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Image annotation and diagram editor

Although it is designed for SVG vectorial graphics, Inkscape is suitable for this too: freeware / open-source cross-platform it saves as SVG, so you can link the original image into the SVG file, ...
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Program to open an Apple Keynote (.key) file in Windows or Linux

You can open the .keynote file online at iCloud and export it (Apple now allows you to sign up online without an Apple device!). It will ask you to sign up at the top of the homepage, from which you ...
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Image annotation and diagram editor

Simen Wu's iPhotoDraw stores annotations in separate layer, physically in separate XML file and includes most of the alignment etc. features you'd expect from a professional easy-to-use software
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Software to make Photo Video maker with music?

You can do exactly this sort of thing with FFMPEG, (and much more of course), I recently used it to generate a slide show of shots for part of a video of a friends funeral to send to the other side of ...
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Software for creating a USB drive presentation

The easiest and most portable solution would be to create your interactive presentation as a mini-web site, with local relative links, images and possibly sounds. Then simply put the whole minisite on ...
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Image annotation and diagram editor

PicPick: is free for personal use can draw resizable selection can draw resizable shapes and can insert text in a shape (automatically aligned) edit and move shapes and text boxes later in the same ...
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Merging audio files into a video which shows the original file name while playing them

You can use ImageMagick (Free, open source, cross-platform, CLI) to create an image from some text: convert \ -size 165x70 \ xc:lightblue \ -font Bookman-DemiItalic \ -pointsize 12 \ ...
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Software for online lecture (mass-conference with slides)

NetViewer Meet NetViewer Meet is an online conference and screen sharing tool. It consists of two downloads: a Moderator and a Participant app. As a moderator, you can: Control which screen to be ...
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Annotating a PDF presentation with a Wacom graphics tablet in Linux

If by "annotate" you mean "draw", Okular can do that in presentation mode, but the annotations are ephemeral. Click on the Toggle Drawing Mode icon in the top bar to enable or disable the ...
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Software for prototyping in 3d

Suggesting these software's without my personal experience but I hope my answers will help you.:) FreeCAD FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeler for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE ...
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PDF presentation software with preview of next slide and annotations

The LibreOffice Impress program allows you to do at least most of this, (I don't have any pdf files with embedded notes to test on at the moment). Open a pdf in impress, Press F5 and the first page ...
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Text-based slides (in order to support version control)

(1) Not trendy, in fact somewhat old, but also reliable (and I have used it) is Slidy2 (and see the demo). It is actually easier to use that it might first appear. It is fairly versatile, and works. (...
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Merging audio files into a video which shows the original file name while playing them

To complete Franck Dernoncourt's answer: Create a bash script named 0moviemakingscript.sh in the folder which contains the audio files with contents: #!/bin/bash for f in *; do if [ "$f" != "...
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Software for online lecture (mass-conference with slides)

BigBlueButton has everything you are looking for: 1 - Supports many people/clients with webcam & presenter with webcam 2 - Can show both face & slide presentation (with audio but I think that ...
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Software for prototyping in 3d

I would use Blender, no doubt! Free, simple, easy. It's the open source equivalent of Maya, CAD etc. and probably even better than them. [see www.blender.org] also have a look at google scetch - ...
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Looking for an interactive, user-directed presentation creator

You can use Prezi: free online presentation tool import from PowerPoint can branch off to other slides nice looking pre made templates easy to use windows/ios/osx app Here's an example of branching ...
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Presentation Software with a cursor looking like a laser pointer instead of mouse pointer

I know that you said that you want to use Acrobat but this page, Use Mouse as Laser Pointer in a PowerPoint Presentation, shows you how to do it in PowerPoint, using an inbuilt function, without the ...
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PowerPoint alternative?

Apache OpenOffice Impress, works on Windows & Mac. Google Drive Google Slides (not sure how this would handle huge presentations). Have you thought about writing lessons for a website? ...
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How to show PowerPoint presentation while seeing the notes on other computer?

Besed on @Franck. What I am doing is 1: Faking an external monitor. Don't need any software for that (https://superuser.com/a/796884/185370). Then I present the presentation. One one monitor the ...
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Text-based slides (in order to support version control)

You can have this effect using LaTeX. Whole document is saved in text and you can generate presentations from LateX sources. Another option is to use knitr. It's able to generate presentations from ...
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Presentation software with tools

Big Blue Button is a online conferencing tool - Open Source/Free Software, so either host your own instance or use one of the multiple hosting companies that support it. While it has screen sharing, ...
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Simple slideshow program: captions, local image files, sequence

Boxoft has developed a slideshow builder that provides most, if not all, of what you want. Their product supports 35+ image formats and provides multiple ways of creating your slideshow (eg. as an ....
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PowerPoint alternative?

If you are willing to try "crazy things", you would like of impress.js. It's a open source alternative for prezi (with all cool stuff) made with web technologies (HTML5, CSS and JS). See a example ...
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PowerPoint alternative?

I use the iMapping Tool – both as a personal (visual) knowledge base and for presentations. Like Prezi, its UI is based on zooming, but as it is primarily a knowledge mapping tool, iMapping is ...
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PowerPoint alternative?

You can also have a look at Kingsoft Presentation Professional. They are one of the biggest vendors on office suites after Microsoft if not even bigger. I personally don't have a recent experience ...
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Presentation Software with a cursor looking like a laser pointer instead of mouse pointer

I recommend Presentation Pointer Software. The Presentation Pointer Software: Adds cursor highlighting abilities and more visual and audible mouse click effects Displays your keystrokes in an ...
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Fullscreen image slideshow with smooth video capability

I'm using Gwenview for this on Linux. This application belongs to the KDE desktop (so it will draw in "some" requirements). It's primarily an image viewer with a lot of extensions, and a.o. also ...
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Looking for an interactive, user-directed presentation creator

This sounds like the sort of thing that Twine would be very useful for, while it is not "presentation" software it is intended for interactive stories where the user selects their own path through the ...
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Authoring/CMS with animation support + assets

I think just yesterday I have recommended this opensource webapp for another question but it fits the bill perfectly for your usecase (that is if I have understood it correctly): DeckDeckGo This is ...
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Authoring/CMS with animation support + assets

I believe that you want WordPress as your CMS. There is a good chance you will be able to find a theme with the features you want, and if you cannot, then you can make your own theme with precisely ...
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