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Suggestions for Slideshow software

Discussion in 'General Software' started by SignManiac, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I just hung a 32" monitor on my wall and want to display my sign portfolio in the waiting area. Can anyone recommend a descent program besides Windows screen saver that comes included? I'd like a little a few more options for transitions and timing between images, etc.


    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Mosh Major Contributor

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    I have thought about hanging a TV/dvd combo up and just getting
    a cd with photos on it at "the Wal-Mart" they will play on tv in an endless loop.
    I just got one at my Grandpa's funeral (of his life), runs about 15-20 minutes, around 5 seconds
    or so a pic
     
  3. Pat Whatley

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    Photostage SLideshow Pro

    http://www.nchsoftware.com/slideshow/index.html

    Simple, easy, lets you set up a transitions and zoom in on individual parts of a photo.

    Plus, you can download the non-commercial version for free to try it before you buy it.
     
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    buy a cheap digital picture frame and run it through the tv ;0)
    sorry still need sftware tho -- why not use power point ?
    Markus
     
  5. MikeD

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    If you are using the creative suite you could use bridge to make a slideshow (html, pdf..) I think you can do it with all the programs in the suite besides Illustrator, but I havent had to make one in years, so I am to up to date.
     
  6. WildWestDesigns

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    There is always Flash (now I'm going to run and duck for cover).
     
  7. Marlene

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    Power Point (?) you can include some text along with the photos
     
  8. Suz

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    http://picasa.google.com/

    We used this at a tradeshow, downloaded during the show and had it up and running for customers in just a few minutes. We already had a picture file on the computer of our products, so it was easy!
     
  9. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Picasa it is! simple and good transition effects. Thanks yall's
     
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    Dear Maniac,
    Now to load it onto one of my new computers, I should be doing that too for my Customers on a daily basis, not just at a trade show!!! LOL! Might keep them busy while I'm running around doing things and have people in the shop.
    Thanks for the idea!
     
  11. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    what did I do wrong? I downloaded picasa, I'm running XP, and had some huge issues. my internet connection kept trying to do a dial up and I'm not a dial up. it just kept trying to dial up over and over again once I installed picasa so I had to do a system restore to get things running right again. I upclicked the "send info to google" and "make google my home page" but other than that, it should have been OK.
     
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    I tried Picasa years ago and did not like how it searched and tagged every form of image file on my entire computer and seemed to add lots of other files to the system as well.
    Maybe it's different now and maybe it would be OK if you only have it on a computer dedicated to running that slide show...?

    Back then, it just seemed like it took over way too much of the image file handling on my computer and I ended up doing a system restore to get rid of all the garbage it left behind.
     
  13. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    Proshow gold. A wonderful slide show creator. You can add effects and music.
     
  14. Mike F

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    FastStone Image Viewer has a pretty nice Slideshow feature that lets you add transition effects and music, can also display filenames / meta tag data from what i remember. Also has some basic editing options for cropping / resizing, touching up color / brightness / etc., and is just all around pretty awesome. Hasn't been updated in a year and a half but it really doesn't need anything fixed or added.

    http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
     
  15. SignManiac

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    Correct Border. It's on a dedicated computer and monitor and is not hooked up to the internet. Just an old computer with nothing but XP on it. Have it set to loop over and over with the 666 pictures in the library.
     
  16. WildWestDesigns

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    Nice number for ya.
     
  17. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Always brought me good luck :thumb:
     
  18. Suz

    Suz Very Active Member

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    Okay, that yellow smiley face on your balloon doesn't fool anyone! If 666 is your lucky number, you are a Devil in disguise! :)
     
  19. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Haha, I'm more like the son of satan. The old man gets all the credit :)
     
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    we already do the same thing. we use windows dvd maker. its included on your windows operating software. it works great!

    oh i have to mention we bought a flat screen with a dvd player built in. every couple of months we just update the movie file with new pics and burn a new dvd. its the way to go. you dont have to worry about having a computer dedicated for it. just pop in the dvd on the back side of the tv and you are set. it will play loops which is what you want. you dont want to keep hitting play.
     
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