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Looking for a no frills slideshow make/display program

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by ikke777, Apr 4, 2010.

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  1. ikke777

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    I'm holding a talk soon, and have prepared several collections of photos which I want to use as slide shows. I've considered Power point, however I understand you have to add each photo one at the time. I have 400 photos. Not doing that, I think.
    So I'd like a photo display program that is portable, as I'll be on someone else's machine.
    I don't mind converting the photo's to a different format or zipping them up in archs beforehand.

    Anyone any ideas?
     
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    It has to be interactive.
     
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    ah ha you did not mention that!

    Can it be web based , can you rely on a stable internet connection?
     
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    Yes webased is fine.
     
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    I am sure others may have their own preferances but I use Photobucket .
    Its free and provides a slideshow program.

    You can upload multiple pictures at one time and edit them online if you wish.

    Have a look for yourself,I hop its what you need http://photobucket.com/about
     
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    I'm looking for a portable interactive slideshow, that I can use while holding a talk using someone else computer that is unlikely to have an internet connection setup.
    I need to be able to move the next slide up myself, so it has to be ineractive.
     
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    Squashman:
    Thank you for the link.

    I did some research before I started this thread, there's plenty of slideshow programs out there. After a day of research I still couldn't find one that provide NO FRILLS interactivity.

    I'm doing a talk, I don't want the next pics lined up at the bottom of the screen, I don't need fancy fadeovers to liven up the show.
     
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    You can add them all with a couple of clicks ... Want sound ???
    And there's software to burn a PPT to a DVD movie.

    Insert >> Picture >> New Photo Album .. (find the folder with you pictures) .. select all of them (Crtl+A) >> Insert.
    You will probably need to copy your pictures to a folder .. And resize them for something like 1024x768.

    I use the Batch Processor in the freeware Irfanview for this resizing.
    They will have to be named in the sequence that you want to show them.
     
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    I'm providing the sound.

    Can I advance to the next photo with a click/key, whatever?
     
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    You can set the transition to manual or auto ... and fade effects ... for all slides at once.

    Here's one I made for a friends Presentation ..
    Using the cursor keys .. the first advance starts the show with opening sound .. Then it advances automatically after the sound.
    From then on its manually controlled from the cursor keys .. (or a remote switch) ...
    until the end .. with a closing sound track
     
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    You could always make a Google Web Album with Picasa .. And show it as a Slide Show ...
    When you enter the slide show .. Set the frame rate for more seconds than you need .. and press F11
    Then use the right cursor key to advance the slides .... Try It
     
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