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James Fee
09-16-2005, 05:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.microsoft.com/max/' target='_blank'>http://www.microsoft.com/max/</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Microsoft Codename Max is not like any other product. That's because it's not a product—it's your opportunity to try an exciting new user experience from Microsoft. Today Max lets you make lists of your photos and turn them into beautiful slide shows to share with your family and friends. Tomorrow...who knows? With just a few clicks, you can create lists of your favorite photos, arrange them in the layout of your choice, and express them in beautiful views. Preview your photo lists as you build them until your presentation is perfect. You can even use our super hot 3D Mantle View to really show off your work!"</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/MS_Max.jpg" /> <br /><br />Yikes, that site is thick with marketing lingo. After putting on my sunglasses I begin to see what "Max" is all about. It appears to be an application that allows users to create and manage slideshows, as well as arrange their photos into layouts. Max is build using WinFX which is supposed to enable developers to build applications more quickly. I can only assume that this means that Max isn't a real application, but a demo for WinFX.

Darius Wey
09-16-2005, 06:07 PM
I can only assume that this means that Max isn't a real application, but a demo for WinFX.

A bit of both really. I've had it installed for a few days now. It's an application which does what it says (i.e. create + manage slideshows), but expect nothing full-blown like Adobe Bridge. At the same time, it's functioning as a demo and shows off what WinFX is capable of. Worth installing and playing around with if you have nothing else to do with your megabytes. ;)

Jason Dunn
09-17-2005, 05:46 AM
I tried this on my testbed machine and the WinFX install bombed out, then when I tried to use Max it kept coughing up errors and crashing. This software looks amazing - if this is the future of desktop software I'm impressed - but it's very, very beta. More like Alpha. ;-)