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Barry Beckham

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About Barry Beckham

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  1. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    I’m rather sceptical that there is any difference at all between PTE users and anyone else. So, I don’t see any advantage in a dedicated area to post. No offence intended but a 51 minute slide show fills me with dread. Lin. Good points, all makes sense.
  2. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    What would be the point of a private channel. Not seeing the reasons behind the idea.
  3. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    Sounds like you have been on the red wine.
  4. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    Wideangle You weren't watching through a gap in the fence were you ? No wine this afternoon. Its ice cold beer in the afternoon and only had one today, or was it two? but who's counting However, you were not far off, I have a glass of red wine now, around 7pm
  5. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    How are your shows so big. The longest one I have is 17 minutes and as an mp4 @ 60p it’s 784mb. It’s up on YouTube, but marked private till my new site is ready, so I haven’t tried to view it yet on YouTube yet. If I multiply it by 3 it comes to 51 mins @ 2352mb. However, it’s just stills no video in there. Later: Just tried viewing my 784mb video on YouTube via an iPad sitting in the garden with wi fi and it ran ok
  6. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    This issue seems to be drifting into a debate about interactive slide shows when it really has little to do with those. It’s more about the masses who wouldn’t know an interactive show if it jumped up and bit their backside. We can have both. Many who are not as enthusiastic as us seem reluctant to download slideshows, either due to impatience or fear of downloading something they don’t want on their PC. Both reasonable considerations. This combined with the obvious popularity and convenience of YouTube videos and their like, seem to be taking us rapidly away from exe files to Mp4’s whether we like it or not. Some months ago at Igor’s suggestion I tried the output of an Mp4 to 60p. I’m fussy about image quality and the quality of fades and animation, but I was impressed with what I saw. It doesn’t take long to output a 60p mp4 video and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t tried it to give it a go. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Here is an fast paced Mp4 at 60p called Hot in the City. Try it on your PC Mp4’s play on PC, Mac and modern Televisions and seem to be establishing themselves as universal as a jpg.
  7. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    I'm currently building a new web site and unless something crops up that I don't yet foresee, I am only going to post my slideshows on the new site as Mp4 videos made at 60p. One on the site that can be downloaded and one on YouTube I don't intend to use any executable shows unless I have the need to post something interactive. At the moment I don't
  8. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    Igor. Yes, I can easily see the pros and cons and the dilemma it would cause. How can you measure what affect a name change may have on sales. Without stating the obvious, a name change may hit sales by 20% then the fact the exe part of name has gone it could increase by 40%, but no one can know or guess that. It could do the opposite. To be honest the exe issue and the name never crossed my mind till I heard the views of the person I mentioned and suddenly I found I couldn’t pass the idea off as a stupid one. I found myself thinking. Has he got a point here. The problem is that humans hate change. They all say they don’t, but they really do. If they didn’t like consistency McDonalds would never be around. People love to be on the other inside of the world and know exactly what they will get. look at the bleating and whinging about Creative Cloud. Apparently it’s the most successful thing Adobe has done, but listening to the nay sayers, you wouldn’t think so. Perhaps the launch of PTE 10 especially for the Mac would be a good time to take the plunge, but i’m sorry to have opened such a painful subject. 20 years is a long time in the digital world isn’t it. I’ve been in there with PicturesToEXE for most of that time, but not all. Congratulations on a great product and thank you for allowing me many hours of fun making slideshows and demos. PicturesToVideo ? Digital PowerShow?
  9. Barry Beckham

    Does PTE need a name change

    Someone in the computer industry expressed a view about PTE this week that was passed onto me by another PTE user. The view was: Why would anyone in their right mind download a zipped exe file to their computer with all the security risks and fears associated with doing that? He even expressed concern why a product would be called PicturesToEXE. Most of us here are pretty comfortable doing that, because we have built up faith and confidence in PTE and as far as we know, a virus has never been an issue with any PTE files. However, ransomware travels as a zipped file and you open it at your peril. I know, because we did get caught once in a moment when our guard was down Could this be why only 14% of people who view SSC download a file. Does the person expressing that view have a point, particularly with the name PicturesToEXE. Does it need a name change and is that a practical thing to even suggest
  10. Barry Beckham

    Suggestion for Slideshow Club...

    That’s a good point, just create a dedicated section, but only open to members.
  11. Barry Beckham

    Suggestion for Slideshow Club...

    It’s a logical step I think.
  12. Barry Beckham

    Photoshop CS6

    Once installed I think Bridge will show up separately on the computer. In CC it shows and downloads separately, but via download it doesn’t. The point is, if Tom has the disk, he has Bridge and if has, then this saga could be over in 10 minutes. A reasonable conclusion to draw is that he doesn’t have a disk.
  13. Barry Beckham

    Photoshop CS6

    If you have the disk, use that, but Bridge isn’t provided seperately to CS6 on Adobe’s site. It appears to be one download
  14. Barry Beckham

    Photoshop CS6

    Great idea. Download CS-6 and do a fresh install. Although Bridge is a part of Photoshop CS-6, its not listed separately. So Tom should have the disk that contains Bridge Here is where you will find it Perhaps Tom can let us know how he gets on
  15. Barry Beckham

    Photoshop CS6

    Tomcatred. Have you actually looked to see if Bridge is installed on your computer, because if it isn’t all the searching in the world won’t find it..
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