Product Revisions

  • Photo to Movie (Mac OS)
  • Version 5.2.0, September 24, 2012
  • Added 64-bit support (Mac OS).
  • Improved rendering on Mac OS 10.7 and later.
  • Improved audio recording on Mac OS 10.7 and later.
  • Improved video clip support on Mac OS 10.7 and later.
  • Version 5.0.7, January 05, 2012
  • Added feature to check for missing media files (menu item File > Check Media...).
  • Fixed intermittent file dialog crash on Mac OS Lion.
  • Improved handling of user selected image aspect ratios.
  • Version 5.0.6, December 20, 2011
  • Added floating layout.
  • Fixed open file dialog.
  • Version 5.0.5, December 07, 2011
  • Fixed intermittent crash occurring when using any file dialog.
  • Fixed bug where menu items and keyboard shortcuts weren't always available.
  • Allow grouping of single photos for layout purposes.
  • Fixed crash while compressing multiple photos to near zero duration.
  • Version 5.0.4, September 13, 2011
  • Fixed intermittent crash bug when clicking menus and quitting application.
  • Improved default title style to include shadow and alignment.
  • Added ability to set text alignment on multiple titles simultaneously.
  • Updated 'Advancing' layout to work on wider variety of graphics cards.
  • Version 5.0.3, September 24, 2011
  • Improved high definition rendering quality by enabling automatic frame sync.
  • Improved performance with hundreds of photos in timleine.
  • Version 5.0.2, September 01, 2011
  • Fixed scroll bar bug in timeline.
  • Fixed bug in collage layout to make it more random.
  • Version 5.0.1, August 21, 2011
  • Fixed crash when double clicking on documents to open application.
  • Fixed problem loading NEF files.
  • Fixed problem with gather media.
  • Fixed problem in setting marker start times.
  • Fixed problem in scaling of photo style background.
  • Version 5.0.0, June 28, 2011
  • Added photo layouts such as 2x2 grid and collage.
  • Added photo effects such as blur, vignette, etc.
  • Added background effects such as photo or pattern.
  • Added timeline markers for audio and photos.
  • Added marker effects such as jitter, color burst, etc.
  • Improved aspect ratio controls for key frames.
  • Restored voice recorder (missing since version 4.2).
  • Version 4.7.4, April 08, 2011
  • Improved rendering on some older graphics cards.
  • Improved default title styles to include shadow.
  • Improved copy and paste style to include shadow.
  • Improved media browser drag and drop to show outline of photos.
  • Improved reliability of video playback.
  • Improved reliability of gather media command.
  • Version 4.7.3, February 17, 2011
  • Fixed problem drawing some transitions (gradient wipe).
  • Fixed problem with send movies to iDVD.
  • Fixed problem setting background of text editor.
  • Fixed background issue in full screen mode.
  • Improved performance of large media libraries in media browser.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts Cmd-Less and Cmd-Greater for zooming key frames.
  • Version 4.7.2, January 13, 2011
  • Fixed localization bugs.
  • Fixed problem with crash recovery.
  • Version 4.7.1, December 17, 2010
  • Fixed bug rendering to non-QuickTime files such as .dv or .mp4.
  • Fixed motion blur problems when including transparent titles or photos.
  • Fixed timing bug when adding title linked to existing photo.
  • Version 4.7.0, October 09, 2010
  • Add ability to insert video clips in timeline
  • Add ability to resize height of tracks in timeline
  • Version 4.6.0, July 14, 2010
  • Added YouTube and iDVD panel to Make Movie dialog.
  • Added ability to link titles to specific photos.
  • Added ability to automatically label all photos with name, date, time, etc.
  • Added ability to change font and color of multiple titles at once.
  • Added ability to align multiple titles to each other.
  • Added ability to add graphic objects in much the same way as titles are added.
  • Added a panel for setting the background of titles.
  • Version 4.5.4, May 05, 2010
  • Added support for text shadows on titles.
  • Added Swedish localizations.
  • Improved timeline performance.
  • Improved stability and problem reporting mechanism.
  • Improved previous version file loading (title fonts/styles).
  • Fixed bug when using media files with # in their file names.
  • Fixed bug after double clicking on key frames.
  • Fixed bug when redrawing audio waveforms.
  • Fixed bug in expanding file folders.
  • Fixed bug in reverse key frames command.
  • Fixed bug when opening .ptm41 files in Open Dialog.
  • Fixed bug when rendering files with photos containing non-English letters in path.
  • Fixed bug with rendering title effects.
  • Fixed bug after undoing title or audio dragging.
  • Fixed several title editing/drawing bugs.
  • Fixed bug where timeline zoom slider would return to left when editing document.
  • Fixed bug when entering title and audio time values with colons.
  • Fixed problem when audio had negative start time.
  • Version 4.5.2, April 11, 2010
  • Added Cut transition to avoid setting transition duration to 0.0.
