And another collection of magnificent photos came my way – thank you, Beverly!
Now that I figured out how to use this excellent slide show viewer and on top of that figured out how to get images and sound out of a PowerPoint presentation (*), it is now much easier and faster to get these types of photo collections out of the email and onto this blog (**).
(*) The best way to do this is to open the ppt in PowerPoint and export it as a web page (not a single one). This will create, beside the main html, a directory filled with all the images you might need, as well as sound files (if there is a sound track in the ppt.) With the last two PowerPoint presentations I had the hardest time to even find where the sound files were imported in the presentation, far from finding a way to actually export them. That, and all the image exporting, is now easy after I found the ‘export as web page.’
(**) The slide show I use – Slideshow Pro – includes some scripts for Photoshop that automate the creation of the right sized images, including thumbnails. Then it’s just editing a bit the xml file that lists all the parameters for the slideshow, uploading the directory tree – e voila!