ProShow Comes to Mac — Sort Of

January 26, 2011 at 1:43 am  •  Posted in Cool Gadgets by

If you are a Mac user that’s lusted after the slideshow making power of Photodex’s Windows-only ProShow products, you’re now a little bit closer to it. The company has introduced a free plug-in for Adobe Lightroom that works with both PCs and Macs. The catch — the plug-in will only export to Photodex’s web-based ProShow Web service. The basic web service is free and you can export the finished show to a social media site or download a version to your computer that’s ready to burn to CD or DVD. However, the web-based slidshow producer doesn’t have nearly the production power of the full software.

If you are a PC user that has ProShow Producer, you can also export the web-based show into Producer and refine it or add more effects. While the basic service is free, Photodex also offers a premium service for $150/year, which offers unlimited creation and sharing.