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Flash Screensaver Builder

Type of Program: Screensaver composer
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Company Name: Xemico
Version: 4.24
Price: $39.00(non commercial) $69.00(commercial limited offer)

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I am very impressed with this program and am certain that you will be too. This screensaver maker allows you to combine Flash SWF files, images, text and multimedia in a standard screensaver. It offers four user interfaces with different complexity: Flash-to-SCR quick tool, one-step screensaver templates, wizard interface and simple yet effective command language.

It is extremely easy to use and even has its own command language which my granny could master easily. The command language gives you that feeling of self satisfaction and also makes you feel as if you had programmed the whole thing. However if you can't be bothered with that there is a "One Step" option which just involves a couple of mouse clicks to create your screensaver. The ability to run Flash and other effects side by side is amazing and opens up endless possibilities especially with the 84 transition effects available. There is also an option to assign a hot key that automatically opens a web browser with a selected URL when the user clicks to exit a screensaver.

Features include: Flash-to-SCR quick tool, step-by-step wizard user interface, Also makes screen saver from a template using images and/or flash files from selected folder, powerful command language for advanced users, makes brand-free screen saver installer with preview, turns any Flash file into standard screen saver easily, show Flash together with other visual components, 84 image transition effects, letter-by-letter text display, supports WAV, AVI, MP3, SWF media files

This will have you turning out highly professional screensavers in no time at all. There is also a non-Flash version (Active Screensaver Builder) at $29.00 if you don't have access to any Flash programs.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie


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