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Version 9.0
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2017
    • All new layer filters let you add photo+video effects easily
    • Over 45 built-in layer filters
    • Combine layer filters with other effects like Slide Styles and transitions
    • Use the layer filter browser to quickly pick filters with a real-time preview
    • Easily apply effects like sepia, HDR, film, and more
    • Create photos, videos and captions that move together
    • Use the follow filter to have one layer or caption follow another
    • Pick what gets followed – position, zoom, rotation or tilt
    • Specify custom offsets to create collages and grids
    • Keep captions pinned to their photos
    • Create multi-image layouts easier than ever
    • Add quick animations to any photo or video
    • Over 150 built-in, professionally designed motion filters
    • Combine fly in, normal, and fly out motion filters for unique effects
    • Fly In motion filters animate how a photo or video come onto the screen
    • Normal motion filters animate the photo or video during the slide
    • Fly Out motion filters animate how a photo or video leaves the screen
    • Customize speed and duration of motion filters
    • Combine motion filters with layer filters, Slide Styles and transition effects
    • All-new color palettes let you pick from built-in, curated sets of colors
    • Create your own color palettes with your favorite colors
    • See complimentary colors to help you create the perfect color scheme
    • Variations show you slightly different versions of the current color to help you pick the perfect shade
    • Improved color tool gives you a bigger preview of the current color
    • See the original color and your new color side-by-side for quick comparisons
    • Adding video clips to your shows just got a whole lot faster
    • Up to 3x faster importing for videos
    • Improved video import quality for many formats
    • New vignette presets let you apply pre-defined vignettes with just a click
    • Several built-in vignette presets included
    • Create your own presets using your favorite vignette styles
    • The vignette tool now remembers the last used settings

    • See a list of outputs created for any show
    • Quickly see what you’ve created, and when
    • Easily find where published videos are saved
    • Open published videos, or open their location in Windows Explorer
    • Prepare multiple outputs in advance and queue them up
    • Run the queue when you’re ready, and let ProShow create all the output
    • Perfect for letting ProShow create all your videos while you’re away from the computer
    • Manage the queue anytime – add, remove, and reorder queued outputs
    • Create ultra-high definition videos with new 4K video output presets
    • Easily access from the Video for Web, Devices and Computers window
    • 4K video is 4 times higher resolution than 1080p video
    • Suitable for creation and use on faster, modern computers
    • Improved video publishing for many formats
    • Faster video encoding, up to 1.5x faster than previous versions
    • Improved support for PAL MPEG-4 videos
    • New an improved profiles in Video for Web, Devices and Computers
    • Get up to 2x faster H.264 video encoding on supported computers
    • Works with dedicated NVidia and Intel video encoding hardware found on many higher-end video cards
    • New preference to always use a default font of your choosing for captions, instead of the last used font
    • Improved Remix tool for the Wizard now remembers and maintains single-image/single caption combinations
    • Improved Wizard preview now lets you save your show from within the wizard, great for trying different versions of a show
    • Caption Motion Filters have replaced Caption Behaviors, and are now found in the new Filters tab
    • Easily opt-out of WebM output when creating HTML5 video, which makes creating HTML5 output almost twice as fast
    • Improved defaults for Synchronize Show to Soundtrack enhances how audio is synchronized in your show
    • Improved network support makes it easier to use files from network shares, or when folders are mapped to network locations
    • Improved support for running in virtual machines with folders shared between Mac + Windows
    • Many stability improvements across the software
Version 8.0
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2016
    • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 7.0
  • Release Date: May 21, 2015
    • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 6.0.3410
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2014
  • Added support for importing photos and videos from Flickr
  • Updated ‘Text Layer Title’ slide styles to fix audio issue
  • Fixed terminal video output stall affecting some formats
  • Fixed problems with missing files in default templates
  • Fixed reset button in Adjustments section of Background tab within Slide Options
  • Fixed import problem affecting certain interlaced videos (MTS / M2TS)
  • Fixed codec conflict preventing import of certain M4A tracks on some systems
  • Fixed problems with audio from some video layers in video output
  • Fixed the Desaturate option for DVD and other video output formats
  • Fixed crash caused by copying text layer options to other keyframes
  • Fixed application of saturation values from slide styles
  • Fixed issue where EXIF / IPTC options could fail to appear in caption macro dialog
  • Fixed problems in Slide Options following certain undo actions
  • Fixed crash in video rendering caused by certain text layer attributes
  • Fixed issue causing text to be removed when creating a new caption
  • Fixed issues with adding new masking / adjustment layers
  • Fixed rendering crash caused by certain text layer configurations
