Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3

Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 32 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    83,926
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (40-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    38.73MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Ashampoo's Slideshow Studio HD 3 can take a collection of still pictures and sound clips and turn it into a basic slideshow or a public television-style documentary with music, narration, onscreen text, and special effects. It saves projects as video clips in popular formats that will play on all your devices, plus you can share them with others or post them online. Slideshow Studio HD 3 is freeware that you can try for 40 days without registering. Registration, which is also free, enables support.

At first glance, Slideshow Studio's user interface presents a busy appearance, though it's stylish and efficient, too, with a toolbar, timeline, and quick-rotating preview pane. We started with a New Project, which involves loading images, selecting orientation, transition interval, and adding text, sound, and more. Slideshow Studio's wizard walked us through each step, starting with screen ratio (16:9 widescreen or 4:3 normal). The Add Files tool configures the sort order (alphanumeric, randomize, and so on), while a drop-down menu offers themes like Romance, Travel, Holidays, and Sports; or we could configure our own from tabs labeled "Themes," "Logos," "Subtitles," "Music Effects," and "Recordings." We set the duration and style of transition effects from a huge list of options. With a microphone, you also can record narration. When all was set, we clicked "Produce Slideshow." Our finished production played normally in our usual media player and we were happy with the results.

By far our favorite feature of Slideshow Studio HD 3, and the one that sets it above similar tools, is its Ken Burns Effect Editor, named for the documentary filmmaker who popularized the technique of bringing still images to life through subtle panning and motion. With its wonderful features and ease of use, Ashampoo's Slideshow Studio HD 3 eclipses other slideshow tools we've tried, free or not.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3. The trial version is limited to 40 days.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very easy to use and helpfull"

June 03, 2011  |  By siccabo

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 2.0.1

Pros

Nothing to say

Cons

Everything perfect

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5 stars

"egyszerü áttekinthet?"

April 20, 2011  |  By magamarti

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 2.0.1

Pros

látványossan szép

Cons

még nem tudom

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5 stars

"Awesome product for the money!"

April 06, 2011  |  By harrkev

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 2.0.1

Pros

This software was easy to use. Just drag a bunch of pictures, add some music (optional), and it burns a DVD with your slide show. Simple!

Cons

Do down sides really, if you just want a quick-n-dirty slide show.

Summary

This was half of the cost of competing software! If you need to make a slide show with background music, and not blow a lot of money, give this a go. You can also get a free trial for about a month.

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3 stars

"Ha mejorado respecto a la version 1"

November 10, 2010  |  By fabzcom

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 2.0.1

Pros

Es simple aùn pero obtienes buena resoluciòn

Cons

Debe todavía trabajar el programa para mejorar las prestaciones

Summary

Pruèbalo

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1 stars

"Doesn't support mp3 music files poor support bad choice"

October 19, 2010  |  By airedalemd

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 2.0.1

Pros

easy to use, intuitive

Cons

no results after much work; had to buy another program. poor tech support, no help at all.

Summary

While it's easy to use the lack of support and inability to make a disc make this a bad choice.

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5 stars

"TESTED MANY, THIS IS TOPS"

October 11, 2010  |  By dpullum

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 2.0.1

Pros

Great flexibility many pros: transitions, ken burns, edge color from photo, flex on screen time, ease of use, down loads and burns many modes; even blue ray. Had problem when first tested; customer service prompt & correct in problem solution. A+5/5

Cons

After testing all the trials from many companies, I found Studio HD-2 was the best regardless of price, but it requires your Optical (DVD) drives have up to date BIOS. That fixed that. Time to compile is long, so go do something else while it works.

Summary

Look no further for a better program, it would be a waste of time, believe me I wasted a lot looking at others. Price was not a consideration, but this was one of the lowest. For the future, it will burn BlueRay HD; for nowit does great using standard DVD. (Again must have up to date BIOS mine did not so I got a new drive and problem was solved. Customer service gave directions for BIOS update promptly) This is not an ad,,, it is real, yep, great.

I liked the little things: if there is a vertical shot, most fill the edge space with black. Ashampoo examines the photo, picks a color from the photo and then fills the empty space and can add vignetting shadow. Great look.

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3 stars

"have trouble with graphics"

October 07, 2010  |  By brykangaroo

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 2.0.1

Pros

I found ease of use

Cons

just the trouble I had with the graphics

Summary

I liked the product as I found it easy to use

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4 stars

"I don´t understand this camp.-"

October 02, 2010  |  By eduardojorgeterrenivicini

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 2 2.0.1

Pros

You can make good video-clips, complete with music .

Cons

You can not make screensaver

Summary

Not experienced much, but can not build screensaver is what disappoints me

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5 stars

"Easy to use and the best i have ever used"

September 27, 2010  |  By mechman64

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 1.03

Pros

Makes high quality photo slides and you can even add soft music to play in background when watching your slides

Cons

Nothing at all i give it thumbs up and out of 100 i give it 99.99% i still say it is the best slide show programe on the net today

Summary

So easy to use i think a child could easily use it i love the way the slides do different things when changing photos and also the ability to add your own music to the back ground i have had no trouble what soever in using this software and to ashampoo keep up the greta software as i will be purchasing more off you as i need it

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5 stars

"Slide show is great... Easy to use and professional."

July 23, 2010  |  By Begorra2

 |  Version: Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 1.03

Pros

Ease of use, and end product.

Cons

None. All findings so far are positive.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.6.2
Version 3.0.6.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Ashampoo
Publisher web site http://www.ashampoo.com
Release Date August 26, 2014
Date Added August 28, 2014
Version 3.0.6.2
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.73MB
File Name ashampoo_slideshow_studio_hd_3_e3.0.6_sm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 83,926
Downloads Last Week 70
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $29.99

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