Editing the details of a slide

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You can edit the details for every slide in the slide show. This can be done one-by-one or collective (e.g. change the transition effect for a range of images).

 

Select one or more slides you wish to change the details for by clicking them while holding the Ctrl key down. The color will become highlighted. You can also press Ctrl+A to select all slides. A last selection method is to double click on an item. The item clicked and all items behind it will be selected.

 

Then right click on a selected slide and select the option “Edit Item” from the context menu that pops up. You can also press Alt+Enter while the slide is selected or click the title hyperlink of the slide's block.

 

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The editor will open.

 

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On top of the editor you see the number of slides that are selected. Any change you apply to the details will be applied to all selected items. Unchanged details will NOT be changed. This offers you the opportunity to quickly change settings for a range of slides.

 

Every slide has a start point, a durance and an end point. The start point and durance can be set up to the millisecond precise. Note that the start point can not be edited when multiple slides are selected.

 

The properties you can set are:

 

Start Point

The start moment on the time line for this slide

 

Durance

The time that this slide is displayed

 

End point

The end moment on the time line for this slide. This is typically the start point + the durance

 

Slide Background color

The color that will be used as the background for the slide when the image doesn't fill the entire screen

 

Transition effect

Select what transition effect you want to use for the selected slide(s). Select “none” for no transition effect; select “I will specify what effect to use” to select one of the available 150 effects; select “Choose a random effect” to let IDimager select one of the effects for you. The random effect will be selected when the slide show runs. A random effect for a specific slide can differ each time that you run the slide show.

 

Effect

This setting will only be available when you selected “I will specify what effect to use” in the previous field. Select one of the effects from the list of 150 types.

 

Effect time

Set the time that you want to use for the transition effect to complete.

 

Crop landscape slide image to match the slideshow size

Check this to maximize screen width usage. IDimager will the crop (cut) every image to try to fully use the screen while maintaining maximum space for the image itself

 

 

Crop portrait slide image to match the slideshow size

 

Check this to maximize screen height usage.

Show Captions

Select this option if you would like to add text blocks to the slide

 

Captions

Add one or more captions to your slide show

 

 

A transition effect is a way of replacing the previous image with the new image. By using transition effects you create a “living” slide show that is prettier to look at. IDimager has 150 transition effects for you to choose from. These effects can be set using the following options:

 

None

No transition effects will be applied to the slide show

 

I will specify what effect to use

You can choose one of the 150 transition effects to use for each transition between images.

 

Always use one random effect

With this option IDimager will select one random transition effect and will use this effect for every transition inside your slide show.

 

Each slide uses a random effect

With this option, IDimager will choose a random transition effect for the slide

 

 

Remember that transitions use advanced calculations and will require an installed processor with speed over 1Ghz to work acceptable. A dual core processor is recommended.