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Flip Album 5 Professional

Type of Program: Digital Album
Supported platforms: Win 95/98/ME/2000/XP
Company Name: E-Book Systems
Price: $149.95 or $129.95 (offer price July 2003)


Flip Album 5 Professional goes a step further than Flip Album 5 Suite

With this program you can Create and Distribute 3D Page-Flipping Digital Albums on CDs which are also playable in the more modern DVD players. The actual flipping of the pages is absolutely realistic and reflects the high quality you find throughout the program. Easy to use and packed with features like drag and drop photos onto the page, auto creation of album from folder, text annotation, sound, Print entire photo album or selected pages. Individual photos can be printed on standard 4R/8R size or Avery labels, built in themes and borders, photo retouching, centerfold layout, 3d and drop shadow effects, multiple photos on one page, transparency support and a whole host more. Flip Album supports most standard images and multimedia formats: .opf, .gif, .tif, .bmp, .jpg, .pcx, .ico, .wmf, .pcd, .png, .psd, .wav, .mid, .avi, .mpg and .mp3.

Designing your photo albums is easy and has a degree of WYSIWYG so you get instant viewing of your work. You can even design and import your own themes and borders to add to the themes and borders already supplied. The program automatically sets up your contents and index pages and again you can drag and drop to re-arrange the order and all relevant indexes are updated automatically. Albums can be uploaded to the web for viewing online as well.

This professional version also includes:
Commercial Distribution
Sell your customized photo album CDs or distribute them as promotional tools. Profit from it.
CD Password option
You can assign a password to your photo album CD to prevent unauthorized access.
Image encryption option
Protect your copyrighted material to prevent unauthorized copying of images from your CDs.
Watermark option
You can add watermarks of your name or copyright message onto your album images.
Print lock option
You can control your recipientsí ability to print photos and images from your CDs.
Add your own URL on the book background of the photo album.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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