In article <hjenkins-E3BAC5.10235901072003netnews.attbi.com>,
Howard Jenkins <hjenkinsattbi.com> wrote:
Keep in mind that the limiting factor here will be the television, not> I recently burned a CD of photos for a relative, only to find that she
> has a clutzy PC that has limited ram, and can only put up 256 colors.
> The photos are high res (3-6 MB compressed) and there is no way she can
> view them on her PC. Now I want to make a slide show DVD using these
> pics, which hopefully she can watch on her TV. I have been thru the
> IDVD tutorial a couple of times (I'm running OS X.II.VI) and I'm
> wondering if the picture quality will improve with large file sizes.
> The tutorial suggests that the pictures should be 800x600 pixels. It
> seems to me that this would result in a low quality picture on a large
> screen TV (or a very small picture). Has anyone had any experience with
> slide show DVD's ? Advice and info will be appreciated.
the source images. American TV resolution is less than 640x480. So
iDVD will be scaling all of your images down to what a television can
If you want more control, you can use iMovie to make a video out of the
images. That gives you more control over timing, transitions, titling
and soundtrack. And the quality should be equivalent to an iDVD slide
show. It's more work, but the results are worth it.
Hank Shiffman [url]http://www.disordered.org[/url]
Have Opinion, Will Travel [email]hankdisordered.org[/email]
Mountain View, California