Photo to Movie for Mac

Photo to Movie for Mac


Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 72 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.2.0
File Size:
57.85MB
Date Added:
September 29, 2012
Price:
Free to try (Watermark on rendered movies.); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
20,734
Downloads Last Week:
33
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Additional Requirements:
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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 72 votes

    • 5 star: 47
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 1 votes

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    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 2 stars

    "Still Not Ready for Prime Time"

    January 23, 2013   |   By mistermish

    Version: Photo to Movie 5.2.0

    Pros

    Much more complete control over motion than is offered by iPhoto or iMovie.
    Excellent finished quality movie
    Wide range of transitions available
    Better control of text, titles and sound tracks than iPhoto or iMovie

    Cons

    Where to start...

    Very clunky interface leads to high level of frustration
    Totally useless User Manual
    Slow and unresponsive tech support
    See other specific examples below

    Summary

    I want to like Photo to Movie, I really do. In fact this is my second try liking it. I gave up on v. 4.2 a few years ago due to its buggy interface and incomprehensible user manual.

    I decided to pay for an upgrade to v. 5.0 when I needed to create a special slideshow and wanted to have more control over panning and zooming, titles, and the sound track than you can get in Apple's native programs like Aperture, iPhoto, and iMovie. I'd hoped that the bugs had been worked out since I last tried the program. They haven't.

    When P to M works it's great. But there are so many incomprehensible, unpredictable, behaviors that it remains an exercise in frustration. Just a few examples: You can reorganize photos by dragging them in the timeline -- then suddenly you can't. You can delete a photo from the timeline by selecting it and hitting the delete button -- then suddenly you can't. You try to insert a blank slide at a certain point in the timeline. It appears somewhere else instead. And if you don't have just the right part of the interface selected, what you want to have happen won't happen and there won't be any cue to tell you that you can't do what you're trying to do (example, reversing the key frames).

    The user's manual remains as opaque, circular, and unhelpful as I remember it being. (Speaking of opacity -- how many people know that you can adjust it by adjusting the "alpha channel" on the color window. Is that explained anywhere in the manual? No.) And of the half dozen times I tried to chat live with someone via their support page, someone was actually available once.

    Alas, P to M is still not ready for prime-time. The 20% of extra functionality it'll give you over its Apple native competitors isn't worth the time you'll lose and the exasperation you'll suffer along the way.

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