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Help me identify this projection slide format!

TL;DR: I'm trying to replace the mounts on slides from the late 60's with outside dimensions of 50mm x 50mm inner dimension of 30.8mm x 30.8mm. What is this format? [more inside]
posted by phooky on Jul 12, 2016 - 4 answers

How can I make beautiful Powerpoint Slides like this?

How can I make beautiful Powerpoint slides like those in this example presentation, titled "Steal this Presentation"? I can't download the presentation as a powerpoint file, only as a pdf. I have no graphic design skills, so I was hoping to find a template or powerpoint file somewhere, so I can just borrow the fonts, layouts, etc. Thank you for any help or example presentations you can link me to!
posted by surenoproblem on Aug 25, 2015 - 21 answers

Automatic document creation

At my company we regularly compile credentials documents. These typically have a picture representing a client we've worked for, and a bit of text explaining the work. Sometimes it's just a big picture if it's being presented. The trouble is, there are loads of them and we have version control issues and problems with masses of conflicting PowerPoint templates due to copy/pasting. [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on May 8, 2015 - 4 answers

No clearance for drawer slides --- how to mod?

I hope to install side drawer slides on my kitchen drawers (I've been unhappy with undermount slides), but the enclosing cabinet doesn't have much clearance. Do I try to cut grooves in the drawers, or enlarge the holes in the housing? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Jan 19, 2015 - 12 answers

Annotating slides during presentations

I'm teaching in large classrooms where the blackboard isn't visible from the back rows. I'd like to draw and write on slides while they are being projected. Saving the annotated slides for later distribution would be nice. I'm using a macbook and am thinking about buying a Wacom tablet. What hardware/software/technique combination works for this? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Sep 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Making something pretty from old slides

I need ideas for an art project using old 35mm slides. I have looked at the lampshades and curtains. The problem is most of my slides are a black background with very fine colored lines forming the image (they're protein structures, this picture here is a good example of what's on my slides). I worry any lampshade I formed with these wouldn't highlight the images on the slides the way I see in photos because so much of the slide itself is opaque. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Best practices for scanning slides

My Dad has a collection of nearly 12,000 35mm slides, which I want to digitize. They've been out in the garage for years, and many of them are 30 to 50 years old. I'd like to make them look as good as possible after scanning. Early results are not what I'd like. [more inside]
posted by zompist on Feb 10, 2013 - 14 answers

Prezi and its possible relatives?

To Prezi or not to Prezi, and a general question about such things. [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on May 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Best practice/method for photo metadata?

What is the best method/practice for metadata in digital photos (scanned slides, photos, etc)? [more inside]
posted by Huck on Mar 14, 2012 - 3 answers

How to develop old Kodachrome slide film?

I found an old roll of Kodachrome slide film - is it possible to get it developed? [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

DC area scanner for slides?

Where in the DC-VA area could we scan a large quantity of slides? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Jan 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Recommendation for a 35mm Scanning Workstation in NYC?

Can anyone recommend a place where I can scan 35mm slides on my own at a workstation in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Digital_Man on Dec 31, 2011 - 6 answers

When ampersands attack.

Help me extract text from a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation! [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Sep 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Which scanner should we use for slides?

My museum is about to set off on a big slide-scanning project. After finding out how much it would cost to outsource the scanning, we've decided to just buy a higher-end scanner and throw an intern at it. I'd like some guidance as to which scanner to buy. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Jun 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Preserving/Documenting Lantern Slides: How do I not ruin them?

My family has a collection of 35 lantern slides dating from the 1880-90's. They are black & white photographic images, with some handcolored. They are in reasonably good condition and I would like to somehow transfer them into a digital format. Is it OK to lay these on a scanner, or will strong light exposure risk damaging the slide images? Is there a better way to photograph or reproduce the images? [more inside]
posted by amusebuche on Apr 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Advice on structuring a presentation

[presentation-filter] What is the best way of structuring a complex computer-slide presentation? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Slide Scanners for iMacs

Looking for a good Slide Scanner for my mother's iMac. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

How to post cleanly one slide in a WP post?

Is there a way to show single slides in WordPress without losing definition? [more inside]
posted by bru on Sep 28, 2009 - 3 answers

I'm the Keynote!

Apple Keynote '09 Lazyweb: I want to hide slides but be able to refer to them. What's the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Sep 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Tagging slides

Can anyone recommend a tag-based system for archiving slides? [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot on Sep 1, 2009 - 2 answers

Turning thousands of photos into billions of bits?

My dad has many thousands of photos in 35mm slide and print form (the output of 40 years as a photography hobbyist). He's looking for an archival-quality photo scanner that can handle both formats, as well as provide some degree of bulk-load automation. What should he get?
posted by killdevil on Apr 16, 2009 - 14 answers

I Got an F+ in Photography. Diana F+ that is!

