InMedia revamps Slides & Sounds Plus

Summary:InMedia Presentations Inc. this month delivered a major upgrade to Slides & Sounds Plus, its entry-level presentation package.

InMedia Presentations Inc. this month delivered a major upgrade to Slides & Sounds Plus, its entry-level presentation package.

Version 2.0 of the $69.95 software, available in Mac OS and Windows versions, adds limited image-enhancement capabilities, new formats, and streamlined Web-publishing and slide-show functions, InMedia said.

Like earlier versions, the upgrade's lightboard interface lets users line up TIFF, PICT, JPEG, GIF, Photo CD and BMP images; AVI and QuickTime video clips; .snd, AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format), .WAV and AU audio; formatted text; and multimedia transitions as presentations by clicking and dragging files (see 06.16.97, Page 19).

In addition, Slides & Sounds Plus 2.0 lets users modify the sharpness, brightness and hue of images; it also supports cropping, zooming and free rotation of images. Version 2.0 comes with 101 transitions for Mac users.

The upgrade features support for Live Picture Inc.'s FlashPix format and MPEG-compressed video.

On the Web front, Version 2.0 lets users save presentations as HTML; via a Send To feature, users can opt to save a presentation as a Java applet or e-mail presentations to Mac or Windows users.

A new QuickShow button automatically generates a slide show based on users' images. Users can now run continuous audio loops behind their presentations. Version 2.0 will ship with a variety of QuickTime video, music loops and sound effects.

InMedia Presentations Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, can be reached at (604) 893-8955 or (888) 575-4337; fax (604) 893-8966; http://www.inmediapresents.com.

Topics: Windows, Hardware, Operating Systems, Software

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