Frame Locker Is Into Tees on Amazon

Normally, I wouldn’t do this because I know you expect posts to be about ProShow, but as you’ve probably noticed, new Locker products have slowed down quite a bit. The reason is that I run a store called Colorwash on Zazzle, and now I have a small store on Amazon for my t-shirt designs. With my apologies, and just this once, I’m veering away from ProShow to give you a peek at some of the tees. They come in men’s, women’s, kids’, and most have a small choice of colors. Here’s a sampling. For more, go to Colorwash Tees.


I’ll periodically add new designs to my Pinterest board if you like t-shirts or if you want to see all the other stuff I do when not doing ProShow.

And now back to our regular programming. :)

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ProShow + Murphy = 20% Off

It’s been a Murphy’s Law month–mostly mechanical disruptions and things of that nature–all of which distracted from ProShow. Enough! When feeling sour, it’s best to do something nice for others. It makes them feel good, and in turn, it makes you feel good too.

Go to The Frame Locker’s NEW page where you’ll find all Christmas products listed. Buy one or more and receive a PayPal refund of 20% on all those products within 24 hours. It will probably be sooner than that, but The Frame Locker has to eat and sleep and deal with car problems.

Happy early Christmas shopping!

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Butterflies and Circles for ProShow Producer

The first day of autumn may have already passed, but summertime is still in our thoughts and doubtless our photographs, too. Butterfly Liftoff is the perfect style for the title slide of a show about the fun you had during the summer…

Butterfly Liftoff


A circle is a constant form for so many things–wheels, friends, life itself–and it’s also an eye-catching shape for photos. Enjoy Circular Thinking when you put together your next slide show…

Circular Thinking


Also on the NEW page is a short list of products that reflect both autumn and Halloween to help you think ahead.

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Back from Vacation

I took off most of August even though I was here the whole time. Instead of working, I was playing with my new super-duper all-in-one Ninja processor/blender. Delicious smoothies, refreshing sorbets, and truly horrid concoctions have been made.

Assuming you’re back from your own vacations, here’s a way to get started with all the photos you’ve collected over the summer:

Parts of a Whole includes 6 individual slide styles in which the photo enters the scene in 3, 4, 5, 6, or 9 parts. You can purchase just those you like, or you can go for all six for the price of five.

Parts of a Whole

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!



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Focusing on Producer Transitions

We’re always focused on slide styles, but it’s interesting how we can have two slides right next to each other sitting there staring back at us, but add a nice transition between them, and we have precisely what many slide styles do–go from this to that. So, in celebration of the simplicity of transitions, here are two new sets:

COLOR BARS is a set of 20 transitions for adding just the right tint when going from one slide to the next.

Color Bars

SPARKLING JEWEL transitions are for when the stars of your show deserve a bit of sparkle and shine. The transitions are a bit different from the usual in that they create the appearance of an entire slide sitting between two others. Included in the set is a single style for creating a title slide to match the transitions.

Sparkling Jewel

Don’t forget that if you’ve visited the new product page recently, you may have to refresh your browser to see what’s current. Unfortunately, the easy way to code for this is no longer available in web site design. Phooey on whoever decided to do that. :(

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Polaroids and Stars for ProShow Producer

When paging through your photo albums, do you get a little tingle of nostalgia when seeing a Polaroid with its square photo, the colors perhaps a bit more intense than they actually were? Bring that same feeling into your slide shows with 4 slide styles and 12 backgrounds!



Honor the star of your show by using Starry Eyed, 7 Producer transitions that create periodic touches of glitter, gleam, and surprise.

Starry Eyed Transitions

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Who Doesn’t Love a Makeover?!

As time permits, I’ve been overhauling the oldest of The Frame Locker’s products, and after recently completing two, I looked back to see just how many do-overs there were. I realized it’s a lot, many of them possibly never spotted by people who, early on, had purchased them. There’s now a complete list of all renewed products on The Locker’s NEW page, so make sure you look to see if anything you own is on that list!

The newest remake is Happy Critters, which contains the familiar cartoon animals, but nothing else is the same. Instead of having to put things together on your own, there’s a whopping 32 slide styles to do it for you. Change the styles, change the critters, change the child for whom the slide show is created. Total fun for you and the wee ones!

Happy Critters slide styles

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Barred! New Producer Slide Styles

It’s summer, and you’re busy in the garden, going on vacation, chatting over the fence with neighbors, and all the other warm-weather activities, but on a rainy day, it’s nice to spend a few hours building a slide show. Quickly complete a show on that indoor kind of day with a bit of Barred magic.

Barred slide styles

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Badly Needed Overhauls

Do you remember the days before slide styles? It was a lot harder back then, and yet, we learned how to do all kinds of wonderful things without styles. Be that as it may, we’re not about to give up our precious styles, and I’m not about to leave perfectly wonderful products in the dust due to their having no styles. Here are five that have been streamlined and given styles so they’re way easier to use. FREE UPDATES if you already own any of them!

Canvas Vistas has had 8 slide styles added, some with motion:

Canvas Vistas


Chroma Bead Frames includes 5 styles for speedy frame setup:

Chroma Bead Frames


Painted Wood now has 6 setup styles and 4 styles to add motion:

Painted Wood


Royal Lattice has gained 6 setup slide styles that can lead to all kinds of design variation:

Royal Lattice


Sand & Shells sports 5 setup styles just in time for shows about summer vacations:

Sand & Shells


A NOTE ABOUT MUSIC: Yes, ProShow 7 gives us access to Photodex’s music library, which certainly helps, but there’s a caveat. We can’t open the music in a sound editor. Basically, what you hear is what you get. Not so with any of the music offered at The Frame Locker both royalty-free and cost-free. New music is added on an extremely erratic basis, but if you haven’t been there in a while, by all means visit. There are now over 100 songs.

Currently most popular:
Meerkat Party
Sauntering with JS
September’s End
Little Wolf Mountain

Downloads that surprised me:
Robots in the Orchestra
Reel Home Cooking

Personal favorites:
3rd Floor Playroom
Back Into Again

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ProShow Producer Knows Love

Mix and match styles & transitions, adding your own extras with the included graphics to create a HEARTS & FLOWERS theme for an entire show. Perfect for anniversaries, Valentines, memories, and weddings, of course!

Hearts and Flowers

Any show can be UNVEILED with a single, utterly simple-to-use slide style that opens and closes “doors” made of translucent fabric and that includes being able to quickly change both fabric and color.

Unveiled slide style

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ProShow Producer FRAMED & SIGNED plus updated COUNTRY CASUAL

Framed & Signed is a set of 12 ProShow Producer slide styles that turn every photo, whether good or not so good, into something worth hanging wall. Color the frames, and sign your works of art with the included font or one of your own choosing.

Framed & Signed

Country Casual, a retro set with the aura of fabric crafts stitched by the fireside, has been updated with a two slide styles to make the frames and designs much easier to use. If you already own this set, you’ll find a link to request the free update.

Country Casual update

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