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What is the status of PhotoShow is it still current or being phased out?

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I have a client who has used PhotoShow for years. He struggled back when he switched to Windows 10 but was able to get it working again when the fix came out back in 2016. Now I have heard rumors that Adobe Flash Player is being discontinued. My client just called me this weekend and said that he cannot get any of this Photo Shows to play again. And when he emails the show from the web page the email does not show up. I have read through this forum and it seems that there are several people here who also still use Photoshow just like my client does. However it seems that most of the posts are rather dated. Therefore I am making a new post to see who is still using Photoshow in 2020. Has anyone found any good alternatives...such as FastFlix....is that still the closest replacement?

I appreciate any feedback that I can receive.

Thank you,

bitguru.

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Does you client still pay for an annual subscription to PhotoShow?   I stopped using it years ago because of all the problems/changes with it. 

I'm not even sure that FastFlick is available as a standalone.   it is available as part of NXT7 and may be available as part of a Corel higher priced offerings.  It is doubtful that Corel will try to support 2 slide show programs.  Since YouTube and other free sites are available - with and without security, is there a need for this type of program?

If you have a client, I'm sure that you know the currently available slide show programs - some free.

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I would also like to have alternative photoshow.  Though I loved it for years, with the adobe flash, it does not work on all computers.  It was a great program back in the day, anyone find something that is comparable?

 

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I have a number of Photoshows on the server and liked being able to add my own music and get it to match the end of the slide show.The only reason I'm not using it now is my HD "crashed and burned" recently and to make it worse I managed to erase my backup files of my drive while trying to reload them.

I spent the last few months scanning o;d photos with plans on putting them in order and in  Photoshows so I hope it''ll be staying around. I've been a "subscriber" for more than a few years as well (I do know it's been over 10 yrs.) Who knows. Maybe if there's enough interest , Roxio will keep it around. I wont hold my breath though. I do a lousy imitation of Papa Smurf.

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14 hours ago, sknis said:

Does you client still pay for an annual subscription to PhotoShow?   I stopped using it years ago because of all the problems/changes with it. 

I'm not even sure that FastFlick is available as a standalone.   it is available as part of NXT7 and may be available as part of a Corel higher priced offerings.  It is doubtful that Corel will try to support 2 slide show programs.  Since YouTube and other free sites are available - with and without security, is there a need for this type of program?

If you have a client, I'm sure that you know the currently available slide show programs - some free.

Skins,

Yes, my client just paid for a yearly subscription. I told him that it is unlikely that this program will be around much longer and should work to save his shows as videos. 
I actually don’t know much about slide show programs. I am a Systems Analyst and rebuild computers/remove viruses.  I actually found a discount for Corel VideoStudio which is supposed to have FastFlick built in. I got a trial copy to try out myself.  However my client is very familiar with PhotoShow and resistant to learning something new. His first impression of VideoStudio was “way over my head”. My challenge is finding some thing that he will feel comfortable using.  If you have any suggestions for free slide show programs online that would be appreciated 😉  
Last question. Is there an easy way that he can save his PhotoShows as videos so they can be backed up somewhere other than the server and uploaded to YouTube or Facebook? 
 

thanks so much! Bitguru

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Bit   have you ever tried the Slide Show program in Windows 10?    I have no other suggestions.   Has the client used Roxio programs like Video wave?

Yes, the Corel photo editing program seems to be complex but there are "automatic" settings to make it easier. 

Pinnacle has SmartMovie as their slide show offering.

At one time you could download the PhotoShows from the web and save them.  I don't know if that is still available.  As with other software, if Flash goes away, your client will need to get other current software anyway.

 

Yvette, did you try  FastFlicks or any other video editing program to make your  slide shows?    Google for other software.

 

Rizzo, get Yvette, BitGuru, his client and a whole lot others to see what can be done to resurrect PhotoShow by contacting Roxio/Corel.  It would have to be a whole new program though.

 

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