What teacher doesn’t need to make a slideshow presentation? Mac users have plenty of apps to choose from, including iPhoto which lets you browse images, create an album of images, and output a quick and easy slideshow. One teacher found that Phoenix Slides works better.
Browse. Flip. Show.
Phoenix Slides is basic and doesn’t try to compete with the likes of iPhoto or Fotomagico or other dedicated multimedia apps for the Mac.
Instead, Phoenix Slides does the basics very well, first as a fast and fullscreen image browser, and second, as a fast and fullscreen slideshow app.
Other than how easy it is to create a photo or image slideshow from a folder of files, Phoenix Slides is blazingly fast.
Most teachers have slideshows with hundreds of photos, and Phoenix Slides pre-caches the images so moving through each slide is like scrolling through warm butter (to paraphrase a Steve Jobs quote), only faster and it doesn’t slow down even with a few thousand photos.
The app can search through nested folders for photos, move files to the Trash can as needed, flip or rotate photos, and even take a photo and set it as the Desktop wallpaper image.
The app can handle lossless JPEGs, create JPEG thumbnails, and even display photo EXIF data. Browsing photos is simple. Open a folder of photos and Phoenix Slides creates thumbnails. To create a slideshow of a folder of photos simple open it and click the Slideshow button.
Not bad for free, right?