FlipAlbum 6 Pro

Type of Program: 3D Album Creator
Supported Platforms: Win XP/ME/2000/98
Company Name: E-Book Systems
Version: 6
Price: $159.95
Installed Size: 100mb


If you're looking for a high quality program that lets you create digital photo albums, product catalogs, scrapbooks and e-newsletters with a realistic, book-like interface and flipping pages that are more natural, familiar and intuitive to a wider audience, then you won't go wrong with FlipAlbum 6 Pro. Albums you create can be burned to CD in MPEG-2 format which can then be played in most modern DVD players as well as PC.
Just look at what it can do:

- create pages with multiple photos and text annotations
- have as many pages in an album as your CD can hold
- add MP3 tracks as page or background music
- embed MPEG-1 or AVI video on any page
- have multiple albums on a CD. Album covers will be displayed in digital bookshelf; clicking on an album cover will open the album.
- use built-in themes for album covers, page & book backgrounds, and separators
- burn CDs that will play on both PCs and Macs** (no software installation required) .
- create DVDs or Video CDs that will play on players that support DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW media.

You can create your own themes and any fonts you use are embedded eliminating the need for the end user to have that font on their machine. You can include GIFs animated or otherwise, add your own crop shapes, select different built in templates which can be used commercially and customize the Table of Contents. Positioning of objects and annotations on the page is drag and drop and there is of course snap to grid if required as well as an align tool. If it all seems a bit bewildering there is a QuickStart Wizard. A 3-step wizard to guide new users in creating an album quickly by opening a folder of images, selecting the page layout and a theme for your photo album. The list of features goes on - a built in Photo editor, 3D and shadow effects, transparency support, translucent annotation text tool and works with .opf, .gif, .tif, .bmp, .jpg, .pcx, ico, .wmf, .pcd, .png, .psd, .wav, .mid, .avi, .mpg, and .mp3. formats. Plus for copyright protection, FlipAlbum 6 Pro lets you encrypt your photos, set passwords and expiry dates, disable printing and add watermarks to the photos in your albums.

FlipAlbum 6 Pro is a very comprehensive but not complex tool with which you can produce stunning distributable digital photo albums, product catalogs, scrapbooks and e-newsletters with consummate ease and I can't recommend it too highly. They say "Try before you buy", I say "Try and you will buy".

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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