Photodex, makers of the popular multimedia creation software ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer has introduced a web tool called ProShow Web. A free version lets you build short, 15-image productions but two premium levels boost your creativity by allowing longer shows with more effects.
ProShow Web allows you to pick a theme that suits the type of presentation you are creating; for example, for birthdays, weddings, vacations, etc. You have access to more than 600 effects and can optionally use Photodex StylePacks and Transitions Packs.
The free version allows you to create a 15-photo slideshow. There are two subscription levels — Plus or Premium — that let you build video productions as long as 12 minutes. The finished shows stream as Flash video directly from ProShow Web, but other formats are possible, such as HTML5 for smartphone playback. You can also post videos to Facebook or upload to Youtube. If you pop for a paid account you can let users save videos to their computer as an HD video file (up to 1080p for Premium accounts) or a ready-to-burn disc image for DVD or Blu-ray.
The Plus account costs US$30/year and offers unlimited, full-length videos (up to 12 minutes), built-in online sharing and free DVD quality downloads. The Premium account is unbranded and licensed for commercial use. Premium accounts cost US$25/ month or US$150/ year.