Issue 75166 - Photoalbum feature (insert multiple images
Summary: Photoalbum feature (insert multiple images
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2 RC2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 56766 77313 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2007-03-06 15:21 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2020-06-08 13:37 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description raindrops 2007-03-06 15:21:56 UTC
Let the user create a photoalbum by inserting multiple images at once.

The wizard should offer options-
* How many images to be inserted per image (1/2/3/4/6)
* Position of the slides on each page (stacking horizontally/vertically)
* Resizing to (option: default, reduce to page/frame size)
* Put the image file's name below each inserted frame

Let the user insert images in an existing file (Impress should add new blank
pages and insert the images into these images). 

This feature is there in MS PowerPoint, but it can only create a new album (it
cannot insert images in the current file.)

In case issue 13142 comes up, that issue talks about inserting files; where as
this one is about inserting multiple images.
Comment 1 aziem 2007-03-06 20:25:22 UTC
--More useful options:
* Whether to sort images when adding a whole directory.  (Digital cameras often
create chronologically-coded file names.)
* Whether to link or embed images.
* Whether to downsample images: to current screen resolution, to a few preset
resolutions (1280x, 1024x, 800x, 640x), or no downsampling

--A usage scenario: 
You went on a trip and have 100 pictures you want to show people.   You want to
quickly import all the pictures, and then you want to manually add titles to a
few slides.  (I experienced this scenario, and it was somewhat painful in

--The downsampling is important for a few reasons:
* has poor performance with 100 high-resolution images.   For
example, try doing a save to PowerPoint---or quickly advancing slides.
* What monitor can show all the pixels of today's high-resolution digital cameras?
* Disk storage
* Transmission over e-mail, Internet, etc.

--There is an unmaintained Photo Album OOo macro that only inserts multiple
images into a new file.  Unfortunately, it has no options except the selection
of images.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2007-03-07 08:17:43 UTC
Comment 3 kpalagin 2007-06-10 07:54:10 UTC
*** Issue 56766 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 kpalagin 2007-06-10 07:56:56 UTC
*** Issue 77313 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 Dotan Cohen 2009-06-11 15:32:06 UTC
In my opinion the best way to satisfy all users would be to have the user create
a template / master slide, with a placeholder for the image itself, and possibly
other information such as XMP or IPTC data that may be in the photo. Thus, if
the user has XMP descriptions in his photos, he can make an Impress template
that shows the image wit the description below.