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[ale] NewbieQ on OO/Impress for photo slide shows
- Subject: [ale] NewbieQ on OO/Impress for photo slide shows
- From: johnmills at speakeasy.net (John Mills)
- Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 09:34:47 -0500 (EST)
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Thanks for the suggestions. I sure didn't realize I would be 'pushing the
performance envelope' with this project! I thought I was taking the easy
On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, aaron wrote:
> A few thoughts to add to robert's....
> Depending on how "gee wiz" you want the transitions between slides
> to be, OOo Impress may not be the best approach (other suggestions
No problem for me - simple is fine for this.
>>> What is a good image size/resolution for JPEG slides to be viewed
>>> on computer display...?
> What Robert said, with the note that the most likely projector resolution
> will also be 1024x768, which is about 25% better than the standard video
> resolution which most projectors also support.
I'll try making up a sub-set in that size and see how much it helps. Maybe
"close is good enough" if I save on file size and the display tool deals
with screen use. (BTW, has anyone else tried the built-in slideshow in M$
Vista with a wide-format display? Major boo-boo, Mr. Gates! I don't
understand why they even released it in that shape.)
> Also, not sure of the batch export options with Impress since I haven't
> used it much, but it may be possible to organize the images there then
> export them (in the size reduced format?) with numeric file names in the
> correct order.
I had been using the 'album' Perl script from 'marginal-hacks', but it
does require renaming the files to control the order. It also requires -
at least for me - a lot of hand-work separating and re-combining photos
that have different aspect ratios (width:height) to get the thumbnails
right. There's supposed to be an 'add to existing album' feature but I
haven't found it to work for this.
I just downloaded a copy of the 'dvd-slideshow' tools and will probably
give them a whirl.
> Not a Linux solution, but if you can get your files to a Mac with iDVD, the
> program has a facility for automatically making a video slide show that can
> even be automatically timed to an audio track. You can have it save the
> original, full quality images on the disk in addition to the video DVD
> slide show, so it makes a hybrid Video / DATA DVD. I believe the companion
> iPhoto integrates so that you could use it to organize the slide show order.
> As noted above, of you can get to a Mac with iDVD...
Well, I earlier used the phrase 'hardware challenged'. It's a near-synonym
for 'budgetarily challenged.' I do have Photoshop Elements6 and should
look into the docs to see what it offers for presentation.
Cheers - hang onto your sanities through the upcoming holiday season[s].