How can I turn digital photos into slides?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Alan Holmes, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    I have a large number of digital pictures which I would like to turn into
    slides so that a large number of people can view them at the same time.

    It is easily possible and how?
    Alan Holmes, Oct 4, 2007
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    Rob Morley Guest

    It's extremely easy - just use an LCD projector.
    Rob Morley, Oct 4, 2007
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    UC Guest

    UC, Oct 4, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    There are dozen(s) of programs can turn still images into presentation
    (either VCD or DVD standard format) that you can play on stand alone DVD
    player or computer.
    - Possible? yes it's possible and have been available for many many years
    now. Or it's way too long for me to remember

    - Easily? Yes, it's very easy but may depend on how much you know the
    general basic steps.

    - How? it can be as easiest as just select "large number of photos" then
    tell the program to turn it into DVD (most has default setting), then you
    just wait for it to finish. It can take hour(s) depending on number of
    photos and speed of your system.

    Different program has more/less options/features than other so you just
    need to pick the one suites your need. I use ProShow Gold and it serves me

    Before DVD was available, I used other program (I can't remember the name)
    to turn still image into combination of VCD presentation to play on
    stand-alone VCD/DVD player , web slideshow. I also tried VCD presentation
    by Nero v4.x (it was ok with limitation).
    Joel, Oct 4, 2007
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    Scott W Guest

    Scott W, Oct 4, 2007
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    UC Guest

    This was a question to which the response "you're a fucking moron" was
    not appropriate, so I felt like being helpful. You see, I am really a
    very nice man, but I do have standards.
    UC, Oct 4, 2007
  7. Alan Holmes

    UC Guest

    I think he wants to project them with a slide projector.
    UC, Oct 4, 2007
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    skip Guest

    If he wants to transfer digital images to card board transparencies so they
    can be projected with a slide projector it can be done. A friend of mine
    had this done by a local lab about a year ago. I believe the cost at that
    time was $5.00 an image. It might be less costly to rent a digital
    projector if this is a one time event.
    skip, Oct 4, 2007
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    May Guest

    If you don't have a program that creates slide shows, you can do it
    online for free at one of the following sites.

    You will have to save it to your hard drive when you are done or you
    can create an account & save it on the server there. My son found the
    site when he was trying to update his MySpace page. But it does have
    some special effects & some worthwhile widgets that are great for
    presentation uses.

    If you absolutely need slides save them to a CD & take it to your
    local camera dealer or photo developer & ask them to make the slides
    for you.
    May, Oct 4, 2007
  10. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    Silly me, that is something I did not think of!
    Alan Holmes, Oct 4, 2007
  11. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    I thought I had said that I wanted them turned into slides!
    Alan Holmes, Oct 4, 2007
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Vague terminology - a 'slide show' is more likely to be digital these
    days. Now if you'd said you wanted to convert them into tranparencies
    Rob Morley, Oct 5, 2007
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    Scott W Guest

    You did, it was pretty clear what you were looking for. The reading
    skills in the news groups are not always, well very good.

    Scott W, Oct 5, 2007
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    ray Guest

    Are you really married to the physical slides? I have to vote with the guy
    who mentioned that the easiest solution is a $500 LCD projector run from
    the computer. Otherwise, ask at your local photo shop.
    ray, Oct 5, 2007
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    Roger Tango Guest

    Actually "slides" is somewhat ambiguous. Yes, it probably means 35 mm
    slides, but could mean prints on transparent media that are projected with
    an overhead projector, or 2 1/2 in slides, or "digital" slides, or ...
    Roger Tango, Oct 5, 2007
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    May Guest

    I was more or less focusing on the fact that you said you wanted to
    show these images to a large group and that they were digital images.
    I was just trying to offer advice that would save you both time &
    money. Physical slides can get very expensive to have processed, and
    you said you had a large volume of images. With modern technology most
    people today hook their laptop up to digital projectors to show
    images. It may be digital but the same images will be shown. By
    creating a digital slide show at one of the sites I suggested you can
    also burn it to a DVD and use a standard DVD player to show your work
    at a far less expense than the slides. You could even burn extra DVD's
    and sell them after your presentation, if you wish. I was just trying
    to give you a few options I have used successfully before.
    May, Oct 5, 2007
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    David Azose Guest


    There are still a few companies that use a machine called a "film
    recorder" to image files onto 35mm film. Some film recorders offer
    larger film sizes but those are quite specialized and the film output
    quite costly. The service is rare these days as most people opt to use a
    digital projector connected to a computer and show a PowerPoint
    presentation or something similar. But as I said there are still a few
    companies that offer this service.

    Here is a VERY BRIEF explanation of how the machine works. Most are
    shaped like a long box with a camera at one end focused at a very, very,
    very high resolution BLACK AND WHITE monitor (usually sized at 7" or so)
    at the other end. For 35mm slides, the camera is usually loaded with
    Kodak Ektachrome (E-6) film.

    Inside the box, in front of the camera's lens there is a filter turret
    with 4 filters: a clear glass filter, a red filter, a green filter and a
    blue filter. The software that drives the camera will instruct the
    recorder to place the clear filter in front of the lens and some
    calibration will be done. Then the software will move the red filter in
    front of the lens and instruct the machine to display JUST the red
    information onto the black and white monitor and make the red exposure.
    Then, without advancing the film, the green and then the blue
    information images are recorded in turn through their respective
    filters .

    The filters used are very close to the response of the color layers in
    Ektachrome film. Once all three exposures have been made, the film is
    automatically advanced and ready for the next series of 3 exposures.
    After all the exposure have been made, the film is processed normally in
    Kodak E-6 chemistry, just like regular slide film.

    David Azose, Oct 5, 2007
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    Asle Bjerva Guest

    The quality of consumer projectors are far too low for high quality
    The resulution is typical 1920*1080 pixels.
    A filmrecorder making 35mm standard slides can have a resolution as high as
    16384*13448 !

    Try searching for a local lab, using a filmrecorder.
    Asle Bjerva, Oct 5, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    That is what SLIDESHOW does, the program turms still images into slideshow
    (or presentation if you add screen effect, caption, and music etc.). then
    you can run the slides from stand-alone DVD player or computer connects to
    projector if you wish.
    Joel, Oct 5, 2007
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    dj_nme Guest

    If you're not overly fussed with ultimate picture quality, there is a
    simple and cheap way of doing this.
    Set a film SLR camera in front of your computer monitor on a sturdy
    tripod and use slide film ot take pictures of the images on the computer
    monitor, preferably maximised to full-screen size.
    Set the camera to Tv mode and use a slow shutter speed (such as 1/25th
    or 1/8th second) to prevent "scan bars" appearing in the slide.
    Using a cable release or the self-timer function ares the best way to
    prevent camera shake further reducing image quality.

    I've done this myself for some presentaions and was pleasantly surprised
    at how well most of the slides came out.

    PS: Don't forget to move the mouse cursor to the edge of the screen
    before tripping the shutter.
    Unless you want a small white arrow to appear somewhere in the slide ;-)
    dj_nme, Oct 5, 2007
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