T1. DVD Slideshow Buider
DVD Slideshow Builder is a nifty photo slideshow maker that can convert photos and videos to DVD. It is a nice way to put a DVD presentation and you can include DVD menus. It is a powerful yet easy to use DVD slideshow creator. Easily combine photos, videos, and music to DVD slideshow with custom voice over and titles. Create, preserve and share memories on TV, Web & Devices.
For stunning presentations that you can also put on-line Flash is by far the best presentation technology on the market. The animation effects and the ability to import video are stunning. The biggest problem is that it takes a high degree of proficiency to get it to work for you. I have been on a couple of day classes and still find it extremely difficult to do even a most basic presentation. There are quite a number of examples of Flash Presentations you can find on the web.
3. Open Office Impress
Open Office Impress is the free open source presentation technology. It contains a number of features not available in PowerPoint. See our posts on Is Open Office Impress better than PowerPoint? and Free Impress Templates.
4. Apple Keynote
For those of you using Macs there is a small community of people who use Apple Keynote. They have just brought out a new version.
If you want to make your presentations fly then you will need a way of easily editing images – for example to adjust the colours, or make images transparent. We use Photoshop a lot – but you could also use the open source equivalent Gimp.
NXPowerLite can compress files by as much as 75%, making them easier to use, store and share. It reduces file sizes more significantly than zip compression and removes the need to unzip.
7. PowerPlugs Charts
If you want to make professional looking graphs and charts in PowerPoint then you will find the PowerPlugs Charts pretty hard to beat. The only downside is that once you have made the chart it is not easily possible to e-mail it to other people and allow them to change the image.
A nifty little tool for making 3d shapes for PowerPoint.
Like it or loathe it, PowerPoint is here to stay. At 20 years old it is still the leading presentation software. At one point it was estimated that there are 30 million PowerPoint presentations given every day.
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