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johnebaker wrote on 8/23/2018, 8:03 AM

Hi

. . . . saved slideshow in the 16.9 format but do not like it as they all look dumpy and large, how do I change it to do a normal size show now I have saved it. . . . .

Assuming you mean people and objects, this is a common problem where you stretch for example a 4:3 image to fit 16:9.

Did you use adjust images to fill the screen option in the project settings? If so I would advise you to turn this off for all future projects.

To fix the current project you can either:

  • change the project settings to match the aspect ratio of the images/video on the timeline
     
  • reset the size / position on the images/video to let the program automatically pillar box or letter box the images/video ie it puts black borders left and right or top and bottom respectively
     
  • Crop the images to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio - this can be done Photostory using the fX, Size, animation, Section and select from the effect dropdown either like slideshow or the aspect ratio you require and select the section to be used.

HTH

John EB

 

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KenW41 wrote on 8/23/2018, 12:12 PM

Dear John,

I cannot thank you enough will give it a try, thanks once again.

Kindest regards

Ken W.

KenW41 wrote on 8/24/2018, 5:41 AM

I want to use 16.9 format with a background, but download photos from 35 mm camera, and I want then to remain normal format how do I go about it?

johnebaker wrote on 8/24/2018, 8:08 AM

Hi Ken

There are 2 ways to achieve what you want:

Use a background image, section to 16:9 if necessary and add, for example, an artistic blur effect or use an Edge effect.

Below is an example of both and the timeline.

HTH

John EB

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KenW41 wrote on 8/25/2018, 3:28 AM

Hi John thank you for taking the time to help, I have successfully achieved the slide show, ans altered the images, thanks once again, for your kindness and help in this matter.

Kindest regrds

KenW

johnebaker wrote on 8/25/2018, 3:48 AM

@KenW41

Hi

That is good news thanks for letting us know.

Cheers

John EB

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KenW41 wrote on 8/26/2018, 12:46 PM

I am thick I think, I am editing a slideshow using Full frame 35mm camera images and require them to be in a 16.9 format background, but with no distortion, I read a piece of information that said put this size into wherever? and it will work it did but I have forgotten what it said, should have written it down.

Problem need bit bye bit account where to go and enter it all, is it better to satrt again and delete all my work, or is there a work round, as I dont even seem to be able to get 16.9 now I have saved it in 4.3 format, sorry guys old age I think.

johnebaker wrote on 8/26/2018, 3:47 PM

@KenW41

Hi

Are you thinking of:

  1. this setting when starting a new project?



    OR
     
  2. this setting for an existing project that is open in Photostory? Press the E key to open this dialog

HTH

John EB

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KenW41 wrote on 8/27/2018, 12:52 AM

Hi John,

It seems to be only you who is willing to put yourself out to answer questions, and I thank you for that,

I think I will start again, but sometime ago a person put a pixel setting when using when using 16.9 I need to have a color background on the 16.9 but retain my camera images without distortion, and he had done this, like an idiot I done what he suggested and t was great, I then forgot to write it down for reference.

I have done a standard project in the old tv format but it looks awful on 16.9.

Kindest regards

Ken W

KenW41 wrote on 8/27/2018, 5:59 AM

I have restarted, I think I have it now through a fluke I expect, will let you know later and thank you so much for your input and time taken t do so.

Regards Ken W