To create a CD with your slide show, send it via e-mail, you should generate a
special output slide show from your slide show project. The program will pack
the image and sound files you've included to the slide show into one standalone
executable file that can be run on another PC computer.
To generate an executable output slide show
- Create a new slide show project or open an existing one.
- Select the Tools menu and click Executable.
On the General tab, select a base folder where you want to save your output slide shows.
Select the Create in subfolder checkbox if you want the program to save the output
slide show files in a subfolder inside the selected base folder.
Under Output type, select Single executable file item.
Select the Create Autorun.inf file checkbox to generate the file
for creating CDs that play automatically. Click here to read
more info on Autorun.inf files.
On the Images tab, select the Resize slide images checkbox
if you want the program to make slide images smaller.
If your source images have a resolution (in pixels) larger than the one you indicate in
the New size selector, MySlideShow will resize them. Smaller images will be kept in their original sizes.
Click on the Start button.
After the creation process is completed, click on the Explore button to open the folder
that the output slide show was created in. To test the generated output slide
show, double-click on the .exe file.
To select a base folder, click on the small button at the right of the
edit box. Using the Browse for Folder dialog you can select a folder
in the folder tree or create a new one.
By default MySlideShow makes the output slide show subfolder and executable file
names the same as your source slide show project.
The program doesn't change your source image files. Resizing of your output slide
images may help to produce faster and smaller output slide shows.
To check the pixel resolution of your images, select an image file in the File
List or Slide List and look at the Status Bar.
When the program resize slide images, it saves them in JPEG format.
The program can also create a screen saver or an output slide
show that consists of a set of files and folders.
To do that, on the General tab, under the Output type,
select Screen saver file or Set of files. You
can create a screen saver by the Tools menu / Screen Saver
item. By default, the program will place it to the Windows System folder
where screen savers are located. Then you can open Display Properties and
select your screen saver from the list. Another way to install a screen
saver is to right-click on its file name in Windows Explorer, then click Install.
Creating a CD disk
To burn a CD with the output slide show, select the Tools menu and click
Autorun CD. This feature is available only on computers running Windows
XP Service Pack 2 or later. If you're running another Windows version or want to
burn a Autorun CD or DVD disc manually, just copy (burn) the output slide show (.exe) file and Autorun.inf to a blank CD
or DVD disc using your CD/DVD burning software.
Share .exe slide shows via web
The best way to share your slide shows (.exe and video files) is to upload them
to a website and send download links in e-mails. You can attach output executable files
(packed as .zip archives) to e-mail messages. However output .exe slide shows
are usually large for e-mailing and many e-mail servers
remove or block such e-mails.
If you select the Create Autorun.inf file checkbox, the program generates an Autorun.inf file in the
destination folder. This file allows CDs to play
automatically when they are inserted into a CD-ROM drive. If you examine other
software CDs that you have you will find that many of them have an Autorun.inf
file in their root (top level) folder. Typically these Autorun.inf files run a
setup or installation program when they are inserted. In our case, however, the
Autorun.inf file will start the slide show you've just created!
On some computers the autorun CD play (AutoPlay) option may have been disabled by the user.
Here is a sample of an Autorun.inf:
This tells Windows to run "MyShow1.exe".