  • Added Transition... button when editing blank images.
  • Added keyboard shortcut for Add Key Frame.
  • Added another option for rendering for AppleTV.
  • Improved responsiveness of media browser.
  • Improved loading of old document files.
  • Fixed several bugs in media browser.
  • Fixed several crash bugs (Thanks to anyone who reported crashes).
  • Fixed 2nd dock icon when rendering movie on Mac OS.
  • Fixed Font and Color panels so they don't lose their connection to text.
  • Fixed several keyboard handling errors (delete and spacebar).
  • Fixed connection of Ctrl-X to Edit > Cut on Windows.
  • Fixed problems entering fractional frame rates in Document Info.
  • Fixed several defaults when making a movie.
  • Version 4.2.7, October 15, 2009
  • Fixed more crashes in Snow Leopard, particularly with portrait oriented images.
  • Fixed minor problem with low-resolution preview during scrubbing portrait images.
  • Fixed media browser to work more consistently.
  • Version 4.2.6, September 30, 2009
  • Fixed occasional, but significant crash in Snow Leopard.
  • Version 4.2.5, July 10, 2009
  • Fixed occasional crash in OpenGL transition rendering.
  • Fixed support for NEF RAW images and some other uncommon image formats.
  • Fixed problem when dragging titles with in/out effect set to Move.
  • Updated media browser to fix minor bugs.
  • Version 4.2.4, April 08, 2009
  • Added option to show or open rendered file in Finder after rendering for QuickTime files.
  • Fixed bug with timeline updates when making certain changes to key frames.
  • Fixed bug where the 'missing image' indicator would not always be properly drawn.
  • Fixed UI drawing bug in Make Movie dialog.
  • Version 4.2.3, February 06, 2009
  • Added ability to replace a photo or audio by right clicking on the item in the timeline.
  • Fixed bug where rendering would sometimes render at wrong frame rate (15fps rather than 29.97fps for instance).
  • Fixed bug where Fit Photos to Audio would sometimes choose wrong audio duration.
  • Fixed bug with image distorted when background color set to 100% transparent.
  • Version 4.2.2, December 24, 2008
  • Improved sorting intelligence when dragging in photos to prevent sorting ordered sets of photos from iPhoto and Aperture.
  • Fixed bug where several transitions would render incorrectly on some machines.
  • Version 4.2.1, November 14, 2008
  • Fixed title text justification problems.
  • Fixed problem where image flickered between high and low resolution resulting in bad performance when switching between photos in timeline.
  • Version 4.2.0, October 27, 2008
  • Added new title effects such as move, scale, typewriter, and more.
  • Added new menu command Audio > Fit Photos to Audio (Cmd-F).
  • Added command to gather all media into a single folder.
  • Added ability to specify movie sizes with aspect ratios other than standard 4:3 or widescreen 16:9.
  • Added menu items to quickly move to next and previous photo (under Photo menu).
  • Added contextual menus for photos and music to open and reveal originals in the Finder.
  • Added ability to drop folders of photos or music into document from Finder.
  • Speed-ups and memory footprint improvements, especially in thumbnail generation.
  • Improved copy and paste to include transitions, makes copying entire documents easier.
  • Improved default title behavior (selection, timing, etc.).
  • Improved stability of media browser.
  • Photos and other media is now sorted alphabetically when being added to document.
  • Cosmetic improvements to transition menu.
  • Cosmetic improvements to scrubber time display for international users.
  • Version 4.1.7, September 17, 2008
  • Important bug fix when using documents with hundreds of photos.
  • Version 4.1.6, August 14, 2008
  • Improved stability when license key window automatically appears during launch.
  • Improved stability when closing windows.
  • Improved stability for certain audio timing during playback.
  • Improved stability for media browser.
  • Improved stability when calculating audio waveforms.
  • Fixed bug in media browser where initial selection would not display images.
  • Changed title editing to keep center constant rather then lower left corner.
  • Added easier way to add/remove custom folders to media browser by Cmd- (or right-) clicking in window.
  • Version 4.1.5, August 01, 2008
  • Added support for Adobe Lightroom 2.x libraries in media browser.
  • Improved stability during thumbnail calculation on various graphics cards.
  • Improved stability of Adobe Lightroom libraries in media browser.
  • Improved crash reporting mechanism for improved feedback to developers.
  • Fixed minor bug when unchecking title fade-in/out checkboxes.
  • Version 4.1.4, June 30, 2008
  • Improved responsiveness while clicking on images in the timeline.
  • Improved handling of rendering errors during transitions.
  • Fixed more memory issues.
  • Fixed potential rendering crash during thumbnail calculation.
  • Fixed level meter on voice recorder in Intel machines.
  • Version 4.1.3, June 11, 2008
  • Fixed color issue during rendering under Mac OS 10.4.
  • Version 4.1.2, June 10, 2008
  • Added Color Drop transition, available with Extended Transition Plug-in.
