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Slideshow Software

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Chris_M, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Chris_M

    Chris_M Active Member

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    I read somewhere a while back that there was a slideshow software that would allow you to tap a key when you wanted the next photo to appear (like on a tone, beat or tempo change in whatever music was added to the slideshow), but that it was only available for the Mac.

    Looking around the net, I cannot find anything like that, at least none that specifically state that in thier description.
    I run Windows 7 64-bit, and wanted to ask if anyone knows of any slideshow software that:
    1. ... specifically allows the tapping of a key in order to set the next photo change in time with the music
    2. ... can handle HD Photos

    :thinking: Commercial Software might also be acceptable is it doesn't cost hundreds of Euro!
     
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    Look into "MAGIX Fotos auf CD & DVD", it has something in this kind. I never used it, but the manual says it can do it also automatically.
    Maybe there is a trial version http://www.magix.com/at/

    Greetings from Vienna
    Franz
     
  3. Chris_M

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    How odd, your reply was posted yesterday evening, yet I only just now got notification of a reply...

    Anyway, thanks, I'll look that up.
    And if anyone know of any others, please do post.
     
  4. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    It may have gone into moderation because of the link Chris.
     
  5. Chris_M

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    Thanks for that info sty2586.
    I've now had urgent reason to do a slideshow, and got MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 10 DeluxeHD.
    Whereas it doesn't have the button thing I was looking for, it DOES allow pretty precise placing of photos on the timeline, and it turns out that is probably better.
    The slideshow I made was using very old, scanned prints, but the processing was done to the best of my ability with LR and Photoshop.

    [End of post-related statement]

    It's of pictures of my daughters life from when she was born right up to the last pictures I took of her myself,
    she was murdered on Saturday in Germany by her boyfriend.
    I'm not asking anyone to go have a look, but should anyone wish to see the slideshow of her and/or what the software in question can do,
    for someone that never made a slideshow before, but produced this 3 days after purchase and installation,
    here's a link to it on YouTube (description, video text and music are in German):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdEo4KAcNfc
     
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    Oh Chris, I'm so sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you.
     
  7. Chris_M

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    Thanks Victoria, sorry I didn't answer sooner, I've been getting Facebook messages from her friends all day, hard to keep up with things at the moment.
     
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    My heart breaks for you and your family.
     
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    Ugh..... so sorry.... can't even imagine that.... sincere condolences....
     
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    Yes, condolences from all of us.....
     
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    Thanks everybody!

    Without wanting to sound cold, I also wanted to show what could be done with no working knowledge of the software involved, or indeed ever having done a slideshow before, and also having to do it while not being able to properly see from crying due to the circumstances.
    The software can do way more, but I wanted to keep this particular slideshow simple.

    From a purely technical perspective, in my opinion, the software is WELL worth the money!
     
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    So very sorry to hear about this Chris. I hope that you and your family are recovering ok.
     
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    Thank you, and I am feeling a little better.
    But I don't know about tomorrow, I fly out at zero-dark-thirty in the morning to go over.
    NOT something I am looking forward to.
     
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    I don't know what to say... My memories are with you...
     
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    Danke...
     

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