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Using the Plug-In
Figure B.2 You access the ProShow plug-in through
the Export dialog in Lightroom.
Figure B.1 Run the setup program after downloading
the plug-in from the Photodex Web site.
Using the Plug-In
Once you’ve downloaded the plug-in, run
the setup program (Figure B.1).  e installer
will automatically select the correct loca-
tion for the plug-in. If Lightroom is already
running, exit and restart the program before
continuing.
In Lightroom, select the images you want
to use in your slide show, and choose
File > Export to open the Export dialog
(Figure B.2).
Several presets are included with the plug-in:
Framed Show, which adds a border layer
to each slide
High Energy Show, which uses a short
duration and transition time for faster
playback
Proo ng Show, which includes slide
numbers as captions to assist with image
ordering
Standard Show, which is essentially the
default settings in ProShow for a new,
blank show
Widescreen Show, which is the same as
Standard Show but uses a 16:9 aspect
ratio for slides
e show options are divided into several
groups. We’ll take a look at each of these
groups individually. As we go through these
options, remember that the presets are just
that—preset starting points that you can
modify to  t your needs.
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Figure B.3 Slide Options includes settings found in
the Slide List for timing and transitions and in the
Slide Options dialog for layers and motion.
Figure B.4 Captions and Copyrights from Metadata
can read information from your images and place that
data on your slides.
Slide Options
e Slide Options settings (Figure B.3)
contain many of the settings youd  nd
in the ProShow Slide List and the Slide
Options dialog.
In this set of controls, you can adjust the
slide and transition timing as well as select
from any of the transitions available in
ProShow.
Motion E ects gives you control over pan-
ning, zooming, and rotation of photos via
slider controls.
Photo Border will add a layer to your slides
with one of a number of di erent border
e ects, such as a simple color border or
a grunge border for an edgy look to your
images. Finally, the Shadow check box
controls whether a drop shadow is placed
on your images.
You can  ne-tune these settings after export-
ing your slides to ProShow from within the
Slide Options dialog.
Captions and Copyrights from
Metadata
e Captions and Copyrights from Metadata
options (Figure B.4) determine whether
ProShow will use the Photo Title, Photo
Description, and Photo Copyright text from
the metadata included with your image.
When the images are exported from
Lightroom into ProShow, the information in
these metadata  elds will be copied with the
image and placed on the slide.
Along with controlling what text is copied,
you can select the text color, size, and loca-
tion, as well as set motion e ects. You can
further these options in ProShow in the Slide
Options dialog on the Captions tab.

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