Which SlideShowPro Player option is right for you? It depends on how much web development experience you have, whether you currently own Flash and/or Lightroom, and the level of customization you are interested in. The chart below attempts to reconcile these differences in visual form.
|General||Flash component||Lightroom plugin|
|1.x updates free|
|Free technical support|
|Third-party application required|
|XML coding required|
|Compatibility||Flash component||Lightroom plugin|
|Mac / Windows compatible|
|SlideShowPro Director compatible||1|
|Media RSS compatible|
|Publishing and content||Flash component||Lightroom plugin|
|Loads photos and videos||3|
|Customization||Flash component||Lightroom plugin|
|Customization through user interface|
|Assign custom typeface|
|Assign interface sound effects|
|Assign custom navigation buttons|
|Assign properties with FlashVars|
- 1 Slideshow settings should be edited before assigning Director as the data source (Windows version of Lightroom only).
- 2 ThumbGrid compatible with the ActionScript 3 version of the SlideShowPro Player for Flash component (which comes with the ActionScript 2 version in the same download). Flash CS3 or newer also required.
- 3 Loading videos using the Lightroom plugin requires manual editing of slideshow data and content post-publish.