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Amara Flash Intro and Banner Builder

Type of Program: Flash Intro and Banner Builder
Supported Platforms: Win all
Company Name: Amara Software
Version: 1
Price: $39.95


Amara Software describes themselves as "New kids on the block" but I can tell you they have hit the ground running. Amara Flash Intro and Banner Builder is just one of their Flash tools and what an excellent tool.

If you want to build one of those eye-catching flash banners or a snazzy site intro with consummate ease then this is the tool for you. Stunningly simple to use and packed full of intuitive features including :

  • Use an unlimited number of text blocks (lines)

  • Use different fonts, styles, colors, sizes etc. within one animation

  • Create any intro or banner you can think of

  • Automatic 'skip intro' link option

  • Flexible text positioning within your animation

  • Many different text effects to choose from

  • Make the text freeze as long as you want

  • Have your text appear and disappear at any time

  • URL links and Target Frames options for each text block

  • Import music files for background music

  • Background colors

  • Border colors

  • Movie dimensions

  • Easy to update

  • WYSIWYG interface

  • Transition Time control

  • Sound volume settings

  • Insert background pictures

  • Save as Flash animation (SWF)

  • Import Gif, BMP, JPEG and PNG files

Everything is clearly laid out and easy to use and there are also step by step tutorials online. There is even a dedicated help section for inserting flash movies into applications such as Dreamweaver, Front Page, Net Objects etc.

A very nice piece of software. Highly recommended

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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