Self running presentations

November 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Have you ever want to show off your work and were really not sure what type of computer or software that your recipient had? Well, you do have a few options of course such as create a gallery in social media. Well, there are pro's and con's to this approach which include the size and resolution of the image, how it will be displayed etc..

You could email images- but then again you are looking at some image size as well as someone having to open and close each image in no particular order.

Of course there are an assortment of third party software products that you could purchase that would allow you produce a reasonable slide show (assuming you wish to subscribe or purchase that product.)

But, suppose your goals were:

  • Learn one process, in one program that is quick and easy to learn
  • Sent to almost anyone that has a computer or a moderately capable mobile device
  • Keep your images 'relatively' safe in a high resolution
  • Add titles and other explanations

Well look no further than Photoshop.

  1. Choose File..Automate..PDF
  2. Once open you will see a dialog box similar to what you see below. Browse on your computer and select the images that you would like in your presentation.
  3. In the lower box, choose presentation. Your background may be either black, grey or white.  
  4. Next you can add a variety of information including a description and title to your image
  5. You can choose to have your presentation advance every x number of seconds, or the user could manually advance the show
  6. You can choose to have the presentation to end after the last image, or loop back to the initial image.
  7. You can also add transitions between each image. If you are familiar with MS Powerpoint or have worked with video files this will make sense. If you choose none, each image will appear immediately after the last image.
  8. Save your project as a pdf, and you are ready to send it to whomever you wish.

The recipient only needs to have a PDF viewer, which is free through Adobe. The cool feature about this is that it will run in a full screen mode which will will show off your work in its best light to the recipient. 

If on the other hand you do have the option of creating a straightforward PDF file with one image per page if you choose to do so by choosing "multipage document" rather than a presentation. The choice is yours!

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