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ynotfish
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Hi All -

A while back, Barry the Crab came up with a modified version of the Camera View slideshow template. I've been mucking around with it too... & for the same reasons! Who wants frilly little frames around their photos? I occasionally use the slideshow templates when I want to easily break up video sequences, so I wanted a template I could use.



So far, I've produced 5 variations of the background & a bunch of interchangeable frames & masks. I thought I'd post one here in case anyone had a use for it... the one in the image above.

The other backgrounds I've made are:



For anyone who cares, to make these, the background image needs to be divided into 16 equal parts & numbered so that, in situ, the background can scroll smoothly between one part and the other, with no gaps/jumps.



The frames included in the zip file (attached) can be used with any of the backgrounds (including the one installed with PD).

The backgrounds/frames are stored in C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDirector\Slideshow\CameraView - all I do is copy & replace the whole background & photoframe folder.

Cheers - Tony
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BarryTheCrab
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I always loved the 3d slideshow, and the slideshow function, in general. Making different backgrounds gives you much greater versatility. I have found a freeware that makes it easy to create your own self-installer, so I have been using that to add to my library of weapons. These modifications would be good on DZone. Tony, you went the extra mile (kilometer?), I found your task too big for my liking (the 3d themes are easier), but now I want the fruit of your labours!

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Keep your eyes open for a carrier pigeon Barry!
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ynotfish
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For anyone interested in the other backgrounds I've prepared for the CameraView slideshow template...



they can be downloaded from http://www.4shared.com/file/ZjUOmAQA/Camera_Backgrounds.html



These can be used with the "default" batch of frames, or the ones in my original post.

I'm still working on making other frames (had a lot of less than successful efforts thus far)

Cheers - Tony



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ynotfish
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and here are two more...



Download at http://www.4shared.com/file/ICm5DfSo/CameraView_Backgrounds.html

Cheers - Tony
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Dafydd B
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Hi Tony,
Where were you having problems?

I've used a 16:9 segmented into 4x4 = 816x460 and haven't had a problem. Is the issue with the pngs/photoframes?

The use of JPG or jpg makes no difference.

I use a split image software - far easier to create the backgrounds.

If I can assist, let me know.

Dafydd
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Dafydd B
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I had considered creating a background slideshow of non-associated images - should be fun to do one day.
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ynotfish
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Dafydd -

The only problem I was having was getting the masks that go with each frame to match... caused by foolishly placing a drop shadow on the internal edge.

There are three sets of frames in the attachment.

They look like this...



The folders can be stored in C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDirector\Slideshow\CameraView



N.B. The template only accesses the folder titled "photoframe". When I want to switch frame styles, I simply rename the folders. Each folder is self contained with its own matching set of masks.

Cheers - Tony
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Dafydd B
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Hi Tony,
Yep, I see the issue.
I haven't tried the following but ... if you want a drop shadow effect you could use a different colour and create the depth effect you were after. Any other colour than black - as that's the mask.

I might play with the xml when I get five minutes.

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Dafydd B
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Hi,
I decided to play around more with the backgrounds - just to have some fun.

I replaced all the background images with my own higher resolution ones of 3264 x 1840. I renamed them.

All now display in Cinema View in higher resolution than the previous backgrounds.

Please view the attached video to see how easy it is to alter the files.

Cofion gorau
Dafydd

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CameraView - your stills
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ClancM
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Thanks everyone for those great templates
When i try to rename the original photoframe folder i get this error

But renaming the background folder worked fine. Sorry for the space.
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Camera view????? I thought that was photo book view..... __________________________________________
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ynotfish
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Clancy -

I assume there's no file/folder/subfolder open when you get that error. Does rebooting allow you to rename it?

Sorry - not using XP so it's hard to investigate.

Cheers - Tony
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TKS for allowing me to use your work. I will give you credit.
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