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Picture Duration in Movie Maker

  1. #1


    Pat Guest

    Picture Duration in Movie Maker

    I'm trying to make a DVD slide show from photos, for my son's graduation.
    I want to change the default picutre duration for he entire project from 5
    seconds to 10 seconds.
    I found the dialog box fo it, on "Tools - Options", but it doesn't work.
    I can change it on the screen, but it doesn't stay.
    There is no "save" button.
    Is there a secret?
    And why can't Microsoft make things right the first time?


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  2. #2


    PapaJohn Guest

    Re: Picture Duration in Movie Maker

    the option is only applied to the next pictures being moved to the project
    timeline/storyboard... not to those already there....

    it's not a right or wrong thing... that's the way it is... personally I
    don't make projects that use the same picture duration for all the pictures
    in it.

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    website references are to www.papajohn.org

    PapaJohn (MVP)


    "Pat" <Pat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:75EF822A-1C3A-409C-B3A6-05507B265A7C@xxxxxx

    > I'm trying to make a DVD slide show from photos, for my son's graduation.
    > I want to change the default picutre duration for he entire project from 5
    > seconds to 10 seconds.
    > I found the dialog box fo it, on "Tools - Options", but it doesn't work.
    > I can change it on the screen, but it doesn't stay.
    > There is no "save" button.
    > Is there a secret?
    > And why can't Microsoft make things right the first time?
    >


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  3. #3


    Pat Guest

    Re: Picture Duration in Movie Maker

    I know that, but I tried applying it to new pix, and it still doesn't work,
    not even for a whole new projedt.
    I want to use the same duration for most but not all slides.
    I know how to change individual slides, but I don't want to do it for a
    hundred of them.



    "PapaJohn" wrote:

    > the option is only applied to the next pictures being moved to the project
    > timeline/storyboard... not to those already there....
    >
    > it's not a right or wrong thing... that's the way it is... personally I
    > don't make projects that use the same picture duration for all the pictures
    > in it.
    >
    > --
    > website references are to www.papajohn.org
    >
    > PapaJohn (MVP)
    >
    >
    > "Pat" <Pat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:75EF822A-1C3A-409C-B3A6-05507B265A7C@xxxxxx

    > > I'm trying to make a DVD slide show from photos, for my son's graduation.
    > > I want to change the default picutre duration for he entire project from 5
    > > seconds to 10 seconds.
    > > I found the dialog box fo it, on "Tools - Options", but it doesn't work.
    > > I can change it on the screen, but it doesn't stay.
    > > There is no "save" button.
    > > Is there a secret?
    > > And why can't Microsoft make things right the first time?
    > >
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Blaine Guest

    Re: Picture Duration in Movie Maker

    I have a solution for you. Take the 'Slow Down, Half' effect and apply it to
    all your pictures at once. Begin by selecting all your pictures in the
    storyboard mode, then right-clicking on the 'Add to Storyboard' option.
    Alternatively in the timeline view, select them all and choose 'Copy', then
    'Paste'.

    "Pat" wrote:

    > I know that, but I tried applying it to new pix, and it still doesn't work,
    > not even for a whole new projedt.
    > I want to use the same duration for most but not all slides.
    > I know how to change individual slides, but I don't want to do it for a
    > hundred of them.
    >
    >
    >
    > "PapaJohn" wrote:
    >

    > > the option is only applied to the next pictures being moved to the project
    > > timeline/storyboard... not to those already there....
    > >
    > > it's not a right or wrong thing... that's the way it is... personally I
    > > don't make projects that use the same picture duration for all the pictures
    > > in it.
    > >
    > > --
    > > website references are to www.papajohn.org
    > >
    > > PapaJohn (MVP)
    > >
    > >
    > > "Pat" <Pat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:75EF822A-1C3A-409C-B3A6-05507B265A7C@xxxxxx

    > > > I'm trying to make a DVD slide show from photos, for my son's graduation.
    > > > I want to change the default picutre duration for he entire project from 5
    > > > seconds to 10 seconds.
    > > > I found the dialog box fo it, on "Tools - Options", but it doesn't work.
    > > > I can change it on the screen, but it doesn't stay.
    > > > There is no "save" button.
    > > > Is there a secret?
    > > > And why can't Microsoft make things right the first time?
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

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