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I am working on it! 🙂 more info soon.
BTW: Spanish, Portuguese and German is already implemented in 1.4.0 beta.
In the actual version you are right, Slide Effect supports only French (ç,à,ä,é,ö,è,ü) and standard English.
I have plan to support Spanish characters into the next version (I hope to release it in 2-3 weeks).
I don’t use directly the Windows Fonts, I have to convert it into an internal format, this is why all the non-english characters are not supported automatically.
Thanks for the report, I will keep you in touch about this feature/issue.
Ok it is corrected on 1.3.4 version just released.
just an additional question: you said:
“the .scr file has to be in the c:\windows directory and the c:\windows\system32 directory for it to work”
Did you try to put it only on c:\windows or only on c:\windows\system32 ? It really has to be on the two directories?
Using my fault installer, where the .scr file was located at first?
Ok, thanks for the feedback, it helps me a lot. I will look at the installer script for screensavers to be Vista 64 compatible on the next release.
The next release will have an “expert” mode for movie export (you will be able to fine tune all the settings), some new 2D fonts and the usual bug fixes.
Then I will start to work to add new background effects.
Normally you should have the following:
In you “program file” directory (on vista it should be C:/Programs) you will find a directory with the name of your screensaver.. in it you will find Slide Effect player, the data of your screensaver and some dlls.
Then in your System directory (usually c:/Windows/System32) you will find the real screensaver (NAME_OF_YOUR_SCREENSAVER.scr)
That said, it is normal you cannot directly execute se.exe, as it is the player of the screensaver, but not the screensaver itself.
Please do the following:
– Download and install the solar system screensaver ( https://www.slide-effect.com/samples/solar_system_setup.exe ) and tell me if it works correctly.
– As you are running Vista 64 (and I don’t know well this OS) please check if the screensaver you just installed is on c:\windows\System32\NAME_OF_YOUR_SCREENSAVER.scr) and move it to c:\windows\System64. Then check if you can select it using right click on the desktop -> personalise-screensaver.
It is maybe an issue with Vista 64, but we will find a solution… anyway thanks for your report, I’m waiting for your feedback.
Added to my todo list.
Not an easy feature to add, but I agree with you: it is needed.
I can understand the need for this feature.
I will add a checkbox in the application settings to choose between full screen and windowed preview (default will be still windowed).
I will do it as soon as possible, but I cannot promise it for the next version.
I have on my todo list two things:
1) right mouse click or up/right arrow to go backward between slide (should be added in the next version)
2) “buttons objects” that can be added into the slide to create interactive presentations, menus or small game quizzes (later)
I will try to release the new version with point (1) end of next week, for the point (2) I will create a survey to know if users are interested in this functionality (as it requires some work).
Anyway thanks for your suggestions, they are welcome.
In the next version (I hope to release it this weekend, or beginning of next week), you will be able to set the order of your images/movies/text with a contextual menu (“Bring fo Front”, “Send to Back”).
It is not exactly related, but this way you should be able to browse your stacked images using “Send to Back” option.
Hope it helps.
The short answer is: you cannot.
The workaround is: move your 30 images on different parts of the screen.. set everything on it, then move it back to the center of the screen.
The long answer is: I know this issue, and I will do something to be able to select every objects by another way than clicking on it. (maybe a short list/tree that list all the objects on the slide). I hope to add this feature for 1.4.0 version, but I don’t know when I can release it.
Ok, I understand.
In fact, It is not a bug: each time a slide is displayed, the background is restarted, so yes if you use a cloudy background without any transitions, it won’t be seamless.
Why do we do this way?
Because if you changed something on the background settings (let’s say you changed the cloud density) between slides, we must reload the settings you have chosen and re-initialize the background with the new settings.
So, you are right, actually the best way to display your pictures is to put all your pictures in the same slide and use the delay and duration setting.
I will take a look to this problem and check if there is a way to have a seamless transition in the case where you have exactly the same background with the exact same settings, but I cannot promise I find a quick fix for this issue because it is not the way the internal system is working right now.
What do you mean by hiccups exactly? I just tried with two slides with a photo in it and no transitions and on my PC it is perfect.
Do you use any start/end transitions for your pictures?
the new release (1.3.1) is available on the “Product Updates” page and (I hope) it fixes your bug.
On the player side, it is virtually unlimited, as Slide Effect loads and cleans images between each slides.
On the editor side, it depends mainly on the amount of memory you have on your PC. But I think you can create easily a slideshow with more than 100 images… More than 100 is obviously possible but the user interface will become a bit slow.
In short, no clear limit: the more pictures you have, the more slower will be the interface (but the player will go full speed).