Sunday, October 15, 2006
Make your slideshows stand out with Photodex ProShow Gold 3.0. The software lets you add an unlimited number of photo and video layers, filling each slide with more creative effects. You can pan, zoom, rotate and crop images along with animating captions and enhancing transitions. The user interface now includes waveform in the soundtrack bar, a new slide options dialog, a "favorites" pane and more. List Price: $79 (boxed); $69 (download). Contact: Photodex, (800) 37-PHOTO, www.photodex.com.
Step up your photography using a portable 3-step ladder from Adorama that will add up to 30 inches to your height for unique photo perspectives. The ladder handles up to 300 pounds and also folds into a hand truck capable of holding 250 pounds. You just flip the rear of the top step, fold the ladder, swing out the hand truck platform and lean the unit back onto its wheels. The unit folds to 6.5 inches flat for easy transport and storage. List Price: $59. Contact: Adorama, (800) 223-2500, www.adorama.com.
Give your photos a creative edge. With PhotoFrame 3 for Photoshop Elements, hundreds of professionally designed frames, mattes and edges are at your fingertips. PhotoFrame users can also get creative with 20 signature frames and edge effects designed by photographer and PCPhoto columnist, Rick Sammon. His set is the first in an ongoing series of customized collections to come from the pros. List Price: $69 (PhotoFrame 3), $39 (Sammon collection). Contact: onOne Software, (888) 968-1468, www.onOnesoftware.com.
Make backing up your files a quick and painless procedure with Store-It portable hard drives. The EZ-Touch One Button Backup system is what makes it all so simple. Store-It is a Hitachi Travelstar hard drive equipped with Retrospect backup software. The 2.5-inch drive has a rugged aluminum casing for durability and comes in five sizes. List Price: $99 (40 GB). Contact: Pexagon Technology, (203) 453-7300, www.pexagontech.com.
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