[ubuntu-uk] Slide Shows.

Keith Powell keith at keithg4jvx.force9.co.uk
Fri Nov 10 13:42:59 GMT 2006

Alan Pope wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 12:40:06PM +0000, Keith Powell wrote:
>> This is my first posting to this list, and I hope it is OK to post 
>> requests for help on this list, rather than asking on the main Ubuntu lists.
> Yeah, it's fine to ask techy questions here. Others do.
>> I would like to make several hundred slides into self-contained slide 
>> shows. The idea is to burn them on to a DVD or several CDs so that they 
>> can be played on a DVD player and viewed on a television. I don't want 
>> to have to play them through a computer.
> So you want to organise some photos into folders then burn all that onto DVD/CD and then 
> chuck that into a standard player under the telly and it "Just work"?
> If your player supports JPEGs in folders then that should be easily do-able without any 
> additional softare. Just organise your photos into folders in nautilus and then throw a 
> blank CD/DVD into the machine. When the popup choice to burn media appears, make a blank 
> data cd and drag all the photos into the resulting window. Hit the "write to cd" button 
> and away it goes.
> If you want some kind of funky menu system then I think you may be out of luck unless you 
> can use some DVD authoring software.
>> With KDE, there is a program called DigiKam which will do this, but is 
>> there a Gnome program which I can use, or will I have to use DigiKam 
>> with Gnome also? I have searched an can't find one.
> You can use digikam under gnome, yes. There's also f-spot which is the gnome equivalent 
> of digikam.
> Hope that helps.
> Cheers,
> Al.


Thanks for the reply. Further explanation:

I want something more sophisticated that just photographs on a CD which 
I select as necessary. I want to start the slide show and the slides 
change automatically every few seconds. Perhaps with music as well.

I've downloaded f-spot (thanks for the suggestion) and will look at it 
later today.



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