  • Fixed import problem with videos using the CineForm codec
  • Fixed import problem affecting videos with variable framerate
  • Fixed position of video layers during layer transitions in rendered output
  • Fixed typo in the Set Show Thumbnail dialog
  • Fixed problem with panes in certain default layouts
  • Fixed rare Presenter playback crash affecting certain systems
  • Fixed caption modifiers in slide styles
  • Fixed problem where video rendering could fail to complete on some systems
  • Fixed compression artifacting of AAC audio channel in video output
  • Fixed keyframed soundtrack values on captions in shows created from Lightroom
  • Fixed highlight on interactive captions in Blu-ray menus
  • Fixed incorrect navigation caused by blank captions in Blu-ray menus
  • Fixed inability to upload directly to Vimeo
Version 6.0.3395
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2013
  • Added support for importing photos and videos from Flickr
  • Fixed terminal video output stall affecting some formats
  • Fixed problems with missing files in default templates
  • Fixed reset button in Adjustments section of Background tab within Slide Options
Version 6.0
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2013
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 5.0.3310
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2013
  • Fixed display problems in GPU accelerated shows caused by certain NVIDIA drivers
  • Fixed crash conditions caused by playing certain shows through Presenter
  • Fixed problem where installation could fail on some systems
  • Fixed crash condition caused by certain PNG images
  • Fixed import failure affecting some MP3 files
  • Fixed issue where some MP3 tracks could end prematurely
Version 5.0.3297
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2012
Version 5.0.3296
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2012
Version 5.0.3280
  • Release Date: Aug 11, 2012
Version 5.0.3276
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2012
Version 5.0
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2012
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 4.51.3003
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2010
  • New! Open Shows from ProShow Web
  • Open PXW (ProShow Web Archive) files
  • Allows shows created with ProShow Web to be downloaded into ProShow for further editing
  • PXW files can be opened from the File menu, or by double-clicking them in Windows
  • More information available on the ProShow Web website
  • Improvements to the Wizard
    • Enhanced logic used in wizard to apply slide styles / transitions
    • Enhanced logic used in wizard to determine transition durations
    • Added confirmation prompt when closing wizard using ESC key
    • Enhanced response time when retrying a show in the wizard
  • Other Changes and Improvements
    • Fixed problems with outputting to Vimeo
    • Fixed problems with outputting to Twitter
    • Fixed tooltip for Video File option in Create Output dialog
    • Fixed problem where Blu-ray output could include the wrong files
    • Fixed problem with video trim ranges
    • Fixed problems with macroblocking on some interlaced videos
    • Fixed crash problem caused by adjustment layers in transitions
    • Fixed problem where some videos could be seen as audio files
    • Fixed problems with flipped video layers
Version 4.5.2949
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2010
  • Added option to cancel content import processes within the wizard
  • Added ability to select multiple pieces of content at once in the wizard
  • Shows created from wizard now include theme and energy values in Show Notes
  • Fixed video import problem where multiple crash reports could occur
  • Fixed problem where slide sounds could end prematurely
  • Fixed crash problem that could occur while loading a slideshow
  • Fixed problem where ProShow could appear to hang if closed while minimized
  • Fixed problem where some MP3s were being reported as invalid
  • Fixed crash caused by having too few layers when applying a slide style
  • Fixed problem where some video layers could playback too quickly
  • Fixed problems with layer order in shows created by the wizard
  • Fixed problem where blank shows could be created with the wrong custom aspect ratio
  • Fixed problems caused by changing title of Blank Show in New Slide Show dialog
  • Fixed crash condition that could occur after applying a slide style
  • Fixed problem where slides could become blank after sending a Problem Report
Version 4.5.2929
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2010
  • New! Create Shows Automatically
    • Wizard effortlessly builds complete shows with photos, videos, music and effects
    • Wizard intelligently adds effects and builds a custom show with your content
    • Nearly instant preview of your show - no need to wait for rendering
    • Wizard shows can be edited in ProShow for full creative control
    • Add photos, videos, text and music
    • Control order of content, trim videos, and edit text
    • Add your own custom soundtrack
    • Pick from 14 different themes
    • Create your own themes, and edit existing themes
    • Bias the energy level to create shows that are calm, or shows that are a little crazy
  • New! Over 110 New Transition Effects
    • New effects you can use in any show
    • Page curl, camera flash, gloss, curved path and more
    • ProShow Gold now includes over 390 transition effects
    • Add even more transitions with new Transition Packs
  • New! All New Transition Chooser
    • Completely redesigned interface for browsing and selecting transitions
    • Categories let you easily search similar effects
    • See the name and description of the selected effect
    • Single-click to preview, double-click to apply (or just select, and click 'Apply')
