PDF to Flash Magazine is all you need to produce professional and full-featured e-magazines – complete with a high-quality page flip effect – using a PDF document as source. Despite the numerous possibilities and the wide range of customization settings provided, the program’s wizard-like interface will guide you through the entire creation process. Once created, the Flash magazine can be distributed as an HTML page, a self-extracting EXE file, a ZIP archive, a Mac App, or on CD.
The conversion process can be accomplished swiftly and easily in just three steps – select a PDF file, customize the look and feel of your magazine, and publish it. On each step you will be offered various features and functions that will help you to personalize and embellish your Flash-based magazine, such as the possibility of adding a watermark to it, a player template, attractive background scenes, etc. (Note that this tool is not a PDF editor – you will not be allowed to retouch the source PDF file, and the resulting e-magazine will be a faithful rendition of the original file.)
One of the beauties of this tool is the range of output possibilities it provides. The e-magazine produced is internally saved as a Flash video file, encapsulated in the Flash player you selected when choosing a template for your magazine. This player, together with your magazine, can be packed in different ways for distribution. You can pack it as a self-extracting EXE file or as a Mac APP file, put it inside a ZIP container, embed it into an HTML file (allowing you immediate online access) or burn it to CD for more traditional distribution methods.
The program’s price – together with the extensive functionality it provides – leads to believe that it has been designed with the professional market in mind. However, a “Pro” version exists with even more features, more multimedia-oriented functions, and at three times the price.