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#1 04-07-2014 14:20:08

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Registered: 04-04-2014
Posts: 4

Additional Feature Suggestions

Firstly, congratulations on a very good product. It is way ahead of anything I have found so far to purchase or in the Open Source Freeware zone.

Secondly, I am in no way being critical of your existing incarnation of ffDiaporama but I have a few suggestions that would, from a user perspective, increase efficiency of the presentation build. Forgive me if I am suggesting features that are already present that I have failed to locate but I am only a couple of days into reviewing/using ffDiaporama.

I am likely to use your software professionally because I love the philosophy you have adopted for the design and build process. However, as I am sure you will appreciate, efficiency is a key issue in professional slide show development and I think the following wish list would greatly enhance the appeal factor for many Users .

1. Could the Space Bar double-act as a toggle feature to START PLAY/PAUSE PLAY as is the case in many other multimedia titles (e.g. Adobe Premier, Magix Movie Edit Pro, etc.)

2. Add a "SAVE & PLAY FROM CURRENT POSITION" option in the Slide Properties window to complement the existing "PREVIOUS"/"NEXT" options. This would substantially reduce the number of key strokes to review changes especially when you consider that the bulk of any complex presentation is built using the Slide Properties window.

3. I am sorry but the current Music Track is, even at a basic level, very restrictive - e.g. it is not possible to get a smooth music transition (Cross Fade) between slide changes where, for example, there is a mood or location change. This could be achieved simply by adding a second music sound track with both existing and the new music tracks having fade in /fade out functions added to the exiting options. Dragging the two music tracks to overlap would give a cross fade. More simple, just adding fade in/fade out features to the existing Music track would serve as a temporary solution. Also see my point 5 below.

4. A Further sound track for "Voice-Over would be an excellent and very attractive additional feature.

5. A "Rubber Band"* approach to volume adjustment would be infinitely superior to the current method of selecting level from the percentage drop-down list. This method can be reviewed in Adobe Premier (a high-end example) or Magix Movie Edit Pro (a low Budget example).

* The "Rubber band" adjustment method involves a visible horizontal line being placed in the sound track. The vertical position of the horizontal line represents the volume level with zero volume being at the lowest point and 100% volume being at the highest point within the overall height of the sound track. The User can click on the line (rubber band) within the sound track to enter a node on the line (rubber band) which can then be dragged up and/or down to change the volume - hence where the expression "rubber band" comes from.  At play back the volume then changes in as steep or as shallow slope as desired corresponding to the position of volume line in the sound track. Horizontal sections of the line at any vertical position on the sound track represents a constant fixed volume at a desired level between 0-100%. Double clicking on an exiting node deletes that node.

My suggestions are based on my experience of ffDiaporama on Windows 8.1.

Thank you for taking the time to read my suggestions.



#2 10-29-2014 01:49:17

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Registered: 10-29-2014
Posts: 5

Re: Additional Feature Suggestions


I think the suggestions about several sounds tracks are interesting, Presently I have to mix the tracks with Audacity, but when I re-organize the slides, I have to do it again.

Thank you for this great tool !

Bernard (a recent and pleased user).

ffdiaporama 2.1 (20140209)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.  PC Compaq , 64 bits, Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz × 2 , carte graphique : Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset


#3 08-17-2015 09:03:39

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Registered: 08-17-2015
Posts: 1

Re: Additional Feature Suggestions


In my opinion Trevorm's suggestion #2 and #3 are  great ideas and should have been implemented long ago as these are basic options and the average usage is used to them.
Thank you for your hard work and I do hope the changes mentioned above will  be implemented.

Thank you for considering.
Lucretia, providing professional help with how to do research paper assignments.


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