Magix Slideshow Maker User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Misleading program, Not Freeware At All!"

    February 26, 2014  |   By Puler_lee

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    I think Free Slideshow Maker developed by Amazing-Share Studio is the idea Flash slideshow creator to create flash slideshow from your digital photos and video clips with its ready-to-use animated templates, stunning transition effect, text captions, background music etc. You can publish your slideshows as SWF movie, Executable, Screen Saver, Video Files or share it via Internet without any limitation.

    The real freeware slideshow maker i've found here:
    http://download.cnet.com/Free-Slideshow-Maker/3000-13455_4-76028643.html

    Cons

    Not freeware, a highly limited trial. 70+ MB download. Doesn't save descriptions for youtube. Dishonest and unethical use of free section.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Very User Friendly"

    January 3, 2014  |   By Taurin

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    It's very easy to use. One thing I especially liked was the option of looping through the pictures until the end of the music, or cutting the music at one run through of the picture set. It was compatible with the files I wanted to use, so there was no problem there.

    Cons

    It's not FREE as listed, but a 7 day trial, and that 7 days start counting down from the first moment you open it whether you actually use it or not. You set the time for how long you want each picture to show (natch), but some pictures would linger for triple my set 4sec. while others would flash through at 2 seconds or even 1.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is a seven day trial"

    January 13, 2013  |   By whatapainintheass

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    Its perfect if you plan to buy slideshow software in the next seven days.

    Cons

    After you install the software you will discover that its not free so thats cool.

    Summary

    It is possible to get less than you pay for.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not Freeware At All - Just A Trial"

    October 24, 2012  |   By samuk1000

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    Quick, good slideshow, good music.

    Cons

    Not freeware, a highly limited trial. 70+ MB download. Doesn't save descriptions for youtube. Dishonest and unethical use of free section.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to use.It is a excellent application."

    October 13, 2012  |   By yuniolanz

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    Easy.It has few steps for getting excellent results.

    Cons

    Not acept all the audio formats.It has few optios for enhancing the images.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Clear and friendly interface."

    September 11, 2012  |   By PMc-1

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    Everything you need to create a free and simple slideshow.

    Cons

    Lacks the finer tweeking possibilities for individual slides.

    Summary

    This program will produce very good slideshows with good audio in easy-to-follow stages. Excellent for beginners. For slideshows with that extra 'wow' effect, the Magix Slideshow Maker doesn't have that extra level of choices, which most users are now demanding as standard, for example the control over individual frame-timings and delays. But all in all, a very decent freebie slideshow from Magix.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Misleading file size info, watch out for add-on"

    August 26, 2012  |   By kimada17

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    Nothing to report here - I cancelled the installation

    Cons

    The file is a *lot* bigger than it says here

    Summary

    First, the installation process has one of those toolbar add-ons (for Amazon this time) that show up so frequently these days - but this one looked like it didn't have an opt-out. I was ready to cancel then and there, but finally discovered if I clicked "Advanced Installation" I could then un-click all the boxes under that to stop the toolbar.

    Second - the file size info here is misleading. Yes, the initial file *is* 3.65 mb, but once I started the installation it started downloading another 79mb! At first I thought I was reading that wrong because it was using a comma instead of a period for the decimal point but when it estimated the download time at 10 minutes, which I know from experience is about right for that size file on my wireless connection, I decided it really was 79 megs and cancelled. I think it must just be using the European format for decimal points.

    If you have something other than a wireless connection with a monthly bandwidth limit this might be worth trying, especially if you don't mind having the Amazon toolbar (or can turn it off). For me - that's too much bandwidth for something I'm not even sure is going to work for me. I'll keep looking.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "A simple stupid program for creating a slide show"

    May 30, 2012  |   By iturnwoodpens

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    I have a older version of Photo shop Premier Elements. And while PPE
    does offer many more sophisticated bells and whistles, I was intrigued and downloaded this trial version of Magix slide show maker. It is easy to use very straight forward. Puts out a good product production without much effort. For a novice I rate this as excellent. The tutorials have much to be desired. You need to play around and experiment with the settings, sometimes several times deleting the files several times before you come up with an acceptable project. Importing music can be a pain and especially melding them together leaving small gaps in the footage. Perhaps somewhere there is a toggle to accomplish this but haven't found it yet.

    Cons

    Poor tutorial, not enough fine tuning and preview.

    Summary

    All in all this is a great program tool for the newby, myself included. You can put out quite a respectable project in a short amount of time.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is trialware"

    May 20, 2012  |   By dario.narducci

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    Easy install

    Cons

    Can't (easily) change the order of your slides

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program"

    January 18, 2012  |   By GraydonJ

    Version: Magix Slideshow Maker 2.0

    Pros

    Love the results it provides

    Cons

    So far I have found no downside

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