ProShow Producer

ProShow Producer

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.1.2737
File Size:
51.98MB
Date Added:
January 21, 2010
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $249.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows
Total Downloads:
233,485
Downloads Last Week:
471
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
DirectX 8.0 or better, 1024x768 display, CD/DVD writer for disc authoring.

Editors' review

ProShow Producer allows users to create impressive-looking slideshow presentations that blow Microsoft PowerPoint out of the water. But all this power comes at a price as its many features might easily overwhelm users.

The program's interface is attractive and sleek, but it contains a lot of options and it's not immediately obvious how a user should begin. A visit to the built-in Help file offers guidance and allows users to get started creating slides. The basics are easy, but users will need to take some time to figure out how to best exploit the many features that the program offers. And what a lot of features there are. All the standard slideshow features are here, but ProShow Producer contains many extras, such as the ability to upload your slideshow to YouTube or convert it to Flash. And even the standard features offer almost infinite tweakability, which is both a blessing and a curse; novice users will likely be confused and overwhelmed by all the options. We found the caption editing function--a pretty basic feature for any such program--to be somewhat awkward to use, which is a definite drawback for text-heavy presentations. But overall the software performed well, and the features proved to be as functional as they are numerous.

The software has a 15-day trial, which is likely not enough time for novice users to explore the full range of its possibilities. We recommend ProShow Producer for intermediate and advanced users who need to create complex multimedia presentations.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

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

    "Makes great slide shows"

    January 12, 2014   |   By tjazzzzz

    Version: ProShow Producer 5.0.3310

    Pros

    Has a lot of features and is relatively easy to use once you watch a couple of tutorials.

    Cons

    Is way too expensive.

    Summary

    Found the program on a whim and used it to create a great slide show for a relative's birthday. Had no idea how much it cost until I found that I have to buy the program to watch my slideshow without the yellow strip across the screen. When I found the price, I realized that it's way more than I can pay, so all my work was pretty much wasted. Too bad... It's a very nice program otherwise.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent program for an experienced user!"

    September 03, 2013   |   By TomasGr

    Version: ProShow Producer 5.0.3310

    Pros

    It has a big variety of options for a good presentation! I made a couple of them and every time find new possibilities the program gives!

    Cons

    no I think

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