  • Added button in motion path inspector to edit associated transitions.
  • Improved performance and memory footprint while previewing and rendering.
  • Improved performance while scrubbing through large slide shows while thumbnails are loading.
  • Improved timeline drawing to make overlapping titles and audio more apparent.
  • Improved cross fade transition rendering performance on non-Quartz Extreme video cards.
  • Improved pan angle control for QTVR so that it can accept values outside of 0-360 degree range, allowing full circular panning.
  • Changed search for missing images to avoid mounting unmounted volumes.
  • Changed QuickTime High Definition rendering formats to use AAC rather than LPCM.
  • Fixed problem loading transitions from older files where all transitions would load as cross dissolve.
  • Fixed problem displaying full resolution image when loading many images in timeline.
  • Fixed problem where real time preview would flicker black if thumbnail images were loading simultaneously.
  • Fixed progress indicator during multi-pass rendering so that it displays overall progress rather pass progress.
  • Fixed several problems in media browser: searching, folder views, and more.
  • Version 4.1.1, April 23, 2008
  • Fixed problem loading PICT files.
  • Fixed problem when photo updated outside of application.
  • Added support for new style license keys.
  • Version 4.1.0, April 01, 2008
  • Numerous new transitions include page curl, mosaic, and more.
  • Support for multiple audio and title tracks.
  • Resizable timeline section of main window.
  • Improved rendering capabilities.
  • New media browser (including Aperture).
  • Preferences for default timing preferences.
  • Added automatic updating via the Sparkle framework.
  • Version 4.0.9, January 14, 2008
  • Fixed problem where iPhoto library could sometimes not be found.
  • Changed several menu item shortcuts to be Leopard friendly.
  • Version 4.0.8, July 13, 2007
  • Fixed problem when rendering to QuickTime movie file under QuickTime 7.2.
  • Version 4.0.7, June 06, 2007
  • Fixed problem when loading photos with unsupported metadata.
  • Fixed DV audio export to be 48Khz.
  • Fixed minor translation errors.
  • Added capability to set the title background color (via the Font Panel).
  • Improved registration for retail (boxed) versions.
  • Version 4.0.6, February 12, 2007
  • Fixed problem reloading audio from older versions.
  • Fixed problem selecting missing audio.
  • Fixed problem in audio playback when some audio is missing.
  • Fixed memory leaks while rendering long movies.
  • Fixed problem audio encoding problems.
  • Improved import photos to remember last used folder.
  • Version 4.0.5, December 21, 2006
  • Fixed problem loading recorded audio (bug introduced in version 4.0.4).
  • Version 4.0.4, November 29, 2006
  • Added preference panel for displaying full screen playback on secondary display.
  • Added options to motion templates to use title safe photo boundaries, enabled by default.
  • Improved tracking of referenced files for documents saved in this version or later.
  • Improved 'No Motion' motion template to adhere to use zoom value.
  • Fixed problem where default settings in Make Movie were not always saved.
  • Fixed problem with audio when looping full screen playback.
  • Fixed problem with repeated full screen playback on Mac OS X 10.3.9.
  • Fixed minor localization issues.
  • Version 4.0.3, October 23, 2006
  • Added scrubber controls to full screen preview.
  • Added ability to delete photos from document directly in photo organizer.
  • Added loop option to full screen preview.
  • Added audio scrubbing during scrubbing.
  • Fixed problem with images appearing at low resolution in rare cases.
  • Fixed problem with sending movies to newer versions of iDVD.
  • Fixed problem with recorder and key frame panels losing track of document.
  • Fixed problem when stretching photos to match multiple audio tracks.
  • Fixed problem when reordering photos to preserve relative times of titles and recorded audio.
  • Fixed problem when reordering photos to preserve absolute times of non-recorded audio.
  • Fixed problem when reordering photos to preserve overall duration.
  • Fixed problem with screen saver or sleep during long full screen previews.
  • Fixed problem loading 16-bit TIFF images on Intel machines.
  • Fixed problem loading CMYK images.
  • Fixed problem when closing window while waveform for recorded audio being calculated.
  • Improved export to iDVD so that now it sets disc name.
  • Version 4.0.2, September 15, 2006
  • Fixed problem when rendering cube transition with a flipped photo.
  • Improved display of selected motion paths in timeline.
  • Improved retail online registration process.
  • Version 4.0.1, August 07, 2006
  • Fixed problem when exporting movie to same filename after crash.
  • Fixed problem where a loaded, unchanged document was automatically closed when loading another document.
  • Fixed problem with scrollbar updating in timeline.
  • Fixed crash when pressing F6 to start fullscreen preview while fullscreen preview already running.
  • Fixed problem where audio items added after missing audio in reloaded document would not be rendered.
  • Fixed problem with height field in QuickTime custom rendering panel sometimes showing garbage.
