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    Pixelated aerials in powerpoint

    I am preparing a powerpoint with a bunch of aerial photos. The projector is a few years old. We have done a bunch of work in photoshop to improve the quality of the images. When these full size images (30"x36") are inserted into the powerpoint slide (30"x42") they appear very pixelated. Is there anyway to change this on the powerpoint end? I don't think there is anything else we can do on the photoshop end.

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    Are the pixulated at 100 view in photshop? What is the res. you are working at? If it is above 72 then make the image large and drop the resolution, which in turn will improve your powerpoint resolution.
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    Well, I finally figured out that we had a crummy dated projector. I even recreated the powerpoint in flash and then actionscripted the navigations, so that it appeared like the powerpoint. The image quality on the flash presentation is about the same as the powerpoint (very pixelated due to the old projector). However, in Flash you have the option to right-click and zoom into the graphic. The graphics appear very crisp (almost vector quality). Unfortunately, the presentation is usually done using a remote control, so you can't right-click.

    Oh well.

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    Check the settings of your projector and laptop. If one or the other is set at say 640 x 480, then your aerials may look pixelly if you are displaying them large. If you can't set them to at least 800 x 600, and preferably higher, then it is time to buy some new equipment.
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    I'm not the only one who thinks that scrapping the projector is the way to go (principals are still out on that one).

    The color choices are also very limited: a bright orange in photoshop appears as a muddy orange on the projector screen.

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