Amara Software has just launched its Amara Flash Photo Animation Software (www.amarasoftware.com/flash-photo-animations.htm), allowing users to bring motion to their still photos in a slideshow, with lots of options such as pan and zoom (the 'Ken Burns' effect), as well as pauses, text over picture, hyperlinks and background music.

This professional but easy-to-use tool lets users create exciting, interactive movies with flowing motions, by creating paths through their still digital images. Users just click to define key points anywhere in their photos, forming a timeline, and then assign functions to each key point such as zoom in/zoom out, fade in/fade out and pause. It is also easy to add text and hyperlinks to key points in the photos.

Another option is to turn panorama photos into a 360-degree panning view.
Great for virtual tours, showing website visitors around a house or office.
Of users can let visitors freely 'walk', i.e. scroll through photos using their mouse. Large, detailed photos can be zoomed into deeply, and no longer need to take up the whole screen.

With Amara Flash Photo Animation Software, users don't need programming skills or knowledge of Flash. The program saves people considerable time and effort, while giving them the professional results they want. A virtual tour of one complex image, or an entire slideshow of many photos - it's all possible with this Photo Animation Software.

The program creates an SWF file that can be used directly in websites, as well as in programs such as PowerPoint, Macromedia Flash and Director, HTML editors, etc.

Amara Flash Photo Animation Software is a trialware program, so anyone can first try out the free shareware version before deciding to buy it. The unregistered version can be downloaded for free from the Amara Software website, and is fully functional, but the 'save' function is disabled. In order to save creations, users must get the registered version by purchasing Amara Flash Photo Animation Software for just US$49.95 via the secure payment service link on the Amara Software website. Once they've bought it, users will get free updates forever.

With this new software package, Amara has created a 'brother' for its successful Flash Slideshow Software (http://www.amarasoftware.com/flash-slide-show.htm), launched in June 2004.
Amara Flash Photo Animation Software is the fifth program in Amara Software's range of creative Flash applications that are taking the Flash tool market by storm.

More information about Amara Flash Photo Animation Software is available on the website, where you can also see some working examples of photo slide shows created with the program:
www.amarasoftware.com/flash-photo-animations.htm. For any other questions, please e-mail the program's creator at [email protected].

Amara Software is the developer of no-nonsense Flash programs, making it easier for people to create Flash elements for their website.