Many people want us to show their personal pictures with our Free Slideshows. We are more than happy to let
them shine..However, after many performances we have developed some guidelines to increase chances of success..
1) Our number one philosophy for Slideshows is: The
Simpler the Better..We use expensive Slideshow programs. We usually just need a
group of your numbered/labeled pictures. We prefer them on a USB flashdrive/memory stick. Ninety five percent of our
clients can just bring the flashdrive/memory stick to the event as long as they follow all the guidelines mentioned below.
It just takes a couple minutes to copy into our computer. Please check to see if it works in Windows Media player. Our rule
of thumb: If it works in Windows Media player, it should work in our slideshow program. For the other five percent; make
a backup copy and mailed to our Address.
Please mail them parcel post and not in a regular envelope..Please remind us before your event to bring your Usb Flashdrive
to return to you.
2) How many pictures? Although we can accommodate almost any number, we recommend
between about thirty to forty pictures. Not to short, not to long..The default time is 30 seconds between pictures.
However, we have the ability to adjust the time prior to the presentation if requested.
I request music to be played with the pictures? Most Certainly. Just tell us ahead of time the songs that you
want played to go along with your pictures or if you prefer we can choose songs for you ..Usually two or three songs
is sufficient. If you have real obscure music, please let us know ahead of time so that we can ensure that we have it.
if I want to create my own presentation on dvd? We STRONGLY urge you not to..We have found compatibility issues
with other software programs..If you already have one created than you MUST mail it to us ahead of time to
see if it is compatible.If it plays in Windows Media player than it should work. We do not use DVD roms at our event.
should the Slideshow be presented? That would depend on your party situation..Most presentations are best played either
during dinner or when dinner is ending. We usually reshow them later in the event..
What order do you put them in? We normally set the pictures to random, It is your responsibility
to RENUMBER them in the order you choose. We will try our best to put them in the order that you want
but we do not guarantee this because when it is live anything can happen..
have alot of white background what can I do? You can crop your pictures with various third party programs
such as in windows Media Center..Just zoom in, (Crop) your picture and save it. We do not crop or edit pictures.
Slideshows are great when presented correctly
and most turn out really good..Here are a few known problems that have occurred in the past...
--Apple Computer products- Our computers
are NOT Apple compatible. Solution: Convert to Windows
--WRONG CODECS- We don't have every codec in the world. This situation usually
occurs when the client makes their own DVD rom. Divx will Not work. Solution: Making your own Dvd rom is NOT recommended.
You are paying us for our vast music library, why not take advantage of it?
--Not a Usb Drive- Believe it or not, we have had someone give us a Nintendo Wii memory
card..A simple USB flashdrive or USB Memory stick is what we prefer.
--To many pictures- We once performed a combined party with two sets of pictures.
One client had over a hundred pictures and the other client had about twenty..Our program is usually set to random and we
cannot help if one set showed more than the other. Solution: We suggest about thirty to forty pictures. At one party, the
people got bored after seeing over seventy pictures.
--to few pictures- At one Wedding, We were presented with a
Usb drive with a folder with less than ten pictures. Solution: We suggest about thirty to forty pictures.
--Under or Over developed pictures/Under or Over sized pictures--
We are not Photographers with advanced degrees in photoshop nor magicians. If your picture is small and hard to see on your
computer it will be the same on ours. Solution: You can try to resize or correct the pictures yourself with third party
programs such as windows picture gallery.
Remember, almost all memory sticks can be presented at the time of the event.
For the few others:
mail your backup usb drive in advance to:
P.o.box 622 Best Times Djs Chester Heights, Pa. 19017
Also, Please mail Parcel Post because we have had
one incident where someone mailed the usb drive in a regular envelope and the mail machine ripped it right out of the envelope..The
client didn't make a backup, so she had to redo them. She then mailed it Parcel Post. Also, please use a cheap
generic usb backup flashdrive when possible, we had one client mail an expensive usb flashdrive and it is now lost
somewhere in the postal system. We have had very few problems with the U.S Post office. We are not responsible
for what they lose.
Again, our number one Slideshow philosophy is: The Simpler the Better..Just some pictures on
a Usb flashdrive. Please remember that we are showing this LIVE and it is almost impossible to adjust once the presentation
has started and a hundred onlookers are watching. Although we strive hard for a Successful show, our FREE Slideshow presentations
is not in any way 100 percent guaranteed. Also, we recommend to send us your backup copy flashdrive,
(not the original), because we are not responsible for anything lost, stolen, broken or erased.
Following many of these simple guidelines can
help ensure a Successful Slideshow Presentation.