I just got a diana f+ camera. I have shoten? shot, 3 rolls of film and none of them have turned out well. All of the images are extremely blurry. We have tried out the fish eye, the telephoto and the wide angle lenses as well as the color gels and the long exposures. So far only the long exposures seem to be turning out at all. None of the other pics display the attributes of the accessories used. There are no color changes or changes in the clarity. SO my question is...what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Help finding a scanner to handle negatives/slides please!

Where can I find an Epson RX620 all-in-one printer/scanner in South Wales? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2008 - 1 answer

Names of the locations in these old slides?

Need help identifying some places (and maybe even people?) in a bunch of old slides I found at a thrift shop. [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Sep 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Gallery-quality prints from slides.

What are my options for gallery-quality prints from slide film? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Jul 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Why not emergency slides?

Why don't tall buildings have slides? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Feb 8, 2008 - 28 answers

How do I make cheap slide captions?

I'm after for a cheap solution to create very (very) basic captions and turn them into slides for a clunky carousel projector. Lo-fi is the aesthetic - it's for a theatre show. [more inside]
posted by klaatu on Jan 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Optimal output settings when generating images for use in PowerPoint

What are the optimal output settings when generating images for use in PowerPoint? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Oct 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Secret Slides

Ten years ago, I found a pair of amazing metal slides while biking around in San Francisco. They were somewhere in Diamond Heights. Even at the time, they seemed impossibly old-school - they must have been 30 feet high, and they were FAST! I've never found them again. Where were/are they? [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Sep 5, 2007 - 4 answers

The Electric Slide... Scanner

Looking for a scanner to process hundreds (or more) of 35mm slides as automatically as possible - at decent quality, for a decent price. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Apr 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Trying to find another pair of these beach sandals (sort of like Crocs, but not Crocs)...

I'd like to find another pair of these super-comfortable cheap beach sandals. Seems like that shouldn't be too hard, but I haven't had any luck so far! Have you seen shoes like these anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Melinika on Apr 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Slide Storage: Carousels or Sheets?

Which is best for the long-term storage of slides: Kodak-style slide carousels, or polypropylene sleeves? In addition to scanning, I want to try to preserve the analog originals for the next generation in my family. But how to do it? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Nov 25, 2006 - 7 answers


Digital work to slides, online. [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Apr 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Where are the best swimming pools in the UK not to go swimming?

Whereabouts in the UK are the best swimming pools ... where you don't actually swim? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Sep 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Best practices for photo archive scanning?

I'm embarking on the task of archiving my family's collection of several thousand images, from prints, negatives of all sizes, slides and the odd tinplate. I've got what I feel is a good film/slide scanner (Nikon SuperCoolscan 9000 ED) and a half-decent flatbed scanner (Epson Perfection 1650 Photo), and I'm using VueScan on Mac OS X. I've read some of the other AskMeFi posts on similar projects, and I still have three questions about advice for making these the best digital archives they can be, specifically on colorspace, calibration and large negatives (and any other advice welcome): [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Sep 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Sonic Foundry MediaSite

Is anyone using Sonic Foundry's MediaSite system for delivering presentations over the web? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Jul 22, 2005 - 2 answers

Where can I find a good slide scanning service?

Can anyone recommend a good slide-scanning service? [more inside]
posted by geryon on Jul 11, 2005 - 4 answers

Found vacation slides...

I have a large box of found vacation slides from the 1950s-1970s. Apparently the Becketts lived in Los Angeles (slides were found in Texas) and traveled all over the world... Vienna, Bali, Lisbon, Singapore, Barcelona, Hong Kong, etc. There are perhaps 800-1500- all processed at Kodak Labs and packaged pristinely in little yellow boxes. I'm leaving the country (US) for a while and would like to either get rid of them or keep them for something interesting in the future. Any ideas?
posted by maya on Jun 22, 2005 - 24 answers

Mac presentation software, not PowerPoint or Keynote?

Are there any decent Mac "presentation software" programs for out there that are not PowerPoint or Keynote?
posted by stefnet on Nov 23, 2004 - 7 answers

Scanner recommendations

WannaBuyAScannerFilter: I'm thinking of getting a flat bed scanner to scan in art work, negs, and slides... [more inside]
posted by daver on Nov 20, 2004 - 10 answers

Music in Ppt

Dealing with music in powerpoint. [mi] [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Aug 17, 2004 - 0 answers

Default Image Formatting in PPT

PowerPoint question: I want the basic layout of all my slides to have a title, a website screenshot on the left with a semitransparent shadow, and bullets on the right. The basic layout is easy, the automatic image formatting is not. Is there any way to apply a default style to all your images?
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jul 29, 2004 - 2 answers

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