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Why Are My Slideshow Images Tiny?


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Hello,

 

I would be most grateful for a steer on this problem that I am having with Roxio Creator Premier SD for Dell Version 10.2.606. I hope that this is the correct area on this Board.

 

Before posting here, I have tried to help myself. After perusing the product Instructions and Help pages, plus 15 frustrating minutes with the useless Avatar (which just keeps referring me to a bland, general Slideshow help sheet) I am at a loss.

 

For the past week, I have created numerous slideshows with this software, but the images displayed when the slideshow is played are TINY. I am using 4 to 5 MGb JPGs, so the original images should be large enough to fill the slideshow screen. I have tried both Normal and Widescreen aspect ratios, but whatever I try, the pics are tiny little letterboxes in the middle of the screen. I am using Windows Media Player and I have clicked on the View Full Screen icon, but when enlarged in this way, the images become so degraded in quality as to be almost unrecognisable. The audio is fine. I want to burn the slideshow to CD.

 

Your kind solutions would be most appreciated. What should be so simple is actually perplexing and unclear.

 

Thank you!

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I am in no way familiar with your Roxio Creator program as the programs that Dell includes with their hardware is usually somewhat less in abilities as the full Roxio Creator program. Having said that, you might check to see if the program "Videowave" is included in your Creator program. If it is, try building your slide show production using it. If it is alredy and that is the program you are already using for your slide shows, then I'm not sure what could be the solution to your problem.

 

Good Luck

 

Frank...

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I assume you are choosing the Slideshow to save as a File. If that is the case, what Video File quality have you selected? Selecting any of the option should provide with with Video resolution details. Anything lower than that of your original images will appear inferior than your source file. This is bydesign and by spec. The max you could choose to go with burning the slideshow on a DVD which will be 720 x 480 pixels and this is DVD spec. However, the burnt DVD should look lot better on a TV compared to your monitor which usually will display a very high resolution view. If you wish to achieve 1:1 result for quality for your images, you can use something like Picasa, which will not really convert your images to video content and limit the resolution. But instead will save your actual image file. This ofcourse comes with its own limitations.

 

Some read for DVD/VCD specs here

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Hello,

 

I would be most grateful for a steer on this problem that I am having with Roxio Creator Premier SD for Dell Version 10.2.606. I hope that this is the correct area on this Board.

 

Before posting here, I have tried to help myself. After perusing the product Instructions and Help pages, plus 15 frustrating minutes with the useless Avatar (which just keeps referring me to a bland, general Slideshow help sheet) I am at a loss.

 

For the past week, I have created numerous slideshows with this software, but the images displayed when the slideshow is played are TINY. I am using 4 to 5 MGb JPGs, so the original images should be large enough to fill the slideshow screen. I have tried both Normal and Widescreen aspect ratios, but whatever I try, the pics are tiny little letterboxes in the middle of the screen. I am using Windows Media Player and I have clicked on the View Full Screen icon, but when enlarged in this way, the images become so degraded in quality as to be almost unrecognisable. The audio is fine. I want to burn the slideshow to CD.

 

Your kind solutions would be most appreciated. What should be so simple is actually perplexing and unclear.

 

Thank you!

 

How did you get the pics on your computer?? If they were scanned, they may seem smaller than they should be if you didn't make sure to limit it to the boundaries of your pictures. Just a thought.

 

Rachel

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How did you get the pics on your computer?? If they were scanned, they may seem smaller than they should be if you didn't make sure to limit it to the boundaries of your pictures. Just a thought.

 

Rachel

 

I don't think it has anything to do with the source pictures but is strictly a function of the "quality settings". I can create "tiny" pictures when I output from Slideshow Assistant or create the full screen size (when played back through WMP for example). It all depends what output you select.

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