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latest version of impressive 2018 free and open source License GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPLv2)

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What is Impressive?

The stylish way of giving presentations.

Impressive is a program that displays PDF presentation slides with style. Smooth alpha-blended slide transitions are provided for the sake of eye candy, but in addition to this, Impressive offers some unique tools that are very useful for presentations.

Creating presentations for Impressive is very simple: You just need to export a PDF file from your presentation software. This means that you can create slides in the application of your choice and use Impressive for displaying them. If your application does not support PDF output, you can alternatively use a set of pre-rendered image files – or you use Impressive to make a slideshow with your favorite photos.

Features Page transitions: The page transition effects aren't exactly useful, but they are nice to watch and provide a moment of relaxation for both the audience and the presenter :)

Overview screen: Imagine the following common situation: After you finished your presentation, the audience puts questions, and you need to go back to a specific slide to explain some fact in more detail.

Highlight boxes: Maybe you want to focus the attention of your audience on a specific part of the current slide. To accomplish this, you can drag a rectangle on the screen while holding down the left mouse button. After releasing the button, the screen will get dark and blurry – except for the part you just selected.

Spotlight effect: The highlight boxes are already a nice thing, but there are maybe situations where you want to have a somewhat more “dynamic” highlighting. So try to press the [Enter] key: a highlighting circle will appear and follow the mouse cursor as you move it.

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Impressive information

  • Developed byMartin J. Fiedler
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives40 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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