  • Fixed problems when stretching photos in timeline with multiple motion paths.
  • Fixed documentation problem where key references were missing.
  • Fixed problem when splitting or trimming recorded audio.
  • Fixed problem where recorded audio would disappear just after recording.
  • Fixed problem when trying to resave a file loaded from an older version.
  • Fixed problem loading audio from older version files.
  • Fixed crash when changing one of the media files just after cancelling make movie operation.
  • Fixed problem where make movie dialog was disabled after cancelling dialog asking for filename.
  • Fixed case where blank images duration could be set to zero.
  • Fixed problem with calculating hold durations when stretching photos.
  • Fixed problem where scrubber would move to different location when making selection in zoomed timeline.
  • Fixed crash when hitting cancel twice in make movie dialog.
  • Fixed crash when closing document while a waveform is being calculated.
  • Version 4.0.0, June 19, 2006
  • Added full screen preview.
  • Timeline now works properly at all zooms with unlimited images.
  • Improved the way missing images are handled.
  • Improved overall memory handling by fixing leaks and managing images in memory better.
  • Improved export system to be more goal oriented. Integrated with various 3rd party applications.
  • Added direct export to iMovie, iDVD, .Mac, Mail, and Toast.
  • Improved playback system for much smoother playback using OpenGL.
  • Sequence view is now split into its own key frame panel and works on selected motion path
  • Application is now a universal binary.
  • Added ability to drag and drop to reorder photos in timeline.
  • Added photo organizing window for reordering and sorting photos within document.
  • Version 3.3.2, July 17, 2007
  • Fixed problem when rendering to QuickTime movie file under QuickTime 7.2.
  • Version 3.3.1, February 22, 2006
  • Workaround a problem in recent QuickTime releases during exporting (generated error -8970)
  • Fixed a problem when loading JPEGs with corrupt EXIF headers
  • Fixed a problem when pasting two motion path with same image source
  • Version 3.3.0, December 30, 2005
  • Added support for iPod Video movie export format
  • Fixed problem where some audio would not play or export properly
  • Version 3.2.3, May 25, 2005
  • Fixed bug that could cause crash during export (more frequently under Mac OS X 10.4)
  • Version 3.2.2, April 18, 2005
  • Improved online registration process to confirm success/failure
  • Improved process of finding iPhoto libraries that have been moved to different volumes
  • Fixed bug when changing export formats, caused unpredictable results
  • Fixed bug so that text draws right side up on Mac OS X 10.4
  • Fixed bug during rendering of droplet transition
  • Version 3.2.1, March 22, 2005
  • Improved localizations (Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish)
  • Fixed bug when exporting widescreen to Email, Web, or CD-ROM
  • Fixed bug when adding music after 1st track using media browser
  • Version 3.2.0, February 28, 2005
  • Added media browser to browse for photos and audio in iPhoto and iTunes
  • Added ability to export to HD 1080i and HD 720p if codecs available
  • Added ability to set the default font style used for titles
  • Added ability to cut, copy, and paste audio tracks and titles
  • Added display of total movie duration in document window
  • Added menu item to insert key frame before selected key frame
  • Added menu item to add blank images after selected motion path
  • Added warning and filter for adding protected audio (.m4p)
  • Added ability to use any QuickTime transition in addition to built-in transitions
  • Added droplet transition
  • Improved performance with hundreds of images slightly
  • Improved performance for images with non-72dpi resolution
  • Improved performance when images are cached out of memory
  • Improved handling of scrubber when editing in sequence, sets scrubber to time of selection
  • Fixed bug which would cause skips in audio in rare cases
  • Fixed bug where alpha channel would not be exported properly even for codecs with support
  • Fixed bug where minimum key frame size was always 320x240; now it is based on export codec
  • Fixed bug where left and right arrows keys did not change selection consistently
  • Fixed bug where document was not marked as dirty when missing images were found
  • Version 3.1.9, September 17, 2004
  • Fixed bug causing crashes when trimming audio while waveform still being calculated
  • Fixed bug causing export to hang when computer has 4GB of memory
  • Fixed bug where background of cube transition would only draw black
  • Fixed bug where background within image in cube transition would only draw black
  • Fixed bug where stretching multiple motion paths a long way would not work properly
  • Fixed bug where stretching multiple motion paths to zero or negative would cause problems
  • Fixed bug where stretching single motion paths or blank images could set durations to zero
  • Fixed bug where entering zero duration for motion duration or blank duration caused problems
  • Improved reliability of reading corrupted data files
  • Improved registration window so it now accepts lowercase registration codes
  • Version 3.1.8, September 07, 2004
  • Fixed bug causing incorrect rendering in small group of users
  • Improved performance of timeline with hundreds of images
  • Version 3.1.7, August 24, 2004
  • Fixed bug causing memory leak when using cube transitions
  • Improved reliability of cube transition rendering
