Display Information Attractively and Interactively A slideshow or photo gallery is an excellent way to present a message in an organized, compact manner, using a series of projected photographic slides. Your digital slideshow can be an attention-getting, easy-to-use Internet resource that allows users to do a number of things.
What to Include in Your Slideshow Warren Camp includes the following elements in most of the digital slideshows and photo galleries he creates.
• Thumbnails, Numbers, Buttons Thumbnail photos give users a sense of where they are in a slideshow; they allow for easy navigation and convenience in finding a desired slide. Highlighting slides with numbers enables quick navigation; directional buttons make viewing convenient.
• Option to Play Automatically or Manually Slideshows work in two ways: automatically or manually. Ideally, provide both options. Warren prefers to have most slideshows start automatically, but allow users to click buttons to view slides at an individual pace, especially when slides have captions.
• Slide Transitions How a slideshow advances from slide to slide is probably more important than you think. An instant slide transfer can appear abrupt, while gradual fade-out and fade-in transitions are easy on the eyes.
• Content Whether you include photos, charts, tables, lists, paragraphs, and so on, be sure to use high-quality slides.
• Color Theme, Border, Frame A black-text-on-white-background format gets the job done. But placing your slides on a colored background accompanied by complementary graphics and icons can give your slideshow an attractive and memorable theme while accentuating its contents. Consider adding borders or frames to your slides.
Slideshows and photo galleries provide opportunities to back up cherished photos while preserving your photographic memories. See the following examples of WCD slideshows.
Photos have descriptive captions and custom frames. Top menu bar buttons allow users to choose from five albums.
Presented without captions on a custom background; transitions fade automatically. Includes background audio.
A simple slideshow with large photos and a solid-color background advances automatically.
Quality photos include captions. Instructions inform viewers how to watch automatically or by clicking.
Using a black background for contrast, Warren placed photos in consecutive order to highlight his cousin's life.
When clicked, thumbnails zoom to full size and reveal descriptive captions; click again to reduce them.
Action photos highlighting World Changers Academy, South Africa, are easy to view, select, and download; captions are easy to read.
Color-coordinated arrow buttons enable users to advance slides after reading captions. Also includes a handy Help menu.
Styled to highlight photo quality, this slideshow combines mini-thumbnails with huge photos and captions on a dark background.
Users click thumbnails to advance slides after reading captions. They can choose among three albums and click to download photos.
Starts with an intro page and includes graphic images, a video, on-click Scripture passages, and more.
Listen to audio as you enjoy beautiful images of wild African animals, up close, shot by wildlife photographer and missionary, Andrew Fisher.
This simple, automatic four-slide opening slideshow invites viewers to enter the classroom of a church's adult Sunday school to study.
A detailed album displays jumbo photos, graphic images, captions, and large directional buttons to change slides, show or hide thumbnails, or start an automated slideshow.
Warren Camp has extensive experience creating high-quality digital greeting cards, invitations, real-estate listings, Bible study announcements, website launches, prayer requests, newsletters, and more. He enjoys designing and executing digital advertising and marketing pieces. See many of Warren's recent digital design productions in the left column. Or see a number of his print design creations.
Birthday (serious and
funny) and Anniversary
Mother's Day, Wedding,
Valentine's Day, New
Year, Father's Day,
Get Well Soon, Advent,
Sympathy, New Birth,
Support, and more
New Birth, Luncheon,
Party, Pet Adoption,
Blood Drive, Mission,
Fishing Trip, Fund
Raiser, Church Service
Real Estate Listings