Jump to content

- - - - -

Presentation Software?

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Stoo


    Wolf Eel

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 198 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada

Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:45 PM

I've been asked to present a couple of UW photo workshops. I'm wondering what folks use for presentation software...


Basically I want something that can be used both for a "pretty" slideshow, with some sappy music, but also something that can be used for "teaching"... so some text overlay, perhaps an illustration or two...


I use a Macbook Pro... I have Powerpoint and iPhoto already. Someone suggested "Keynote" which is a $20 App from Mac and apparently integrates well with iTunes and iPhoto for importing stuff. It also allows you to stick everything on the Cloud so it could be accessed anywhere and on any of my iGizmos...


My bro uses some stuff called ProShow which looked ok, but it's a Windows app only....


Any thoughts?


Key is ease of use ('cause I'm not that likely to use it if it's a PITA), and cheap!




#2 Cary Dean

Cary Dean

    Sting Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 278 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern California

Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:34 PM

What about The slideshow module in Adobe LightRoom?

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
Jacques Yves Cousteau

#3 tdphoto



  • Member
  • Pip
  • 25 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Goldach, Switzerland

Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:44 AM

I can recommend FotoMagico for this.




Greetings from Switzerland,



Sony A7rII and A7II, Nauticam NA-A7II, Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS, Sony FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS, INON-Z240 and D-2000

#4 Stoo


    Wolf Eel

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 198 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada

Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:22 AM

Oh Lightroom... forgot I have that!


And I'll check out fotomagico too.


Thanks folks~

#5 bvanant


    Giant Squid

  • Team Wetpixel
  • 1689 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles (more or less)
  • Interests:Science, photography, travel

Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:14 PM

If you want to do teaching then Powerpoint is the way that I would go, for straight slideshows I use both fotomagico and iPhoto.


Canon 7d, Nauticam, Lots of glass, Olympus OMD-EM5, Nauticam, 60 macro, 45 macro, 8 mm fisheye, Inon, S&S, Athena Strobes plus lots of fiddly bits.

#6 troporobo


    Manta Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 422 posts

Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

You might also look into Prezi - I have seen some really dazzling presentation that used this:  




There are some really interesting photography-specific examples on the site:




Edited by troporobo, 11 November 2013 - 10:25 PM.