Well, this is the end of the year, a very important and particular year for Slide Effect.

Let’s rollback to august 2007, when I was working to create a wedding presentation for a friend using a Microsoft product to create a musically synchronized slideshow… This evening (mmmh, night), after hours trying to create something cool and unusual, an idea comes into my mind… It would be cool to have a program like this Microsoft tool (no, I won’t say the name 🙂 ), but focused on neat effects and transitions instead of old, sluggish, already 10’000 times seen effects, where you can easily synchronize things to the music: Slide Effect was born in my mind.

It took me more than 6 months to create the first version, to create a website and to learn a bit how to sell a software over the internet, then on April 2008, I opened the website.

After 2 looonnng weeks, I made my first sale, then, another one, and so on… I was not the only one to think that kind of software would be cool!

Then, during the following year, I took time to listen to my customers and I enhanced Slide Effect on almost every aspects. This was a very interesting and exciting period for me: It was very interesting to talk to customers about what is cool actually on my software and what would be cooler. Thanks again for the feedback.

Obviously, I did all of this on my spare time. That was not easy: when your work is finished, you take care of your family, then you do something for your house, and, maybe, if you have the stamina, you work on Slide Effect…

So (roll the drums!), I took the decision to go full time on Slide Effect since beginning of 2010! (on 1st of March to be exact)

This is a very risky decision, as I don’t have enough sales yet to feed my family, but I want to try to be able to live from Slide Effect by the end of 2010. This is what I want to do since a long time, and I have the feeling that I won’t be able to achieve this goal only by working a few hours a day.

So the good news for you is that I have a lot of ideas and Slide Effect will gain a lot more new features next year.

In the pipeline, for the beginning of the year, I will probably create a “Pro” edition of Slide Effect with Powerpoint import/export (oups, I said the name) and the ability to use your own custom fonts. Then I will try to create a lot more background packages, and then I will continue to tick features on my 10 kilometers todo list.

(And, as always, I am widely open to each and every suggestions)

Well, stop talking about me: it is time for party!

I wish you a very happy and exciting new year 2010 and a merry Christmas! That will be an exciting year for me and Slide Effect!

After more than one year of service the old website is gone! The first version of the website was done in a bit of a hurry at the release of Slide Effect. So, these last weeks, I took the time to give Slide Effect the website it deserves.

I hope you appreciate this new website.

The look, obviously, has changed. But we changed also the overall organization of the whole content to be more intuitive.

This is just the beginning, we have a lot of ideas for this new website.

If you have any feedback or issues with this new website, feel free to mail me a comment at

Version 1.5.1 of Slide Effect has been released. It is a small bug fix minor update.

Release Notes:

  • Solar System Background: Lens Flare that was not visible on 1.5.0 are back.
  • 3D Transition: Enhanced Effect, added a new setting to choose the ease of the transition.
  • Tunnel Background: Corrected a bug when running two tunnel backgrounds on the same presentation.

Trial and full version have been updated and are available for all registered customers.

We have released a new background package for Slide Effect Presentation Creator: Looped Movies Background package.

This package is available for FREE for every users of Slide Effect Full Version.

Here follows a quick movie to preview the new backgrounds of this package:

Version 1.5.0 of Slide Effect has been released. So what’s hot on this new release?

  • Bullets: you can now add text with bullets to create really professional presentations.
  • Bullets Texts
  • Movies: Everything regarding movies have been reworked from import to export. The quality of the movie rendering is now much, much better.
  • Movies: You can now loop movies.
  • Movies: Quicktime (*.mov) movies are now allowed for import.
  • Effects: Player have been reworked to provide more seamless transition effects.
  • New Options: New “Press Key to start” option, and new setting to choose movie import quality (bitrate).
  • New Background Effect: A new “Looped Movies” background effect has been added.
  • Looped Movies
  • Bugs Fixes: A whole bunch of bugs have been fixed.

Trial and full version have been updated and are available for all registered customers.

Have fun!

