Slide Show Software

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by mark b, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. mark b

    mark b Guest

    Hi all

    I have produced a slide show using Adobe Photoshop Elements with music and
    transitions.

    I was quite pleased with the result until I saw someone else's slide show.

    It had a lot more sophisticated transitions than mine.

    Can you suggest other software which does slideshows.

    Thank you

    mark b
     
    mark b, Aug 10, 2005
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    erics Guest

    Microsoft Powerpoint?
     
    erics, Aug 10, 2005
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  3. mark b

    mark b Guest

    Can you suggest other software which does slideshows.
    Yes, that did cross my mind. I've never used it so don't know if it does
    slide shows with fancy transitions.
     
    mark b, Aug 10, 2005
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    Taswolf Guest

    Try Studio by Pinnacle. I believe it is up to version 9 and does video as
    well
    as still photos. It has many many standard transitions, you can add
    background
    music as well as narration, etc... Sells with a PCI or USB card/adaptor for
    input for around $100. Well worth it.

    T.W.
     
    Taswolf, Aug 10, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest


    It does.

    Like any Microsoft Office application, it also has the advantage of
    being the industry standard. Not the gold standard, not by a long
    way, but the industry standard.
     
    Tony Polson, Aug 10, 2005
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    piar Guest

    Open Office, better tham PowerPoint but it's free.

    http:\\www.openoffice.org
     
    piar, Aug 10, 2005
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    piperut Guest

    I haven't tried to do slideshows in OpenOffice yet.
    How do you accomplish this?
    Can you also use Ogg files in addition to mp3 files for sound files?
    Can you burn the result to a dvd that will play in a standard dvd
    player?

    How limited or useful is Open Office in this regard?
    Can you also do this in Linux, or are you limited to this in Windows?

    Thanks in advance,

    roland
     
    piperut, Aug 10, 2005
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    David A Guest

    A gold standard approach.......?

    Adobe Premier. Basically make a video file. The sky is the limit on what you
    can do. You can add intro's, background music, transitions galore. And, the
    same file is primed to import into a DVD authoring software program too.

    Now, a video file would not be interactive like a regular conventional slide
    show, you can't go back and forward by clicking a button per se. You have to
    get into a program like Director for that.

    Also, google search for java and javascript slideshow. There are tons of
    real kewl little scripts that offer slide show stuff

    Check this out http://hoofr.com/gallery-b5.htm its a java based
    slideshow.

    David A
     
    David A, Aug 11, 2005
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    David A Guest

    I am surprised somebody has spammed this post because it isn't really on
    newsgroup topic.

    I guess its close - photos are involved and its a system, and you could use
    an SLR
     
    David A, Aug 11, 2005
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    dave6134 Guest

    There are a ton of slide show programs available ranging from free to
    hundreds of dollars. Most of them have all sorts of transition bells
    and whistles.

    I use PicturesToExe by WinSoft Inc. it has several dozen transitions
    but after playing around with all the wipes, swipes, and bangs I've
    settled on a simple fade out with overlapping fade in. I looks
    professional and doe not divert attention from the images. I do like
    the customize music synchronization feature that allows slides to be
    displayed for different time intervals and it also plays midi files
    along with mp3 and wave files.

    Dave
    East-Englewood
     
    dave6134, Aug 19, 2005
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    Gaderian Guest

    If you're operating system is Windows XP, Photo Story 3 for Windows XP is
    free. I've used it with very satisfactory results.
    Go here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx
     
    Gaderian, Aug 24, 2005
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  12. I use digital photo slide show. Lots of transitions, captions, music. I'd
    eventually like something more professional (more automated handling of
    certain events), but it does the job quite well for many purposes.

    http://www.digitalphotoslideshow.com/
     
    N H via PhotoKB.com, Aug 24, 2005
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