+ 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
  • Celebration Title 2
  • Collage Dark Landscape Single Still
  • Collage Dark Landscape Single Zoom
  • Collage Dark Portrait Single Still
  • Collage Dark Portrait Single Zoom
  • Collage Dark Square Single Still
  • Collage Dark Square Single Zoom
  • Collage Light Landscape Single Still
  • Collage Light Landscape Single Zoom
  • Collage Light Portrait Single Still
  • Collage Light Portrait Single 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
  • 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
  • Scrolling Credits Simple
  • Simple Title Dark 01
  • Simple Title Dark 04
  • Simple Title Light 01
  • Simple Title Light 04
  • 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
  • Vignette Blend Dark 1
  • Vignette Blend Dark 2
  • Vignette Blend Light 1
  • Vignette Blend Light 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 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 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 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 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 error message seen when copying files to folder that no longer exists
  • 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 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 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 Gold 6.0.3392)

  • Added ability to import photos and videos from Flickr
  • Updated default window layouts
  • Fixed terminal video output stall affecting some formats
  • Fixed reset button in Adjustments section of Background tab within Slide Options
  • Fixed missing Blur / Sharpen options in Background tab of Show 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 application of saturation values from slide styles
  • Fixed issue where EXIF options could fail to appear in caption macro dialog
  • Fixed problems in Slide Options following certain undo actions
  • Fixed issue causing text to be removed when creating a new caption
  • Fixed import problem with videos using the CineForm codec
  • Fixed import problem affecting videos with variable framerate
  • 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 problem where video rendering could fail to complete on some systems
  • Fixed compression artifacting of AAC audio channel in video output
  • 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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