BannerZest is a very slick application which makes Flash photo presentations easy. Simply drag and drop pictures from your images folder to the timeline into the order you want them to appear. iPhoto and Photo Booth are already integrated into the program but for other folders, you'll have to browse to them using the file browser at the bottom of the media library window.
Using the Settings window you can add all manner of effects, themes and animations. You can add a title (although it should be easy as double clicking on the 'Title' word but it's not), add subtitles and borders to make your presentation look swish. Once finished, you can share it via FTP or upload it to a website. Note that it doesn't work with OS X 10.4 but an older version available on the developer site will do.
The price of upgrading to BannerZest Pro might put many off although the Lite version is cheaper and produces equally impressive results while lacking some features.
- New in this release:New theme - 3D Curved Wall. An unmissable theme that's a real show stopper - combining 3D with reflections and curves. Minor bug fixes (a very rare error when publishing with certain FTP servers).Unprecedented Ease and FlexibilityWeb site creators and bloggers are continually looking to introduce new ways to grab the attention of their users with attractive and enticing web sites. They are also under pressure to deliver content quickly, at short notice and to update their sites frequently. BannerZest 2.2 provides ease and flexibility so that webmasters and bloggers can work within necessary time and budgetary constraints, without the need for extensive graphic design skills and the use of Flash. Personal blogs and web sites can benefit too - make the most of your personal photos with a stunning animated banner