Tiger Slideshow Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sorryiwasdreami, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

    sorryiwasdreami

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    I love Tiger's slideshow and index sheet features. The full-screen view and black background make for a very pleasant viewing experience.

    I have a put a portfolio together of my personal artwork—paintings, drawings, monotype prints, etc. for grad school review. The school requires that the CD I send them be mac-formatted, so I am deducing that Tiger's slideshow may be used (I want to have all the bases covered).

    The image sizes vary greatly, ranging from 992KB—183.2MB each...480x640 all the way up to 9,740x4,928 pixels. I select all the images and ctrl-click to choose slideshow. I like what I see. 10.4 handles them well and they look beautiful.

    Then, it advances to one particular image and comes up all black with a tiny white dot in the upper portion of the screen. For some reason this specific image will not load in slideshow. When clicking "index sheet" it is absent as well. There is a black space held for the file, but no image.

    All files are .tif and .jpg. I've tried several things, including renaming the problematic file, burning to CD, opening in Preview and Photoshop (which both work) resizing the image smaller, opening it from different locations, and re-saving.

    Nothing. All the other images in the portfolio, including similarly large sized files, work beautifully in Slideshow and the index sheet. Does anyone know what the problem could be? Is there a method to set Slideshow preferences?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    iMac G5
    10.4.3
    1.8GHz
    1GB
     
  2. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

    SummerBreeze

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    Hmmm......weird problem. Do you have a screen large enough to view the file at full resolution? You could always take a screen-shot of the image open in Photoshop, then crop it, save it and put it on the slideshow. I did this once when one of my images was being problematic....that's so weird though.
     
  3. sorryiwasdreami thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sorryiwasdreami

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    No, the screen isn't large enough to view at full resolution. I'd need a 32" wide screen for that. Slideshow reduces the images to view as large as the screen will allow, and I've never had a problem with viewing large images before.
     

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