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Need help finding the right presentation software

by Xfinity / May 3, 2009 8:54 PM PDT


I'm quite stuck and could really do with someone's help. I'm running a promotion for a small company at a public event and I need to find the right software for the task. I basically need a software that I can run on a projector (as a second screen) from my laptop which will show up pictures on the screen, but we will be going round during the event and taking photos, so I need to be able to add pictures to the loop of the presentation without interrupting the display on the screen. We also need to display a consistent header and footer on the presentation all the way through.

Sounds simple enough but every software I've tried just doesn't seem to be able to do this specific task.

Any help you guys can give would be great, thnx

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by Kees Bakker / May 3, 2009 9:02 PM PDT

Slideshow-software should be able to cycle through a folder and showing each picture a specified time. Then only issue might be that it determines the folders content only once and not each time it reaches the end, and that is one of your key requirements.

Sorry, I don't know any name, but tells about the one that comes with Windows Vista.


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You may not like my answer but I'll share.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2009 10:26 PM PDT

We did such for our company a few years ago. NOT EXACTLY but close enough. We used 2 machines and an ADHOC wifi connection. The entire software was written by us in about a week but is not available because it's not for sale.

But I share this so you can think about solutions others have done to get such working.

Not all applications are off the shelf, Sometimes you get to create them.

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Photostory 3
by wily_nelson / June 3, 2009 4:26 PM PDT

Photostory 3 is great presentation software

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