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Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 for Digital Photographers Only by Rob Sheppard

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Chapter 8. MAKING A BETTER SHOW IN SLIDESHOW

MAKING A BETTER SHOW IN SLIDESHOW

A slide show is a totally different animal than an individual photo or a print. Therefore, you have to treat it completely differently. You must see photos (plural) and not be stopped by a photo (singular). That is a very important distinction. Slideshows are never seen as individual pictures — they are always seen by viewers as a group of images. For a slideshow to be really effective, all of the images that go together in that show must work together as a whole.

Sometimes a photographer puts together a slide show that is basically a series of single unrelated images. For example, a photographer may need to do this when putting together a presentation for a client. Still, a slide show works best when there are connections between and among the photographs. While individual photos may offer something, such as size or the capability to show images in different locations, they rarely have the impact of a group of photographs working together.

In this chapter, you will learn more about working with slides to make an effective slide show. You learn to use Slideshow controls to make a group of images work as a group, to create something greater than just a simple showing of individual images, and to create a real show.

Starting the Organizing Process

The Grid view of Library is a great place to organize your images into a show, as you saw in Chapter ...

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