Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free slideshow software for Christmas

Enjoy digital photos and videos on iPhone, iPod and PSP by free slideshow software provided by wondershare for this Christmas , download and have a try.

Free Software List:

iPhone 3G Slideshow Maker
Get this free photo slideshow maker to make some holiday movies for your new iPhone 3G.

iPod Slideshow Maker
Make something new for your iPod. It's not only a mp3 player, but a home movie theatre on the go.

PSP Slideshow Maker
Like the iPod, PSP could also be a home movie theatre for playback your home-made movies.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cyber Monday Slideshow Software Discount

Cyber Monday – it's the start of the holiday shopping season online, and a great day for bargains; but only if you know how to find them. Here are several tips that should help:

Track the Deals
Sign Up for Newsletters
Shop at Sites that Offer Free Shipping
Seek Out Coupon Codes
Order through a Rewards Site


It's that time of year again! The time when people prepare for the busiest shopping day of the year - BLACK FRIDAY.

What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a nickname for the day in which most retailers go from being red (not overall profit) in their books to black (profitable!) Traditionally this has happened close to the holiday buying season.

When exactly is Black Friday?
The Friday (shocking I know) after Thanksgiving. This year it is November 28th, 2008.

Top 10 Tips to Getting the Best Bargains on "Black Friday"
1. Check Out the Ads
2. Do Your Research Before Friday
4. Early Bird Shopper Discounts
5. Night Owl Discounts - Thanksgiving Eve
6. Bring the Ads
8. Know the Store Policies
9. Gift Receipts
10. Saying "Charge It" Can Pay Off

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Family Photo Slideshow for YouTube

Christmas photo slideshow story video sample

Monday, November 17, 2008

Make Christmas Greeting Ecard Tutorial

This digital greeting card tutorial will help you to create Christmas greeting card with digital scrapbooking software Wondershare Photo Collage Studio to send your warmest Christmas wishes to all of the world.

Here's what you need:

  • 1. Christmas photos or relevant photos
  • 2. Wondershare Photo Collage Studio

Christmas greeting card

Step 1. Create a new greeting card page from template.

Download and install Wondershare Photo Collage Studio first. After completed, launch the program by double-clicking the icon on desktop or from Start menu. You will see the screen shown as above. Select "Create From Template" and then a pop-up window will prompt you to select a collage template. Here I chose the "Greeting Card2" template for Christmas greeting card page.

Christmas greeting card
 Step 2. Add Christmas photos
Locate your Christmas photos in Directory Explorer on the upper left side. All supported photos will be displayed on the lower left side. Simply drag and drop desired Christmas photos to the Work Space. You can then switch to Edit Photo tab to adjust them if the photos are not perfect. Many effects are ready to be easily used, including Old Picture, Carve , Brightness, Contrast and more. Double-click the thumbnail of effect to apply that effect to your photo and right click to cancel.

Christmas greeting card

Step 3. Add texts to your greeting card

Double-click the default text and you will be lead to Text tab of Decorate Collage main tab. There you can type the text you want, such as "Merry Christmas". Of course you can also make text editing like Font, Size, Color, Shadow, Halation and Texture. You gonna spread your Christmas wishes in the most personalized style.

Christmas greeting card

Step 4. Print out.

Print your Christmas greeting card with home printer. Before that, make sure your printer works well. Now click Print button to start printing. In a moment, you will get your elaborated Christmas greeting card at hand!

Christmas greeting card

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanksgiving Photo slideshow for DVD playback

Make your Thanksgiving Photo slideshow for DVD playback
On the Thanksgiving holiday, making delicious Thanksgiving food and sharing with your friends and family are the happiest things. And probably, you will take many beautiful photos and plan to make this thankful moment last for ever? If so, you may need a best photo slideshow software to make a unique Thanksgiving Slideshow with songs.

Starting from your taken photos and a bit of creativity, DVD Slideshow Builder will generate Thanksgiving slideshow you want. Combined with the unlimited music, your slideshow could be burned onto DVD disc and subsequently played on TV. Uploading Thanksgiving slideshow to YouTube is a good way to share with your friends and family. Your wonderful Thanksgiving slideshow will surely attract lots of eyes on it.

