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Offline Joe Federer

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« on: July 18, 2013, 02:45:21 PM »
Is there any way to not allow the slideshows to \'expand\' your image?

For instance, can you say \"use a 1000px on the long edge images and fit it to the size of the window... but don\'t expand them\"

On large screens, the zenfolio slideshow images look muddy and non-sharp.  In addition the the other craptacularity of the slideshow, I\'m really starting to regret moving that way for wedding work.

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 07:15:09 PM »
No idea, but Smugmug slideshows are beautiful.   Just sayin\'.   :)
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 09:59:43 PM »
Are you talking about embedded galleries? Because when I embed a slideshow into a Wordpress post or page, I set the pixel dimensions, and Wordpress honors them. Resizing the window doesn\'t change the slideshow dimensions. You can see this on my main site\'s front page if you scroll down to the \"Our Wedding Photography\" blog post.

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Is there any way to not allow the slideshows to \'expand\' your image?

For instance, can you say \"use a 1000px on the long edge images and fit it to the size of the window... but don\'t expand them\"

On large screens, the zenfolio slideshow images look muddy and non-sharp.  In addition the the other craptacularity of the slideshow, I\'m really starting to regret moving that way for wedding work.

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 10:27:36 AM »
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Are you talking about embedded galleries?

No, the full-screen slideshow that happens when you (or a client) clicks \"slideshow\" in the gallery.

I\'ve always shared my images via slideshow and never via a thumbnail-based \'gallery\' as the gallery view is very unmoving way of looking at the story of your wedding day.

I found a way to make them not expand beyond 100%...

That said, I think I\'m going to go back to looking at fotoslides.

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 01:57:15 AM »
I dabble in event photography and it has been my experience that slideshows with sequence music in the background is the best option to show images in.

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2014, 07:21:20 PM »
100% agree -- a slideshow with matched music is impossible to beat for presentation.

... a question can viably be asked, however: Does a better presentation (at the expense of purchasing ease) still result in more sales and happier clients?

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 04:25:51 PM »
Quote from: Paul Grupp
Are you talking about embedded galleries?

No, the full-screen slideshow that happens when you (or a client) clicks \"slideshow\" in the gallery.

I\'ve always shared my images via slideshow and never via a thumbnail-based \'gallery\' as the gallery view is very unmoving way of looking at the story of your wedding day.

I found a way to make them not expand beyond 100%...

That said, I think I\'m going to go back to looking at fotoslides.

Joe, I'm thinking of using a custom page for my home page.  The standard home page is too restricting.  I'm not all that happy with inset slide shows on custom pages, but at least it's possible to have more control over them.