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on May 4, 2009
I have been waiting for this book for months. After reviewing some of the chapters in detail, I feel it does a very nice job explaining things, given the limitations that it is impossible to show every detail of every step for this powerful program. However,I really wish the screen shots (and text fonts) were larger! They are so small that viewing some of them requires a magnifying glass, at least for my over-40 year old eyes. I know there must be a production reason for this, but I consider it a significant issue.
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Author Jon Canfield suffers for the rigid design constraints of the Visual Quickstart Guides. Photodex ProShow is a very powerful program with a substantial learning curve for anyone trying to get the most out of it.

Canfield does an excellent job of guiding the new user through the basics and many of the advanced features of ProShow Gold and Producer. (A word to the unwary: the differences between the two versions are substantial. If you really want the most powerful slideshow production program available, spend the extra money and get ProShow Producer.) The problem arises from the fact that ProShow is almost entirely Graphical User Interface (GUI) driven. Unfortunately, the Visual Quickstart series is profusely illustrated in keeping with its name - but the illustrations are small to the point of being useless, without a magnifying glass. To his credit, Canfield has offered in response to complaints, to make a PDF version available. Good for him.

Canfield takes a very direct and matter of fact approach, which makes learning the nuances of this complicated application an efficient process.

Following the steps will not make you a ProShow expert, but it will make it possible for you turn out excellent slideshows while you build the experience that will make you a ProShow expert.

Jerry
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on May 26, 2009
The quick start guide is an excellent reference for beginners as well as some a little more advanced. I have been using the program now a few months and the book was very well laid out. I still find that it seems all the books written for proshow are trying to get you to step up to the next version. It would be nice if the book had a few more tips on those areas where right click finds other menus etc. All in all a good book though and very well illustrated.
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on September 26, 2010
I really like this book, since I am a how-to person. I like how it walks you you through projects.
Unlike Secrets of Proshow Experts that comes with CD, this book has no CD with it, in the book it does mention a companion site but thats a lie. No site available. I would really like to see the site to practice with the book
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on April 23, 2009
I have used Proshow Producer since it was first released and found that it was a wonderful program for creating simple or professional slide shows. Canfield's book explains and illustrates clearly every move required to make slide shows that will have your audience asking for more. The program itself can be somewhat complex in the areas of layers and keyframing but this book has cleared up those areas for me and has increased my ability with the program to a great extent. I recommend it highly!
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on February 5, 2014
It is not an in-depth tutorial but rather basic in design to get a person to be able to make a slide show without much knowledge of the software It is quite basic.
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on December 30, 2010
i learned how to use the program while waiting for the book to arrive. it did not give me any more useful information, such as trimming silence between songs on the audio track. you are far more better off downloading the free manual from psg's website.
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on August 23, 2010
Should you own Photoshow Gold, Save your money. You can get better info on youtube. The chapters that I was excited about are only for Producer which in Not indicated in the ads. Beware and save your money for Styles from Photodex. Very Disappointed.
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on June 26, 2013
A superlative application combining power and choice with wide range of add-ons a logical and an easy to use interface.
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on July 14, 2009
I have owned Photodex Proshow for several years. I ordered the book by Jon Canfield to learn more about the advance features. I found the book to be easy to read and understand. I only hope Jon Canfield will follow up this book with more advanced books on Photodex Proshow.
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