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#1 Damo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

Hi folks,


Am giving my first ever photo presentation to a captive audience of victims...er....photo camera boys n girls....

Just wondering what do folks like to use as preferred software...and typically what resolution on images is sufficient for photo prep?

Am looking at microsoft power point as a potential candidate...but am finding it alot of work just to get an image on a slide (cause I dont think I'm doing it right)..and I think Im gonna wind up with a big file???

Any thoughts or advice deeply appreciated as always..

Thank u

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:45 AM

Hi folks,


Am giving my first ever photo presentation to a captive audience of victims...er....photo camera boys n girls....

Just wondering what do folks like to use as preferred software...and typically what resolution on images is sufficient for photo prep?

Am looking at microsoft power point as a potential candidate...but am finding it alot of work just to get an image on a slide (cause I dont think I'm doing it right)..and I think Im gonna wind up with a big file???

Any thoughts or advice deeply appreciated as always..

Thank u

D


Powerpoint is a good choice for your presentation. We us it for our monthly photo contests. A resolution of 1024 to 1400 on the long side gives good results. Don't forget to consider your projector's resolution capabilities. Getting the images into Powerpoint is relatively painless. Select Insert > Photo Album and direct it to the folder that contains you images. Select the desired images, either Ctrl+A for all, or Ctrl+left click for each. Click Insert. Make sure Fit to Slide is selected, then click Create.In the newly created deck I would set the background of all slides to black. I find the white borders around the images detracting. Add any text you'd like, maybe slide transitions, and you should be good to go. The file size will be dependent on the number of slides and the resolution of the images. Roughly, a 1024x768 @ 96 dpi is about 700kb. So your deck will be 10 - 15 slides per MB.

Bob W

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:22 AM

1. Never use flashy transitions between slides. They look (and are) gimmicky.
2. Use srgb colourspace.
3. Edit tightly. If the image is an also-ran or similar, ditch it. If the image adds nothing to the presentation, ditch it. Be ruthless.
4. Edit tightly (again) and only select the finest examples of your craft. Only display second best to explain where things went wrong and how the image could be improved.
5. Get the audience engaged and seek feedback.
6. If presenting to an audience makes you nervous, look at the back wall of the room and pretend its your mates you are talking to.
7. Have fun! An engaging presenter should have an infectious enthusiasm for the subject.

Good luck!
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#4 Damo

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

Perfect!

Thanks a million guys as always

Damo

Edited by Damo, 08 February 2013 - 12:48 AM.

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