  • Improved help file with minor changes
  • Version 3.1.6, July 23, 2004
  • Fixed bug when reloading blank images and colors would all be set to one
  • Fixed bugs when trimming or splitting audio
  • Fixed waveform display after trimming or splitting audio
  • Version 3.1.5, July 02, 2004
  • Improved timeline performance when dragging (major)
  • Improved overall timeline performance (minor)
  • Version 3.1.4, June 25, 2004
  • Fixed all localizations (timeline was not showing scrubber)
  • Version 3.1.3, June 22, 2004
  • Added option for keeping key frame inside when applying motion presets
  • Improved automatic adjustment of music start times when dragging photos in timeline
  • Improved display of selected titles to show knobs in timeline
  • Fixed bug that would sometimes cause files saved under Jaguar to not be openable again
  • Fixed some potential crash bugs after closing and re-opening windows
  • Fixed bug where blank image would not save default duration
  • Fixed bug where dragging photo track ending with blank image would not stretch photo track
  • Fixed bug where dragging photo track with blank images would not stretch to proper time
  • Fixed bug where dragging photo track would not snap to end of audio properly
  • Improved localizations to Finnish, French
  • Version 3.1.2, June 08, 2004
  • Improved localizations to Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Added additional registration capabilities for offline purchases
  • Version 3.1.12, December 21, 2004
  • Improved color in exported movies when using higher quality mode
  • Improved editing by removing limit of 300 seconds on durations throughout application
  • Fixed localized resources so that volume control appears for all languages
  • Fixed help system (was broken again in 3.1.11)
  • Version 3.1.11, December 06, 2004
  • Added volume control in inspector for individual audio tracks
  • Fixed bug where changing key frame to 'no stop' would draw incorrectly
  • Version 3.1.10, November 02, 2004
  • Improved performance when reloading files saved using embedded images
  • Fixed online help so it is available from the application again
  • Version 3.1.1, May 28, 2004
  • Fixed a memory leak when using blank images
  • Version 3.1.0, May 28, 2004
  • Added automatic locking of titles and audio to the photo track
  • Added voice recording feature
  • Added ability to trim and split audio
  • Added some troubleshooting sections to help and user's guide
  • Fixed bug where selecting random transition would sometimes lead to invalid transition
  • Version 3.0.5, May 06, 2004
  • Added feature to add blank images to document useful for fading in and out
  • Fixed bug where titles would not fade properly under Jaguar
  • Fixed bug where title inspector would not update when switching from title to title
  • Version 3.0.4, April 21, 2004
  • Added 3D cube transition
  • Fixed bug when rendering spin transition on screen
  • Fixed bug where default motion values were not checked for reasonable values
  • Version 3.0.3, April 09, 2004
  • Fixed bug where repeated load/save of embedded images would reduce quality by recompressing
  • Fixed bug where empty files would be created where missing images would have been
  • Fixed incorrect localization of OK buttons in German
  • Fixed some localization in Italian
  • Added spin transition
  • Version 3.0.2, March 21, 2004
  • Fixed another bug where rotated key frames would not export properly
  • Version 3.0.1, March 18, 2004
  • Fixed bug where rotated images would not export their key frames properly
  • Version 3.0.0, March 18, 2004
  • Added titling feature
  • Added additional transitions
  • Added display of original image file location
  • Added resolution warning of red text in inspector when key frames too small
  • Added ability to stretch multiple consecutive selected paths in timeline by dragging last knob
  • Improved selection handling when adding or deleting key frames or motion paths
  • Improved look and feel of inspectors
  • Improved localization in document info sheet
  • Improved (significantly) timeline updating with of hundreds of images
  • Improved load times for importing hundreds of images
  • Improved display of timeline when hundreds of images present
  • Improved finding original files by display filename in title
  • Improved finding original files by searching in already known directories
  • Improved finding original files by defaulting to last used directory
  • Improved performance of sequence view with hundreds of images
  • Improved memory handling for hundreds of images
  • Improved rotating of images to reapply presets instead of just rotating existing key frames
  • Fixed bug where exporting while images were still loading would export blank
  • Fixed bug where closing documents would not release all memory
  • Fixed bug where playing preview would stop as each image finished loading
  • Fixed bug where scroll bar would not always update when timeline moved
  • Fixed bug where dragging audio would not snap endpoints properly
  • Fixed bug where some QTVR movies would not load properly
  • Version 2.7.4, February 19, 2004
  • Fixed a bug that caused high quality exports to run very slowly
  • Version 2.7.3, February 18, 2004
  • Further improved reliability when running our of virtual memory space
  • Fixed bug affecting rotated images
  • Version 2.7.2, February 11, 2004
  • Improved reliability when running out of virtual memory space (4GB)
  • Fixed bug in high quality export when doing lots of zoom
  • Version 2.7.1, February 03, 2004
  • Improved German localization