Download DVD Slideshow Builder for free trial

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Make Dynamic Slideshow XML with Flash

This tutorial shows how to create dynamic slideshow by fetching the data from XML and the slideshow.This tutorial covers reading XML using XPathAPI, Conditional operator, MovieClipLoader, setTimeout.XpathAPI:The native XPathAPI class allows us to search the XML nodes and attributes within XML that’s loaded in to flash.

Conditional Operator:Using conditional operator is similar to if else statement.
var test_boolean : Boolean = trueif(test_boolean)trace(”I am True”);elsetrace(”I am False”);//output:I am True
Same code using the conditional operator
var test_boolean : Boolean = truetest_boolean == true ? trace(”I am True”) : trace(”I am False”);//output:I am True
setTimeout:setTimeOut() method is an undocumented feature of flash8. This method is very useful when we need to call a function after specified duration of time. But not more than once.Simple usage:
setTimeout(sayHello, 1000);function sayHello() { trace(”Hello, welcome here!”);}
Passing argument:
And incase we need to pass some argument then
setTimeout(sayHello, 1000,”Hello, welcome here!”);function sayHello( arg:String ) { trace(arg);}

Slideshow Code:
import mx.transitions.Tween;import mx.transitions.easing.*;import mx.xpath.XPathAPI;var delay:Number;var animationDuration:Number;var current_num:Number = 0;var first_num:Number = 0;var image_holder:MovieClip = this.createEmptyMovieClip(”image_holder”, this.getNextHighestDepth());var mcl_lis:Object = new Object();var mcl:MovieClipLoader = new MovieClipLoader();mcl.addListener(mcl_lis);var xml:XML = new XML();xml.ignoreWhite = true;xml.onLoad = function( isLoaded:Boolean ){ if( isLoaded ) { data_arr = XPathAPI.selectNodeList(this.firstChild,”Slideshow/images/image”); delay = parseInt(XPathAPI.selectSingleNode(this.firstChild,”Slideshow/settings/delay”).firstChild); animationDuration = parseInt(XPathAPI.selectSingleNode(this.firstChild,”Slideshow/settings/animationDuration”).firstChild); //optional code to check delay and animationDuration values (delay == undefined delay == null) ? delay = 5000: delay<1000? delay =1000:true; (animationDuration == undefined animationDuration == null) ? animationDuration = .8: animationDuration<.3? animationDuration =.8:true; load_image(); }else { trace(”XML Load error”); }}xml.load(”XML/data.xml”)
function load_image(){ mcl.loadClip(data_arr[current_num].attributes.url, image_holder); (current_num>=data_arr.length-1) ? current_num = first_num:current_num++;}
mcl_lis.onLoadInit = function(target_mc:MovieClip) { var obj:Tween = new Tween(target_mc, “_alpha”, Normal.easeIn, 0, 100, .5, true); setTimeout(function(){ var obj:Tween = new Tween(target_mc, “_alpha”, Normal.easeIn, 100, 0, .5, true); obj.onMotionFinished = function() {load_image();}; },5000);};
In loadImage function we are loading the next image using MovieClip Loader and Checking the present number of image against the last.mcl.loadClip(data_arr[current_num].attributes.url, image_holder); (current_num>=data_arr.length-1) ? current_num = first_num:current_num++;
Here I am not going to explain the full code bcoz after the above description and XPath tutorial; it’s very easy to understand.

Download Source Files.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Make Photo Slideshow this Christmas

There are lots of reasons to make a photo slideshow. Christmas letters get a lot more exciting when you include a slideshow of the highlights of your year. Retirement parties, graduations, anniversaries and anything else that signifies a change in someone's life are made that much more poignant with slideshows. Not only that, but with a slideshow and with the current slideshow technology, you can easily burn it to a DVD and have an inexpensive but meaningful gift for your friends and family.

Time sure flies! We know Christmas is coming very soon by all the decorations around, why not make photo slideshow for this Christmas?

Make your Christmas DVD Photo slideshow for DVD playback

Make your Thanksgiving Photo slideshow for DVD playback

Step by step tutorial about how to create a Christmas flash ecard.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Best Online Flash Quiz Maker Software

We highly recommend powerful flash tool Flash Quiz Maker which helps to build rich-media quizzes and track results without any programming skills.


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Integrate images, Flash and audio into the quiz

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Create various scenarios with flexible quiz player

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