The Friday afternoon computer class is continuing to enjoy making slideshows using Photo Story 3. As well as the films they have already posted to this Blog, some of class are now using the software to make their personal shows. With that in mind, I’d like to mention a handy little utility program that’s called Tweak PS. As you know, when you create a slideshow using Photo Story 3, the software automatically adds movement to each and every slide (apart from the ones that have captions included), and although some motion in a slideshow is desirable, having it on every slide can be quite tiring on the viewer’s eyes.
This is where Tweak PS comes into its own. In short, it will allow you to remove all the motion from any given Photo Story project file. It will also let you set an overall slide time i.e. change it from the default slide duration of 5 seconds, and you can even randomise the order of the slides themselves. The program is quick to install and very easy to use… and you are left with a great starting point from which to move forward and create your own unique style of show.
Here’s a handy link to the download page: