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(solved) Slide Show In Windows Media

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by TheRealGV, Dec 24, 2003.

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  1. TheRealGV

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    I have about 200 pictures of family that I want to be able to have viewable in Windows Media as a slide show.

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a free program that's out there that can do this? Even one that has a free trial that offeres full features? I do plan on maybe paying for it, but I ned to try it first. I've tried a couple, but free trial doesn't offer the features needed. I want to be able to have a 3 to 5 second delay between pictures.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rhettman5.1

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    Try THIS called fresh view, It's good fast free and spyware free, it will show thumbs, give you a slideshow full screen and let you determine the length...easy to learn also...check it out...you will have to register it, but it IS free ...Rhett

    ( one you download it you may want to go to tools/settings/file associations and remove all the ticks so it will let your favorite programs remain the defaults)
     
  3. TheRealGV

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    Thanks, but that won't play a slide show in Windows Media Player.
     
  4. buck52

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    How are you going to store them for viewing? CD

    Ifranview will allow you to create a slideshow and burn it to a CD with the viewer so you can give it anyone

    buck
     
  5. TheRealGV

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    The first line of my original post said, "I have about 200 pictures of family that I want to be able to have viewable in Windows Media as a slide show".

    This means that I want to use Windows Media Player to view the slide show as a movie.
     
  6. buck52

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    Thanks for clearing that up :rolleyes:

    Was just making a alternative suggestion that is very quick and easy for slideshows...and it's free

    buck
     
  7. MustBNuts

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    Movie Maker on Windows XP will create a .wmv file. My sister just created a movie/slideshow that included about 100 pictures set to the music of her choice...

    PS: Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays - just remember, yes we can read and everyone here is merely giving you options, opinions, and trying to help, try to check the attitude at the door ;)
     
  8. TheRealGV

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    Sorry for the attitude. I was pretty frustrated trying to find what I needed.

    I did manage to find what I was looking for and it worked better then I was hoping.
     
  9. Rhettman5.1

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    Great for you, and we are glad, ..but... how about sharing what you found with the other members... then Mr. Buck ( :) ) can mark this resolved !!...PS... MERRY CHRISTMAS !!... Rhett :D
     
  10. TheRealGV

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    I first got the pictures set all in one folder. I needed to resize them all to fit a screen resolution of 800X600. I was going to use InfranView, but didn't like that idea as only one can be resized at a time. I managed to find a program called Slide Show found at http://www.digitalphotoslideshow.com/ . It came with a Digital Photo Resizer.

    After resizing to fit screen resolution, I used a program called ProShow ( http://www.photodex.com/products/proshow/ ) to take the 200 pictures and turn them into a slide show movie. This program has a feature that allow you to add an MP3 to have sound with the show. If you're using the Trial Version, it will leave a mark across the show saying evaluation version. I paid for it and don't get that marking. This left me with a pretty big .mpg file.

    I used Windows Media Encoder ( http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2193-8436084.html?tag=lst-2-4 ) to shrink the file down to a sixth of the original (90MB down to 15MB). Most, if not all the quality remained.

    I only wanted to create a slide show to show people. The added music was a great bonus. As I said, it was better then I wanted.

    Thanks again for the assistamce. Sorry for the frustration. I really wanted to get this done before bed tonight, and didn't think I would be able to.
     
  11. buck52

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    TheRealGV

    glad you got it worked out...and thanks for sharing how...

    I will mark this as solved...howdy Rhett :)

    For your info... Irfanview slideshows display fullscreen automatically and/or will batch resize quite nicely... ;)

    buck
     
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