PicturePlayer is a basic program that allows users to create slideshows of their digital photos. The program is easy to use and allows some customizations without becoming overwhelming.
The program's interface is fairly intuitive, although some things could be a little clearer. When the program asks users if they want to create a new show in the current folder or in a new folder, is it asking where to save the show or where to find the images to use in the show? It turns out that it's the latter. Some other menus contain similarly unclear options. Although this sort of vagueness is frustrating, overall the program is easy to use, with large, clear buttons across the top representing the most frequently used functions. The Help file is well-written and thorough. The program contains all the features you would expect of a slideshow program, including options for adjusting transition effects. We especially liked the fact that the program can easily convert a slideshow into HTML, making it easy to display slideshows online. The program also comes with a separate, skinnable image viewer that allows users to customize the slideshow's interface. Overall the program was easy to use, if not always 100 percent intuitive, and the program's features allowed us to create attractive, customized slideshows.
PicturePlayer has a 30-day trial period. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users seeking an easy way to create photo slideshows.