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PA tests new slideshows with Press Gazette

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One of the rare times I get to trumpet blow

The Press Association has lifted a little of the curtain away from a project that I’ve been working on for a few months.

It’s an online audio slideshow tool which aims to help the PA use more of its photography by enabling the rapid assembly of online multimedia slideshows, and you can see the first public use of it on the Press Gazette website.

There are 5 slideshows in all, showing some of the highlights of Monday night’s British Press Awards.  Martin Stabe and Paul McNally created the soundtracks.

Vexed Digital (creators of Univillage) are doing the code development on the PA’s behalf, and were troopers on Monday afternoon, massaging some of the bugs out of the code.

The big differences between this and other slideshow creators are :

  • Ease of use
  • It’s a network service, contribute photos and create slideshows from anywhere online
  • It’s collaborative, a bunch of people can work together on the output

The project work continues, there are some additional features to add, but we anticipate that the tool itself could be licenced to newspaper website, or photo producers so they can quickly create their own slideshows.  When something’s this useful – why keep it to yourself?


Written by Robert

27 March, 2007 at 1:53 am

Posted in Newspapers, Software

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  1. […] Robert Freeman, who burned the post-midnight oil to produce the slideshows, explains more on his excellent blog, […]

  2. Could it work on digital radio?


    27 March, 2007 at 11:23 am

  3. Hello Mike, do you mean could the output feed stills across a DAB multiplex? Not without further development and a look at what the receiving device capabilities are.


    27 March, 2007 at 5:16 pm

  4. this does the same thing.


    8 April, 2007 at 12:20 pm

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