    • Drag the Transition Chooser to any spot on your screen
    • From the preferences, configure ProShow to open the Transition Chooser where you left it
    • Resize the Transition Chooser to control how much you see at once
  • New! New Interface for Creating a New Show
    • Improved New Show interface provides more options for starting a new show
    • Launch the wizard to build a show automatically
    • Create a new blank show, and specify the title and aspect ratio
    • Open any recently used show
    • Browse for an existing show to open
    • New Show interface opens automatically at startup (can be disabled)
  • New! Over 90 New Slide Styles
    • Apply these new effects to any slide
    • Focused on elegant and essential effects that work well in all shows
    • ProShow Gold now includes over 140 slide styles
  • New! Improved Video Creation
    • Support for HD uploads to Vimeo
    • Support for YouTube shows up to 15 minutes (previously limited to 10 minutes)
    • Enhanced the overall quality of several video formats when using the Device Output feature
    • Improved quality of MPEG 4 based video output
  • Other Changes and Improvements
    • Video trim values are now maintained when applying Slide Styles
    • Folders list now provides access to Windows Music and Videos folders
    • Fixed problem with audio clicks / blips at the beginning and end of audio tracks
    • Fixed crash condition in output processes caused by trimmed / cropped video layers
    • Fixed problems where layers in some shows could appear black
    • Fixed missing save confirmation process when opening show from outside ProShow and show is already open
    • Fixed quality problem affecting left channel of AAC based video output
    • Fixed problem where Windows Taskbar could cover Choose Transition dialog
    • Fixed video thumbnail option for Blu-ray menus
    • Fixed rare problem where progressive encoded video output could be interlaced
    • Fixed problem where layer Flip options could be reset when changing source files
    • Fixed typo in Synchronize Show to Soundtrack dialog
    • Fixed problems with AAC audio in video output
    • Fixed problems where the Total Time field in Slide Options could fail to update
    • Fixed startup problem caused by text setting in Windows 7
    • Fixed video import failure affecting some MOV files
    • Fixed the Pause button in DVD disc rendering dialog
    • Fixed problem where video rendering could appear to stall on some shows
    • Fixed problem where changing the source file for a video layer could incorrectly update slide time
    • Fixed label in list of caption texture scaling options
    • Fixed problem with missing right click menu for slide background image field
    • Fixed problem where current slide name could fail to appear in Rename Slide dialog
    • Fixed problem where MP4 files could fail to show in open file dialogs
    • Fixed problem with Vimeo output
    • Fixed problems with show backgrounds set to solid color
    • Fixed problem where some MP3 files could fail to import properly
Version 4.1.2737
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2010
  • Fixed problem where some MP3 tracks could fail to play and appear with a flat waveform
  • Fixed problem where video layer could appear transparent in Ending Position preview
  • Fixed problem where video layers could scrub poorly after being added to a slide
  • Fixed problem where video layers could fail to appear in slide list thumbnails
  • Fixed problems with clarity of some video layers
  • Fixed problem where very large images could fail to fully preview from File List
  • Fixed crash problem caused by rendering to certain formats from Device output
  • Fixed problem where certain Nvidia graphics drivers could cause image previews to become corrupt
  • Fixed problem with display of trimmed video layers during drag through preview
  • Fixed problem where Facebook uploads could fail
  • Fixed problem where 'used in show' flags within File List could fail to update after opening a show
  • Fixed audio problems affecting some video layers
  • Fixed crash problem caused by flipped video layers
  • Fixed problems with quality of FLV and WMV output
  • Fixed crash condition caused by cancelling the file save process while in the process of outputting a show
  • Fixed problem where preview playback could appear at the wrong aspect ratio
  • Fixed problem where incorrect error dialog could appear after changing slide style categories
  • Fixed problem where captions in Customize Menu dialog had incorrect options
  • Fixed problem with manually entered pan values in the Precision Preview
  • Fixed problem where layers rotated in crop dialog could fail to be displayed
  • Fixed problem where deleting a layer did not properly undo layer matching
  • Fixed problem where video layer could play at wrong speed after being flipped
Version 4.1.2712
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2009
  • Fixed problem with Presenter plugin installation when installing on a computer which has never had a copy of Presenter installed before.
  • Fixed issue where Presenter plugin would not playback properly in Firefox and Chrome
Version 4.1.2710
  • Release Date: Dec 11, 2009
  • For a full list of what's new in version 4.1, please refer to this page
Version 4.0.2548
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2009
  • Fixed problem with show buffering process
  • Fixed issue with stalling when opening Trim Video dialog
  • Fixed problems caused by saving over an existing Slide Style
Version 4.0.2542
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2009
  • Fixed playback problems affecting DVD output on some players
  • Fixed issue with YouTube not handling some tags correctly
  • Fixed rare problem affecting Open File dialogs

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