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Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:01 PM

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Lightroom 4: Wish list to Slideshow presentation

There are a few things on my personal wish list to add to LR4 Slideshow presentations.....

1.Burns effect
2.Ability to add video clips to a slideshow
3.To play the book module as a slideshow
4.Increase identity plate flexibilty. e.g. ability to word wrap text, add multiple indentity plate overlays to an image, ability to add title identity plates 'within' a slideshow like the Intro and Ending titles.

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Glen, these are good requests but they're going to have trouble getting traction unless they are broken out into individual "Ideas" that can be voted and commented on individually. This site works better that way.

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Jeffrey ... while I have the utmost respect for the LR team and all your efforts, and I realize you may prefer to have the suggestions presented in a singular fashion ... but LR NEEDS all four of the aforementioned ideas ... and likely a few more just to catch up with what is available in the world today. Thinking that there would be cherry picking for one or two features/options wouldn't be enough ... The Slideshow Module has been severely neglected.

I purchased an iOS app for the iPad for 99 cents (now $2.99) that creates some really kick a$$ slide shows that blows away the LR options by so much it is a ridiculous comparison to mention the two options in the same breath. I'm talking dozens of transitions, backgrounds, text options, multiple music tracks, etc. etc.

Likely the iPad app was created by some young person just getting their feet wet in the coding world ... and if they can offer such a nice tool that creates impressive finished products on such a limited OS and device ... I would think it to be not all that difficult or expensive for a company with the resources Adobe has available ... coding for modern laptop and desktop hardware and mature 64 bit operating systems should be child's play .... and we should not have had to wait so long to see some improvements in the Slideshow module. Heck, it was a no-brainer to purchase the full version of Aperture 3 for $80 (within a few dollars of what I paid for my last LR upgrade after applying my NAPP discount) just to use it for the slideshow option.

All I am asking is for a tool that would allow me to do more without having to export thousands of needless derivative files each year to get the job done when my desire and goal is to work within the friendly confines of the LR UI as much as is possible ...

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Cool. Thanks for breaking these out. I'm not disagreeing with you. :)

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Agreed, the Slideshow Module is a disapointment by comparrison to some other options ... in my mind it is the only feature that Aperture 3 eats LR's lunch (allows the inclusion of video clips, multiple audio tracks and timeline adjustmeents and plenty of creative transitions) ... nearly makes the $80 pricetag worth the puchase for this feature alone ... I had hoped to see some movement/improvement in this area by now ... as many of my portrait/wedding and even action sports clients are very interested and receptive to purchasing creative slideshows ... it would be very satisfying to be able to create one from within the friendly confines of the LR UI ...

Now on to the OP's points:

1. Is a must have.
2. Again, a must have for a true multi-media experience.
3. Would be very valuable ... especially if you could choose either single page or spread (facing pages) as an individual slide.
4. A true text flow addition ... I'm not really interested in Identity plate placement ... real world text handling please.

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10 y ago

yes please to points 2 and 3

2. Ability to add video clips to a slideshow
3.To play the book module as a slideshow

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10 y ago

I add a new point to the wish list:

5. Pan&Zoom photos!

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That's more or less the 'Ken Burns' effect.

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10 y ago

+1 for support of the Apple Remote

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9 y ago

Perhaps I am missing something obvious.... it drives me crazy that the text overlay setting is global. On some slides I want the title and captions to show on a slide. On others, perhaps only one or the other. When I delete on a slide where I do not want the text to show, when I come back to that slide later it is back!

We need much more text flexibility on an individual slide basis.

I usually export to a PDF file so it is easy to show on any computer. The PDF does not keep the proper text sizes as they would show up in the layout. A really annoying bug.