November 2006 Newsletter


Welcome to the Photo to Movie Newsletter

November 2006

In This Issue:

  • Photo to Movie at MacWorld Expo 2007
  • New Retail Packaging
  • Photo to Movie 4.0.3 (Mac OS X) Release
  • Frequently Asked Product Questions
  • Help Needed
  • RSS Feed Now Available

Photo to Movie at MacWorld Expo 2007

As you're exploring the largest gathering of Mac users, experts, and vendors, drop by our booth at MacWorld Expo 2007 from January 9-12, 2007 where we will be presenting Photo to Movie.

  • Get a personalized demonstration
  • Receive detailed instructions and support
  • Ask us for new features
  • Tell us about your own projects
  • Receive a special show discount for new purchases

MacWorld is bigger than ever this year and we'll be located in Booth #3414 in the North Hall, next to the Digital Video Pavilion.

If you haven't already registered for your FREE MacWorld Expo pass, you can do so here:

New Retail Box Design

Makes a great holiday gift idea!


Photo to Movie (Mac OS X) has a new box design. We have produced a new, smaller retail box design for Photo to Movie (Mac OS X) at the request of major distributors such as Apple Computer, Inc.

If you're thinking of purchasing your first copy of Photo to Movie, an additional copy for yourself, or an additional copy as a gift, please consider purchasing from one of our retail distributors.

Photo to Movie is available in Apple Stores, Amazon, Fry's Electronics, and many other locations.

Photo to Movie 4.0.3 (Mac OS X) Release

Photo to Movie for Mac OS 4.0.3 was released in October and is now available on our website. We recommend all users of Photo to Movie 4.0 to upgrade to this latest version.

Download Here:

This new version fixes numerous issues and adds some cool new features including better playback control during full screen preview, a full screen preview loop option, and audio scrubbing. Complete revision notes are available here:

Photo to Movie (Mac OS) 4.0.3 Release Notes

If you already have a valid Photo to Movie 4.0 license key, the upgrade is free. If you have a license key purchased before December 1, 2005, the upgrade to Photo to Movie 4.0 is $29.95.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Photo to Movie? Send us email at

How do I play my movie through a projector?

There are three possibilities to play your Photo to Movie movie through a projector. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Burn to DVD. Play DVD through projector.
  2. Burn to a QuickTime movie. Play QuickTime movie through projector.
  3. Play movie through Photo to Movie full screen preview.


Burning your movie to DVD and playing the DVD through the projector is the most reliable way to do things. The advantage is that the DVD format is well supported on various computers and even on standalone DVD players.

The disadvantage is that the resolution of the DVD is limited to 640x480 pixels. This is an intrinsic limitation of all DVDs.

We do not presently recommend using HD-DVD since neither standalone players nor computer software players are yet widely available.

QuickTime Movie

Rendering your movie to a high performance video format such as QuickTime H.264 allows you to achieve higher resolution. In fact, you can match the movie to the resolution of your video projector, such as 1024x768. You can also play the movie at full screen using QuickTime Player Pro or another video player.

Unfortunately, playing H.264 movies (or any other movie file format) at resolutions higher than 640x480 on a computer takes a lot of computing power. So this technique may not work on older computers and it may not even work on recent laptops, which typically feature slower processors than their desktop counterparts.

We recommend that you test your movie and playback software and computer until you have satisfactory results.

Full Screen Preview (Mac OS X Only)

Photo to Movie includes a full screen preview. This is generally the least desirable option since the performance of the full screen preview is affected by many factors such as photo sizes, transitions, computer speed, available memory, and video card memory.

If you're going to use this option, try to make all of the original photos a uniformly small size such as 2048x1536 or smaller. Also try to limit your transitions to simple ones such as cross dissolves and wipes. Use .mp3's for audio. And finally, quit all other applications so that Photo to Movie can make full use of the computer.

Help Needed

Looking for Users to Profile

Would you like to be profiled in one of our upcoming newsletters? Do you have a project created in Photo to Movie that you are especially proud of and would like to share it with others? If so, please contact us at and let us know. We are always looking for new and exciting projects to share with our customers.

Beta Testing

Beta testing for Photo to Movie 4.1 (Mac OS) will be starting soon. To be a beta tester, you must be a licensed Photo to Movie 4.0 user. If you are interested, make sure you're on our Mac Beta emailing list. You can do that by visiting this web page:

Photo to Movie Email Options

Job Opportunities

LQ Graphics, Inc. is looking for contractors to do the following:

  • Online Marketing
  • Technical Writing
  • Tutorial and How-To Writing
  • Mac OS X Development
  • Windows XP Development

If you have skills in any of these areas, please email us at We might be interested in hiring you.

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