  • Improved speed of long exports slightly
  • Fixed problem exporting long files due to bugs in Panther
  • Fixed version number in help files
  • Fixed problem accepting custom settings in document info
  • Fixed minor problems in registration system
  • Version 2.7.0, January 20, 2004
  • Added support for QuickTime VR movies in addition to regular 2D images
  • Added spacebar keyboard shortcut to play movie
  • Added a tutorial about circular motion paths to help
  • Improved inspector by moving export info to a document info option
  • Fixed bug where dropping movie without sound onto document crashed
  • Fixed bug where switching from timeline to sequence left music playing
  • Fixed many minor bugs keeping displays updated when switching views
  • Fixed resolution bugs due to Panther changes when loading some images
  • Fixed some layout problems in Panther for audio inspector
  • Version 2.6.2, January 02, 2004
  • Improved preview playback performance with many images
  • Improved timeline performance with soundtrack
  • Version 2.6.1, December 18, 2003
  • Updated French, Finnish, and Japanese localizations
  • Fixed bug where exported rotated images at high quality would fail
  • Fixed bug where audio would keep playing after switching to sequence view
  • Version 2.6.0, December 11, 2003
  • Added waveform display to audio track
  • Added ability to resize audio track height in timeline
  • Improved rotation field to enter rotation in 0.1 increments
  • Improved switching of views when selecting items in timeline
  • Improved timeline to keep zoom when playing movie
  • Improved timeline to keep scrubber in view while playing movie
  • Improved synchronization of audio playback and scrubber
  • Improved adding and removing key frames to keep new selection in view
  • Fixed bug where dropping new images in sequence view would drop in wrong place
  • Fixed bug where sequence view would not resize properly in some cases
  • Fixed bug where dropping video and audio combo did not update buttons properly
  • Fixed bug where closing window during playback left audio playing
  • Version 2.5.1, November 25, 2003
  • Improved audio playback import and start times (especially for AIFF).
  • Improved registration code dialog to filter out spaces automatically.
  • Improved inspector compatibility with some versions of Mac OS X.
  • Fixed bug with registration dialog on French and Japanese versions.
  • Version 2.5.0, November 17, 2003
  • Added soundtrack support, import or drag audio into window
  • Added ability to set audio in/out and fade in/out times using inspector
  • Added motion presets for typical motion choices
  • Added ability to flip and rotate source images
  • Added automatic image orientation based on EXIF tags in JPEG
  • Added title safe markers
  • Added ability to drop images onto the icon in the dock
  • Added ability to select all, selects all of currently selected item
  • Added focus rings to focusable areas in window
  • Added new registration code system
  • Improved automatic switching of views when selecting paths
  • Improved performance when loading many images (done in background)
  • Improved performance of certain TIFF images
  • Improved speed of high quality export for large images
  • Improved embedding of images (now uses JPEG)
  • Improved memory use during export
  • Improved performance when switching between timeline and sequence with many images
  • Fixed bug (partially) when loading PICT files with non-72dpi
  • Fixed bug where export settings would not be remembered
  • Fixed bug in timeline when maximizing window
  • Fixed bug so that dropping images now places them at the drop point in the timeline
  • Fixed bug so import images adds them after current selection
  • Fixed bug so dropped or imported images are selected after drop or import
  • Version 2.2.2, September 04, 2003
  • Added DV stream export back for iMovie 2 compatibility.
  • Changed Full Quality export for iMovie 3 compatibility.
  • Updated numerous localization strings.
  • Made download smaller by compressing some images.
  • Version 2.2.1, August 29, 2003
  • Fixed the improperly disabled Registration and Preferences menu items.
  • Version 2.2.0, August 29, 2003
  • Added ability to make selections of key frames, paths, and transitions.
  • Added ability to cut, copy, paste key frames and paths.
  • Added ability to edit multiple key frames, paths, and transitions simultaneously.
  • Added key frame rotation capability.
  • Added ability for key frames to reside outside image bounds.
  • Added grid snapping for key frames.
  • Added cursors for rotation and stretch points.
  • Added ability to specify background color/transparency of exported movie.
  • Added commands to zoom in and zoom out of multiple key frame view for editing.
  • Added Finnish translation.
  • Improved drawing speed in timeline dramatically.
  • Improved timeline zoom to zoom around playhead.
  • Improved memory usage for many images.
  • Fixed bug where clicks in bottom of image near play button would not register.
  • Fixed numerous hit testing bugs.
  • Version 2.1.1, July 22, 2003
  • Fixed bug where sometimes widescreen would not be properly exported.
  • Fixed bug where Full Quality DV frame size was set incorrectly (only affected viewing in QT Player Pro).
  • Fixed version number appearing in About Box.
  • Improved preview playback speed slightly.
  • Version 2.1.0, July 08, 2003
  • Added support for widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio.
  • Added Swedish and Dutch translations.
  • Added a progress bar to the application icon in the dock when exporting.
