Slideshow help needed

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peter
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Slideshow help needed
Jul 5, 2013

Hi,

I am trying to set up a slideshow which will be shown on a TV using a DVD player. Results so far are not as perfect as I would like.

Switching formats on the TV does not seem to help with the distortion ie. squashed images.

Most of the frames are multi images. I have used a paper size of 1200x800 on which to place the images.

Given that most TVs are now 16:9 format would that be a sensible paper format to use ie. 1600x900?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Peter

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In reply to peter, Jul 6, 2013

Morning Peter, try Fastone image viewer "free" one of the best browser out there, I'm sure it enables you to create slideshow to play on DVD player, it should automatically resize images for you.

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In reply to peter, Jul 6, 2013

Hi,

Thanks for the suggested program.

However this is not the main problem. I have tried several programs/methods of getting the images onto the screen but what happens is that the images are always distorted.

I cannot believe that all my ancestors were short and fat!!!

I have tried altering the TV aspect but it makes little difference to the final result.

Peter

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In reply to peter, Jul 6, 2013

Peter, I'm not to good at explaining methods on PC but I think you problem is image size, when using programs like Fastone or the best of all Proshow gold/producer you find all you need to know in help files. I was hoping that other members would pop in with advice.

Anyway if you are ever in King's Lynn I could show you.

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In reply to carl english, Jul 7, 2013

Hi Carl,

I have read the links that you sent and think they have solved the problem. Shifting the image dimensions to the 4:3 ratio has definitely improved the distortion problem.

Many thanks for your input.

Peter

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In reply to peter, Jul 7, 2013

When it comes to creating slideshows, I find PTE is pretty hard to beat. I've been using it for years, and with a little experience, you can create some striking slideshows..

http://www.wnsoft.com

If you want to see samples, have a look here:

http://www.beechbrook.com/pte

Dick

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In reply to rbl, Jul 19, 2013

Hi guys, i'm new here, but i'll try to be efficient.

As for me and my family - we use this program for making slideshows. It makes great transition, put's music and burn's DVD's, and it's very easy.

Also, you may try other free software.

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