Selelecting Show dialog tips enables the display of informative information area in the tip area of dialog boxes.
Selecting the Show startup dialog causes the Startup Dialog to appear. this gives you the choice of starting a new slide show, creating a new show from a folder, or opening an existing show. For more information on the Start Up dialog click on the link.
Slecting Alway preview actual size sets the preview size to the movie size as the default.
The Check for Updates panel will let you enable automatic notification of new program versions an updats. Taking advantage of this always keeps your software up to date. Cliking on the Check Now button, will interigate the ImageMatics server and let you know if a newer version is availble.