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Screensaver Factory 3 Pro

Type of Program: Screensaver Builder
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Blumentals Software
Version: 3.0
Price: $38.85


This is an absolutely super program that makes professional screensaver construction an absolute breeze.  It has a brilliantly simple but comprehensive user interface that absolutely anybody with a brain cell could use. You can make screensavers from any combination of images, video and flash animation, adding background music and over 100 smooth picture transition effects. Screensaver Factory also generates standalone screensaver files and you can also make self-installing screensavers for easy distribution. As if that's not enough you can make screensavers for sale using special features for shareware authors - registration keys, functionality limitations, customizable nag-screen, readme information file and license agreement.

Features include:
Create screensavers from images, videos, flash animation and sound files, create standalone screensaver files in SCR format, make screensaver setups for easy distribution, create time and feature limited trial screensavers, make shareware screensavers with nag-screens and registration keys, make screensavers for promotional purposes.

Screensaver Factory 3 has:

         Very smooth graphics processing

         Support for all popular image and video formats

         Over 100 smooth, customizable image transition effects

         Various background options - solid, gradient or textured

         Support for WAV, MIDI, MP3 and WMA sound files

         Customizable screensaver configuration and about dialog boxes

         Compression for large image and sound files

This is a "Must Have" piece of software which if you try you will want to buy.  Highly recommended.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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