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11/04/2012 10:52 PM
FotoMagico 4 creates slideshow presentations using photos from an iPhoto, Aperture, or Adobe Lightroom library or any folder on your local Mac OS X drive. You can also add videos and titles to your slideshow, and play around with the transitions such as zooming pictures to highlight important areas of your pictures, and finally share your slideshows with others in a variety of formats such as a standalone player, a DVD, a QuickTime video clip, or publishing your slideshow to YouTube. FotoMagico 4 creates slideshow presentations using photos from an iPhoto, Aperture, or Adobe Lightroom library or any folder on your local Mac OS X drive.
09/11/2011 07:02 PM
Among the first few activities that any new PowerPoint user undertakes is inserting a picture in their PowerPoint slide. To most of you, inserting pictures is mundane -- an activity that's simple. But behind this simple task, there are options you may not be aware of. You know that a picture located in any of your folders can be inserted on a slide. But, have you wondered about the relation a picture on the slide has with the original picture located in your folder? By default, PowerPoint retains no relation -- even if you delete or move the original picture file you inserted, the copy on your slide will still be retained since PowerPoint saves the picture as a part of the file it creates. However, there are options in PowerPoint that let you maintain the relation between the original picture and the inserted picture -- for example, you can make changes to your original picture and PowerPoint will update the copy on the slide!
08/28/2011 09:48 PM
Adding pictures to a PowerPoint slide is a great way to add some visual detail. There are two ways to insert a picture on your slide in PowerPoint: You use a layout that includes a content placeholder, or you insert a picture within a slide irrespective of its layout. Whichever option you choose depends upon your choice -- we cover both of them in the following steps.
08/25/2011 11:47 PM
Hermann Narez is a graphic designer for PhotoSpin, Inc., a royalty-free stock photo company. He currently heads up the Design Services department, develops and designs print, web, and e-marketing campaigns, and maintains brand consistency across multiple print, web, and e-marketing channels. In this conversation, Hermann discusses the importance of using pictures in slides.
08/21/2011 10:31 PM
Ellen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and author of several PowerPoint, Flash, and AutoCAD books. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, newsletters, and blogs. As a best-selling author, her books have sold over 300,000 copies and been translated into over 14 languages. In this conversation, Ellen talks about 7 Steps to Great Images, her new ebook.
07/07/2011 02:23 AM
In the last few days, we have shown you all the options available to you for creating Photo Album presentations in PowerPoint -- and yet there's something that is larger than all these options put together -- that is creativity and curiosity. This creativity and curiosity can only be satisfied with practice and inspiration. Even though the option to edit your existing Photo Album provides you with the freedom to experiment and tweak, nothing is more important than actually experimenting and playing with all those options.
07/05/2011 10:09 PM
Once your Photo Album presentation has been created, you may notice that the default Photo Album template is a white background with black text. And if this is what you exactly want -- then you need not change a thing. But you can easily change the appearance of the slides by applying a Theme to your Photo Album presentation. You can of course do it outside the Photo Album presentation -- in the normal way that you apply a Theme. But you can also apply a Theme right within the Photo Album dialog box.
07/04/2011 11:03 PM
PowerPoint's Photo Album feature is very powerful -- allowing you to insert hundreds of pictures in a two or three clicks. The best part is all these pictures are editable -- right down to their picture layouts, captions, etc. In fact, you can ask PowerPoint to show all pictures as black and white too -- and you can also change the frame shapes of the pictures -- you'll end up with pictures that have drop shadows, or a black border, or even a picture that's contained in a frame with rounded corners.
07/03/2011 09:47 PM
Rich, vibrant color attracts more attention in a picture than olde-world black and white. However, the contrast visible in a black and white photo is far superior -- artists and photography purists have long hailed the black and white picture as a creative medium. You may want to extend this creative medium to your Photo Album presentations -- fortunately, a click or two is all that is required to create an inspirational black and white Photo Album.
07/03/2011 09:29 PM
previous tutorials about the Photo Album option in PowerPoint 2010, you have learned how to create a new Photo Album and how you can edit existing Photo Albums by reordering pictures and changing the slide's picture layout. One of PowerPoint's most powerful features is to use captions for the pictures you add in a Photo Album presentation -- by default it uses the file name for your captions -- so if the original file name was "Winter Morning.jpg", the caption you see on your slide will be "Winter Morning" -- that is so perfect! Unfortunately not many people provide such nice names to their pictures -- most pictures are just subsequent numbers from a digital camera these days -- so a name like IMG06712.jpg is more common! You really don't want a caption like IMG06712 -- fortunately, PowerPoint lets you change captions too!