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Recommendation for software to do slideshow presentation?

by NassauLiMan / February 6, 2010 7:56 AM PST

I need to give a slideshow presentation from my Vista laptop. Any recommendations on software, freeware or shareware to use to do this?

I don't need multimedia or editing, I just need a viewer that lets me show the slides which will be in jpeg and advance them manually when I am ready for it. I can edit pictures in Photoshop which I have but I can not find a simple viewer to put the pictures on screen and run the show.


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It comes built in
by Sovereign Forum moderator / February 8, 2010 9:36 PM PST

with Windows. Double click any picture and press the slideshow buttons towards the bottom. Press the "Pause" button to advance manually with the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard... or a remote if you have it.


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That does not work on my computer
by NassauLiMan / February 9, 2010 2:18 AM PST
In reply to: It comes built in

When I double click on a picture it opens with Microsoft Photo Editor. I am using a Vista computer .... maybe it is something with Vista or maybe I need to search out a different program, or ...?

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Try this
by Sovereign Forum moderator / February 9, 2010 10:48 PM PST

Right-click a picture, choose "Open With", then "Choose Program...", find "Windows Picture Viewer" (or something like that), check the box "Always use selected program[...]" and then press OK. Now whenever you double click an image, this will open with that program by default.


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Two options
by jeff_windows_team / February 10, 2010 5:23 AM PST

If you have Microsoft Office you can always drop the pictures into a PowerPoint deck. Windows Movie Maker is another free program that let's you make photo slide shows fairly easily.

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