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CD slide presentations Help

Anybody have a good link to download templates for slideshows from a CD. Im looking to send out some portfolios and need something thats simple and opens up quick. Any ideas on presentation on burned CD form are welcome, Thanks

by Jack Watson at 2005-11-23 12:13:35 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Haifa , Israel | Bookmark | | Report spam→

After asking the same question you are – I found a lot of editors I talked to said they would prefer just plain old JPEG files that they can drop into whatever viewer they already have. It’s better to keep it simple than have a slideshow that doesn’t run for some reason. but that was about 6 months ago – maybe there is something out there now that doesn’t have any strange bugs…?

by Ana Pimsler | 23 Nov 2005 12:11 | Alexandria, VA, United States | | Report spam→
Use the JPEG, and it also depends on which type of program or style you are looking at, for instance, if you just want to us CD then Jpeg, but if you are looking to move into a program, use the highest pixel quality you can find, if you want to import to Afftereffects, which I want to do for your pics send both JPEG and PSD files, and you want the pixel rates to be 720 by 480 inches, this is NTSC broadcast standard. Well it is like 720 by 540, but whatever. DAMN i have become a tech geek, oh yeah send me some files. Good Luck….

by Kevin Michael Martin | 23 Nov 2005 17:11 | Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→
No, I mean a slideshow template type program that automaticly opens up when the editor sticks the CD into his computer. I dont want to send just 20 single jpgs scattered all over the place with no captions.

by Jack Watson | 24 Nov 2005 01:11 | Haifa, Israel | | Report spam→
Powerpoint will do that. YOu can export the file so that it plays automatically when the editor opens the file, regardless of whether they have powerpoint or not. It is a good standard template program, been around for a longtime so many people are used to it.  The advantage is that it gives you adequate control over the slides (transitions,e tc) and it also gives you the ability to work with text satisfactorily — sound no, but text yes.  However, as Kevin points out, editors dont like slide shows generally.  One thing I have toyed with is creating one simple html page that opens up with a simple layout giving the editor a quick overview of the project.  So far this has worked nicely.


by Jon Anderson | 24 Nov 2005 05:11 | St Domingo, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
You can still have captions on the JPEGS, just make a new layout in photoshop, put the photo on the page, write a caption on the page, and resave as a jpeg. You probably already know that, but thought I’d mention the idea anyway…

by Ana Pimsler | 27 Nov 2005 18:11 | Alexandria, VA, United States | | Report spam→

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Participants

Jack Watson, Photographer Jack Watson
Photographer
Bronx, Nyc , United States
Ana Pimsler, Photojournalist Ana Pimsler
Photojournalist
Manassas, Va , United States
Kevin Michael Martin, Documentary Filmmaker Kevin Michael Martin
Documentary Filmmaker
Bainbridge Island, Washington , United States ( SEA )
Jon Anderson, Photographer & Writer Jon Anderson
Photographer & Writer
Ocala Florida , United States


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