  • Improved help by adding short tutorial for basic operation.
  • Improved finding referenced images to not require same file extension.
  • Fixed bug to force Save As after loading version 1.x files.
  • Version 2.0.0, June 12, 2003
  • Switched to new integrated documented window.
  • Added timeline with scrubber for previewing movie.
  • Added support for multiple images with cross dissolves.
  • Added support for Bezier motion paths.
  • Version 1.1.6, June 10, 2003
  • Fixed a bug which would cause inspector to have black background under Mac OS X 10.1 and some video cards.
  • Version 1.1.5, March 06, 2003
  • Fixed a crash when selecting transitions using the combo box menus.
  • Version 1.1.4, March 06, 2003
  • Fixed bug when loading some obscure types of TIFF images.
  • Fixed bug where finding referenced image failed.
  • Fixed bug optimizing resolution on 16-bit TIFF images.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes resolution optimization would be discontinuous.
  • Fixed bug where exporting to path containing wierd characters would lead to error -43.
  • Added ability to drag preview frame directly.
  • Added shift key to restrict movement of frames.
  • Improved resolution optimization so it goes significantly faster in many cases.
  • Inspector can now be opened without a document open.
  • Version 1.1.3, February 20, 2003
  • Fixed a bug with resolution optimization.
  • Version 1.1.2, February 19, 2003
  • Added resolution optimization option during export (eliminates flicker!).
  • Added help files.
  • Improved performance for large images.
  • Fixed bug where adding nine (9) frames would fail.
  • Renamed 'Get Info' menu item to 'Inspector' and moved to 'Window' menu.
  • Added a preference for opening Inspector at launch.
  • Version 1.1.1, January 24, 2003
  • Add and remove key frame now work without keyboard focus in key frame sequence.
  • Fixed a bug when removing multiple key frames simultaneously.
  • Frame hold menu now includes an entry for 'no hold'.
  • Exporting now uses a temporary file in destination folder instead of on startup volume.
  • Version 1.1.0, December 30, 2002
  • Added an inspector window for adjusting frames.
  • Added many more export formats (including custom).
  • Added ability to have multiple key frames in movie.
  • Added commands for aligning frames.
  • Added fields for setting exact frame coordinates.
  • Added import command.
  • Added ability to click on start/end text to select frames.
  • Added menu items for all commands.
  • Removed toolbar to save screen space.
  • Improved ability to move selected frames.
  • Fixed an issue with loading non-72dpi images.
  • Fixed an issue when getting error -36 during export.
  • Fixed crash after saving and reloading image.
  • Version 1.0.9, November 25, 2002
  • Fixed minor reliability issues during export.
  • Reduced memory usage during export slightly.
  • Minor reliability changes to registration system.
  • Version 1.0.8, October 18, 2002
  • Fixed problem with playback when changing duration during playback.
  • Fixed another problem with non-72dpi images.
  • Improved error reporting during make movie.
  • Version 1.0.7, October 09, 2002
  • Made non-72dpi images more reliably appear at full resolution.
  • Version 1.0.6, September 24, 2002
  • Added option to save documents using file references instead of embedding image.
  • Progress bar during export is now smoother.
  • Window saves its position now.
  • Added hold times to beginning/end of movie.
  • Version 1.0.5, August 22, 2002
  • Fixed more bugs with acceleration/deceleration times.
  • Fixed problem when using large images (62MB TIFF).
  • Fixed bug when pressing play after customizing toolbar.
  • Fixed bug when undoing after dropping image into window.
  • Version 1.0.4, August 20, 2002
  • Fixed bug where non-symmetric acceleration times would go faster at the end.
  • Fixed bug where settings for no acceleration would sometimes hang application.
  • Version 1.0.3, August 19, 2002
  • Added button to swap frames.
  • Added advanced options to set frame acceleration.
  • Added a nice icon for Photo to Movie documents.
  • Exporting movie now remembers last directory used.
  • Fixed a bug during exporting which could have led to crashes.
  • Version 1.0.2, August 07, 2002
  • Added support for exporting to PAL (25 fps, 720x576, 4:3 aspect ratio).
  • Added automatic update availability check and preference to disable it.
  • Added an option for high quality rendering (much slower).
  • Added cursor control for frames.
  • Fixed a bug where the incorrect aspect ratio was used for NTSC (now 4:3).
  • Fixed a bug where progress bar would initially appear incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug where saving and loading Photo to Movie documents would fail.
  • Fixed a bug where hide application menu item was labelled wrong.
  • Fixed a bug where undo would not work properly in some cases.
  • Version 1.0.1, July 30, 2002
  • Reduced memory usage during movie export.
  • Made all images appear as 72 dpi independent of their declared resolution.
  • Version 1.0.0, July 29, 2002
  • Initial release.
  • Photo to Movie (Windows)
  • Version 5.0.0, June 28, 2011
  • Added photo layouts such as 2x2 grid and collage.
