On Apr. 7, 2009, I submitted the following message:
I am attempting to make a slideshow using photos that are on my hard drive. I started out by using Slideshow Assistant. After adding the photos, I previewed all of them by clicking "Preview". The photos are not full size (right sides are not shown) and they are shown in levels (looks like the photos were cut into five pieces and then pasted separately). But, if I preview each picture individually, they look like they should. Then, I clicked on "Edit in VideoWave". When I play the slideshow in VideoWave, the photos are still not full size and are shown in levels.
I've made many slideshows in the past and have them saved on my hard drive. My older slideshows had never had the above-mentioned problems. They looked like they are supposed to look. But when I opened some of them just to see what they look like, they were also distorted.
I'm really frustrated and don't know how to solve this problem. I'd appreciate some help.
After two days of attempting to resolve this issue, I THINK I've got my problem fixed. While in VideoWave, I went to Tools, Options. In "Render using:", there are two choices--"Hardware" and "Software". I don't understand what these terms mean. But, I thought, "What the heck. I've got nothing to lose by changing the setting." Mine was set to "Software". So I set it to "Hardware". Well, it worked. My slideshow photos (.dmsm and .dmss) are like they should be.
I want to thank those of you, especially Bruce and Jim, who replied to my messages.