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[Windows] Create beautiful photo/video galleries or slideshows with iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory

2013-01-30_214406 [1]With the availability of so many website to upload photos and videos to share with others (Facebook, Imgur, etc.) photo and video galleries and/or slideshows are becoming less and less used day by day. However, there are still some needs for photo and video galleries/slideshows and iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory is a program that helps you create them. Let’s see if it is worth your time.

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

Main Functionality

iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory helps you create galleries or slideshows of your photos/videos. You pick from out of 9 templates to use, add your photos/videos to that template, customize the transitions or other settings as desired, and output the galleries as SWF, standalone EXE, screensaver, video, HTML5 video, or upload online. Once outputted, you can share galleries with others.

The important thing to note here is even though the name of the program includes ‘Flash’, you can create more than Flash galleries with this program.

Pros

Cons

Discussion

2013-01-30_214414 [2]What can I say about iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory. Well, for one thing, it is extremely easy to use. Second, it has 9 templates you use to create your slideshows. Third, slideshows (or galleries, whatever you want to call them) can be of photos, videos, or a combination of both. Last, when you are happy with your slideshow/gallery, you can output it in a various different ways (mentioned above in ‘Pros’).

Between the ‘Main Functionality’, ‘Pros’, and ‘Cons’  sections of this review shown above, you should have a good idea of what iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory is and what it does; I’m not going to repeat myself (too much). Rather, I want to tell you why you should probably stay away from this program:

CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK

Combine the absurd price, bugs, lack of template selection, and potential security risk of webcam access, and iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory gets a big ‘not recommended’ from dotTech. This program, in my opinion, just is not worth it.

If you are looking for freeware solutions that can create galleries or slideshows, off the top of my head I know of Anvsoft Photo Flash Maker Free [4] which is a fairly good program. Windows Movie Maker can also be used to create photo or video slideshows, but they can only be output as videos not actual slideshows. I’m sure there are tons of other freewares that do the same thing.

Price: $19.95/$29.95 per template or $99.95/$179.95 for all of them

Version reviewed: 1.6.0.0

Supported OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Download size: 13MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/46 [5]

Is it portable? No

iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory homepage [6]