  • Added photo effects such as blur, vignette, etc.
  • Added background effects such as photo or pattern.
  • Added timeline markers for audio and photos.
  • Added marker effects such as jitter, color burst, etc.
  • Improved aspect ratio controls for key frames.
  • Restored voice recorder (missing since version 4.2).
  • Version 4.6.0, July 14, 2010
  • Added YouTube and iDVD panel to Make Movie dialog.
  • Added ability to link titles to specific photos.
  • Added ability to automatically label all photos with name, date, time, etc.
  • Added ability to change font and color of multiple titles at once.
  • Added ability to align multiple titles to each other.
  • Added ability to add graphic objects in much the same way as titles are added.
  • Added a panel for setting the background of titles.
  • Version 3.5.4, January 22, 2008
  • Improved document saving to use temporary file and make saving more reliable.
  • Improved photo importing to alphabetize the filenames before inserting them.
  • Version 3.5.3, October 22, 2007
  • Improved reliability when non-standard audio codecs are installed.
  • Version 3.5.2, June 06, 2007
  • Improved visual styling of the editing window.
  • Added support for registration for retail (boxed) versions.
  • Added support for background color opacity in Properties.
  • Version 3.5.1, July 18, 2006
  • Implemented drag and drop of motion paths in timeline view.
  • Fixed bug in MPEG-2 export when movie includes blank images.
  • Fixed crashing bug when installed QuickTime version is older than 6.5.0.
  • Frame rate list in custom AVI and WMV export dialog now includes 25 fps.
  • Timeline view now scrolls with selection when navigating motion paths using the keyboard.
  • Fixed bug where pictures would occasionally be blank in large exports.
  • Version 3.5.0, June 14, 2006
  • Added ability to export directly to DVD-Video format.
  • Fixed bug causing movie rendering to occasionally fail on moderately large images.
  • Implemented audio recording on systems with QuickTime installed.
  • Implemented custom AVI export.
  • Added ability to export to MPEG-2.
  • Implemented custom WMV export.
  • Modified standard WindowsMedia export formats to use the WMV-9 codec.
  • Dragging right edge of photo in timeline can now be used to strech path.
  • Version 3.2.7, May 02, 2006
  • Fixed bug preventing loading documents saved using versions 3.2.4 and 3.2.5.
  • Version 3.2.6, April 20, 2006
  • Fixed bug preventing loading of project if it was opened and then saved when one of its images could not be found.
  • Fixed problem where NaN could be saved in preferences, preventing further importing of images.
  • Fixed bug where image could not be imported if name was too long for QuickTime to handle.
  • Modified to work with .NET 2.0.
  • Added search capability to help.
  • Fixed bug preventing images from importing if filename contained unicode characters not covered by system code page.
  • Version 3.2.5, March 14, 2006
  • Fixed bug preventing images from being imported if QuickTime is not installed, or is a version earlier than 6.5.2.
  • Modified waveform generation so if DirectShow fails to do the conversion necessary for waveform generation, QuickTime will be used.
  • Version 3.2.4, March 08, 2006
  • Timeline can now be zoomed to fine detail even if hundreds of pictures have been added.
  • Added Title->Make Default Style menu item to let user change the default title font, size, or color.
  • Added Edit->Reload Images menu item to reload selected images from disk if the image file has changed.
  • Added Edit->Replace Image menu item to let user replace selected image with new one. Key frames are scaled appropriately for new image.
  • Custom Quicktime format no longer forces frame size to match aspect ratio.
  • Square Pixels option was added to list of aspect ratios.
  • Document name now appears in window title.
  • Document name is now used as default export movie name.
  • Audio tracking now snaps correctly to photos when audio does not start at time 0.0.
  • Photo to Movie can now handle variable rate QuickTime audio.
  • Fix bug preventing QuickTime exports when multiple codecs of same type installed.
  • Fixed bug where copy/paste would merge adjacent paths based on same image.
  • Double clicking on motion path now correctly selects only all paths in image, rather than all paths in document.
  • Version 3.2.3, November 02, 2005
  • Improved reliability of saving preferences again.
  • Version 3.2.2, October 24, 2005
  • Improved reliability of saving preferences.
  • Better error reporting during some failures.
  • Improved registration code handling (fewer false negatives).
  • Export to QuickTime no longer crashes at end of export in rare cases.
  • Improved memory footprint slightly during export.
  • Improved sharpness of export.
  • Various problems while reversing key frames.
  • Fixed bug while reloading rotated images.
  • Fixed bug while closing application just after loading images.
  • Version 3.2.1, September 22, 2005
  • Fixed splash screen.
  • Added full version number in about box.
  • Fixed various rare crashes.
  • Fixed problem reloading documents with blank images.
  • Better error reporting during some failures.
  • Version 3.2.0, September 09, 2005
  • Initial release.
  • Photo to Movie Transitions