PhotoStage Photo Slideshow Free

PhotoStage Photo Slideshow Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.20
  • Total Downloads:
    355,216
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 21, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free has all the tools you need to create personalized slideshows of your favorite images.

Pros

Wide set of features: In addition to just stringing photos together in a slideshow, you can add transition effects, music, text, and even overlay one photo onto one of your slides as an inset.

Editing options: Once you have your images selected, PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free lets you perform minor edits to crop, rotate, adjust brightness, and saturation. The options are limited, but it is nice to be able to perform some basic editing as you create your slideshow.

Drag and drop: Although you can open a new window to choose your files, PhotoStage also allows you to easily drag and drop your images onto the app's window.

Output options: The easiest part of the process may be exporting your slideshow. A new window opens with options lined up at the top, so you can export to a disc, your computer, or portable device or upload to popular sites, such as YouTube or Facebook.

Cons

Google Chrome push: During installation, the app also tries to install Google Chrome. If you uncheck the box for the browser, you'll be asked again when you try to access the Help file, which is online.

Learning curve: Even if you've used a slideshow app before, you'll probably need to access the Help file or tinker around for a bit before you can take full advantage of the program. Even after a quick read of the Help file, it still took some time to learn how to apply some of the effects such as photo overlay. Selecting a photo for the overlay took a couple of tries before we saw results.

Bottom Line

Once you take a bit of time to get acclimated, PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free proved to be an effective tool for creating slideshows you can enjoy and that you're proud to share with others.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 59

1 stars

"Warning! This software comes with malware!"

September 13, 2014  |  By somapdx

 |  Version: PhotoStage Photo Slideshow Producer Free 2.52

Pros

The software works well, but see the cons.

Cons

The software will stop working after a few days and will freeze up, requiring payment to make it keep working. And if you do pay to get it working, the company will likely try to charge you again in 3 months. The company behind this software, NCH Software, is notorious for this type of bait and switch scam. Worst of all, this software will install unwanted adware on your computer like the dreaded PCDR virus, which is really hard to get rid of because it corrupts your task scheduler and keeps re-creating the adware even after you think it's gone. Avoid like the plague!

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5 stars

"Exactly what I needed in a crunch!"

October 24, 2013  |  By halofollett

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free 2.21

Pros

So easy to use even for a complete novice. Many more features I'd like to play with sometime.

Cons

I'm too happy and relieved to think of a negative.

Summary

I just created a slideshow video with music for funeral in a ridiculously short period of time that I can be proud of. I'm so happy I could pull this off after most of they trying everything else I could think of. As far as I'm concerned the product did everything I needed and expected. I was quick, intuitive and the end result is fantastic!

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3 stars

"Quite Satisfied"

September 29, 2013  |  By stevemartin12788

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free 2.21

Pros

This tool is extremely easy to use. it helps me to create presentation using media files stored on my hard drive.

Cons

Takes a lot of time in creating multimedia slideshows

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1 stars

"This product does not work as advertised....Period!!"

August 25, 2013  |  By petedalejudi

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free 2.21

Pros

Great interface...setup is easy...easy to learn the set-up..

Cons

The product simply does not produce a valid output product... I tried running on pentium 4 253ghz, creating .wmv file, 1920 24 fps, it took 4 hours on ver 2.21, ver 2.24 didn't work on same machine. I bought a I3 3220, 3.3 ghz ,6GB win 8 PC , neither version would run properly, no matter what compability was set on execution. I used a 242 picture, with music file. I varied bitrate, still no go.

Summary

If your tempted to buy this and you will be...buy with credit card so you can get the charges reversed with no hassle...Trying to get your money back after you find out it doesn't work is crazy! I spent days with this software...I find it hard to believe CNET gave it such a great review...I'd like to know what they used and what compability they were running under...I was only able to get this program to run under win95 compablity on my old pentium 4 which took 4 hours!!! Win 8 on win95 compability causes the program to crash immediately....The only software that ran on my pentium4 was the old version 2.21, not the 2.24...go figure...
Be safe...credit card only...

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5 stars

"Probably the best!"

August 15, 2013  |  By mhaney25

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free 2.21

Pros

Extremely capable, has all the *right* features. Can easily manipulate the timeline, set slide lengths, automatically time photos to the music, add video clips, manage transitions and transition durations. One of the only solutions that provides really good pan and zoom functions - which makes it really easy to create professional quality photo slideshows or documentaries.

Cons

The interface doesn't look as sexy as other pieces of software.
Text effects are more limited.

Summary

I've tried out six other photo slideshow software packages, and this is the ONLY one that has all of the features I need. Took about 10 minutes of playing around to figure out how to do a few things, but after that it was really easy to produce great results!

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2 stars

"Uh, not very good."

May 17, 2013  |  By Hcorion

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free 2.17

Pros

It had lots of great features.

Cons

The picture quality was not very good. It reduced all of my photos, to a very poor image quality.

Summary

Its good if you've got a really old computer and you can't tell the difference between the pictures. Otherwise it would be a really great program.

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

April 07, 2013  |  By cbjones

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Free 2.17

Pros

Quite easy to understand how to use the program. I was surprised how easy it was to add music

Cons

Nothing special but I have not used so much yet to get into trouble.

Summary

Happy with what it does.

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1 stars

"Clunky, clunky, clunky"

September 16, 2012  |  By OrgLePhantom

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Professional 2.13

Pros

Non! These words simply are added to meet the minimum characters required.

Cons

Clunky. The dictionary definition of clunky is " awkward or unsophisticated . That describes PhotoStage well. I tried the free version. Maybe the paid versions are better. I would give it no stars but such is not possible.

Summary

The free version proved to be a big waste of time.

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1 stars

"saves defective files, adds ad-links"

August 23, 2012

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Professional 2.13

Pros

Can produce a slideshow without music okay

Cons

slideshow with music track comes out all screwed up.

Summary

The worst kind of "free software"; defective, adds ad-links to more programs these people sell, should not be listed on CNET at all.

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4 stars

"Worked great for my needs."

August 04, 2012  |  By DISPENZA

 |  Version: PhotoStage Slideshow Producer Professional 2.13

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Nothing wrong

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.20
Version 3.20 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date July 21, 2015
Date Added July 21, 2015
Version 3.20
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Sharing & Publishing
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.25MB
File Name pstagefree.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 355,216
Downloads Last Week 543
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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