For immediate release
July 13, 2005
Launch of Amara Photo Animation Software
Amara Software has just launched its Amara
Photo Animation Software, allowing users to bring
motion to their still photos in a slideshow, with lots of
options such as pan and zoom (the 'Ken Burns' effect), as
well as pauses, text over picture, hyperlinks and background
This professional but easy-to-use tool lets users create exciting,
interactive movies with flowing motions, by creating paths
through their still digital images. Users just click to define
key points anywhere in their photos, forming a timeline, and
then assign functions to each key point such as zoom in/zoom
out, fade in/fade out and pause. It is also easy to add text
and hyperlinks to key points in the photos.
Another option is to turn panorama photos into a 360-degree
panning view. Great for virtual tours, showing website visitors
around a house or office. Of users can let visitors freely
'walk', i.e. scroll through photos using their mouse. Large,
detailed photos can be zoomed into deeply, and no longer need
to take up the whole screen.
Photo Animation Software, users don't need programming
skills or knowledge of Flash. The program saves people considerable
time and effort, while giving them the professional results
they want. A virtual tour of one complex image, or an entire
slideshow of many photos - it's all possible with this Photo
The program creates an SWF file that can be used directly
in websites, as well as in programs such as PowerPoint, Macromedia
Flash and Director, HTML editors, etc.
Photo Animation Software is a trialware program,
so anyone can first try out the free shareware version before
deciding to buy it. The unregistered version can be downloaded
for free from the Amara Software website, and is fully functional,
but the 'save' function is disabled. In order to save creations,
users must get the registered version by purchasing Amara
Photo Animation Software for just US$49.95 via the secure
payment service link on the Amara Software website. Once they've
bought it, users will get free updates forever.
With this new software package, Amara has created a 'brother'
for its successful Amara Slideshow Software (http://www.amarasoftware.com/flash-slide-show.htm),
launched in June 2004. Amara Photo Animation Software
is the fifth program in Amara Software's range of creative
Flash applications that are taking the Flash tool market by
More information about Amara Photo Animation Software
is available on the website, where you can also see some working
examples of photo slide shows created with the program: www.amarasoftware.com/flash-photo-animations.htm.
For any other questions, please e-mail the program's creator
is the developer of no-nonsense animation software programs, making it
easier for people to create Flash elements for their website.
Other animation programs by Amara Software are:
News Ticker (http://www.amarasoftware.com/flash-news-ticker.htm)
Menu and Button Maker (http://www.amarasoftware.com/flash-menu-builder.htm)
Slideshow Software (http://www.amarasoftware.com/flash-slide-show.htm)
Intro and Banner Builder (http://www.amarasoftware.com/flash-banner-software.htm)