PA tests new slideshows with Press Gazette
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.
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?