This is an application that has the flash tools to create a slideshow or an album that can be displayed on a website easily.
Pros: SlideshowZilla has the necessary tools to create web albums and flash slideshows making it easy to display a collection of photographs to be shared on a website. There are a dozen plus themes that make generating the XML to display photo gallery on a site very easy. SlideshowZilla is a template based Flash authoring tool that does not need the user to know any bit of XML and/or Flash coding.
Templates can be customized. Essentially several parameters can be set in various groups. These include basic and title properties, background music and photo properties and description properties. Movie size in pixels, loop play etc are defined in the basic property group while title properties lets one customize the show title, title color, background color and transparency etc. Background music can be streamed and looping can be set.
Photo properties take care of the video getting cut off on TV. One needs to add padding to avoid this cutoff effect. Amount of padding needs to be set to avoid the cut offs. Description properties lets you set some overall parameters such as if music should be added, if there’s going to be a background and its transparency.
Overall it is a 3 step fairly automated process. Select photos, choose a theme & customize it and then publish that about all it takes to get the job done.
Cons: While the process is meant for a quick creation of a photo gallery and/or a slide show and thus most things are automatic, some more intervention features would have been useful. If the transitions can be defined individually the effect could be more creative.
Overall an easy to use, easy to learn and simple application this is a 4 star candidate easily.