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December 7, 2009 11:06 AM Subscribe
Multimedia Journalism Filter: How do you make a New York Times-style photo slideshow?
posted by milkdropcoronet to media & arts (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Is there an easy way to make photo essays? I like the simplicity of the NYT slideshows (see example here
): they keep it simple with just a photo and a short caption against a black background.
I've Googled a few programs but many of them don't have the storytelling aspect that the NYT design does (clear navigation options, the ability to add text/narrative). Photo programs like iPhoto or Flickr don't have the caption option (that I've seen). And of course a free program is preferred. I'm no web whiz, so minimal technical know-how also preferred (i.e. no plug-ins or coding please)
If anyone's had success making narrative photo essays (image + text) let me know what programs you recommend! Many thanks.
PS The NYT has a "Teaching and Learning About Journalism
" education section online, but I couldn't find any technical/production information.