We have released a new background package for Slide Effect Presentation Creator: Crystal Icons Background package.

This package is available for FREE for every users of Slide Effect Full Version.

Here follows a quick movie to preview the new backgrounds of this package:

We have released our first additional background package for Slide Effect Presentation Creator: Halloween Background package.

This package is available for FREE for every users of Slide Effect Full Version.

Here follows a quick movie to preview the new backgrounds of this package:

Version 1.4.1 of Slide Effect has been released. This is mainly a bug fix release to correct several nasty bugs introduced with 1.4.0.

It corrects a bug that cause a crash at startup of Slide Effect on some Windows localizations (due to the use of the coma instead of the dot for the decimal separator).

It also enhances a bit the overall speed of the user interface and add a new background option to the Clouds background mode.

Trial and full version have been updated and available for all registered customers.

We are really happy to announce the immediate release of Slide Effect Presentation Creator 1.4.0.

This version is the most important upgrade of Slide Effect since the beginning, and, as usual, this upgrade is free for all existing customers!

Here follows the (long) list of major new features and enhancements:

Multi-line text areas
You can now write a full multi line text in one single text object. You can also set the alignment (left,right and center) of it.

Multi line, multi charset support.
Multi line text in multiple language!

Extended charset support
Slide Effect is now able to use and display an extended charset. What does it mean? You are not anymore limited to standard English , but you can write text in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German or Turkish!

The bad news is that we do not support yet completely different charsets like Russian or Chinese.

Backgrounds Categories and templates

New Background selection interface

You will now found several categories of backgrounds. The idea is to provide customizable backgrounds as usual (located on “Customizable” category, and predefined ready to use backgrounds in several categories (Actually: “Abstract” and “Business”). We will provide additional optional background packages on our website that you will be able to download. These additional backgrounds will be grouped by subject (Business, Halloween, Wedding, Christmas, …)

New advanced particle mode
Create advanced particles effects.

A new “Advanced Particles” customizable background is available too.


Export your presentations
Export now as all-in-one file executable.

A new Standalone executable export option is available on the exportation dialog. Using this option, you will be able to create standalone executables without any installer.

Objects Rotation

You can now rotate your pictures and texts!
Rotate easily all your items.

All the objects you can put on a slide (texts, images, …) can be rotated using the bottom-left corner.

Drag and drop and copy/paste

Drag and drop your files directly in Slide Effect
The new contextual menu where you can set rotation, size and copy paste objects.

Drag and drop and copy paste is now fully implemented. Drag your movies or your images directly from your favorite paint package, copy a text, or directly import a chart you have made using Excel in one click! (well, maybe two)

You can do it using the keyboard, the mouse or using the contextual menu on the main tab.

Another nice new feature is the slide duplication: Just right click on the slide thumbnail and you will be able to duplicate it!

Image border
You can now add a black or white image border to your pictures to make it looks like a paper photo.

Add a border to your pictures
The new option available for pictures.
A nice photo border effect for this picture
A white paper photo effect.

The main preview tab now displays a preview of the background used. This way it is easier to move the text and others items directly in the correct place without previewing it.

Non standard DPI supported
Users who have a custom DPI for the size of the windows (also known as “Large Font”) will now be able to have a clean and standard user interface.

Bug Fixes
A lot of miscellaneous bugs have been fixed, take a look at the release note for full details.

Check it by yourself!

Trial version available here for download:

Full version available for all customers using your registered account.

Version 1.3.5 of Slide Effect has been released.

It is basically a minor bug fix version, because we introduced a regression bug in the last version when you use Slide Effect on directories with “special characters”, like ï or ã.

Here follows the main changes:

  • Bug Fix: Corrected a bug introduced on 1.3.4 (with Unicode support): some users were not able to put an image on a slide. It is now fixed.
  • Resize: Improved resize of items on the slide.
  • Resize: It is not possible anymore to resize an item to a size below zero.
  • Player: If the current screen resolution is bigger than 2048×1536, it does not throw an error anymore.

Trial and full version have been updated.