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Talking Slide

Type of Program: Slide presentations
Supported Platforms: Win 9x/ME/2000/NT/XP
Company Name: Reallusion
Price: 39.95


Yet another gem from Reallusion.  TalkingSlide is a quick and easy tool to create powerful and visually-enriched slide presentations in a matter of minutes! You can create a slide show, import multimedia files, preview the slide show and export the presentation, all with a few clicks of the mouse. You can also create and view slide shows with a Talking Head to narrate your slide show, and insert additional media files to present your material in a dynamic manner.  It has an easy to use and navigate interface and comes with enough templates and layouts to enable you to create up to 216 different templates.  There is also lip synch for the Talking Head.  TalkingSlide provides two ways to create and enhance your slide show. The Talking Head acts as your representative to present the slide show to the audience. Additionally, you can insert image or media files for providing more information to your viewers.  File formats supported are JPG, GIF, BMP for images and SWF,WMV and RM for media files.

PowerPoint slides, digital photos, images, macromedia flash, videos or html content can all be imported as your slide content. Once complete, your slideshow can be view locally on your PC, published to the intranet, internet or on a CD.  TalkingSlide creates dynamic rich-media talking animated presentations and photo slideshows by seamlessly adding a CrazyTalk interactive talking guide or audio-narration. Viewers are then guided slide-by-slide by the accompanying speech.

Features include:

       User customized image styles for large sizes (1024x768, 800x600, 640x480) as well as special sizes of output.

       24 Slide transitions with user-defined delay.

       Capability to import image as well as multimedia files for each slide.

       Lip synchronization of Talking Head with slide show.

       Auto play function to set your slide show to start playing automatically.

       Auto loop function to set your slide show to loop continuously.

       Auto jump slide to set your slide show to advance the slides sequentially and automatically.

       Audio input can be taken from all available audio devices, and volume control can be adjusted using the PC's volume controls

       User defined fonts and backgrounds.

       Ability to export projects.

       HTML Code Copy function to enable embedding the TalkingSlide slide show in your online documents.

       Extended capability to edit Talking Image and Talking Message by working cohesively with CrazyTalk.

       Supported file formats for import: JPG, GIF, BMP for images and SWF,WMV and RM for media files.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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