Looking for an alternative to PowerPoint? Most of us are aware of the nearly perfect fit of the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for art history presentations. Want to work mobile? Take a more experimental less linear approach? Prezi along with four other PowerPoint alternatives are reviewed in this PC World article. While most are
A new version of ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for Mac OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8 is now available for download. This version includes all the features of the previous release. Log in to your ARTstor account Click Tools > Download offline presentation tool > and accept the Terms & Conditions of Use
Please be aware that ARTstor OIV presentation software is not yet compatible with the new Mac operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. ARTstor is currently researching the changes required and will update the OIV system requirements page when a new version is available. Dual monitor, wide-screen Mac and PC workstations are available in the VRC for
Just prior to presenting, select the option to save as a “Read-Only Slide Presentation” .shw or Show file. This removes the extra baggage of the image palette from your file. Just be sure to save your original .prs file as your master copy and place to make future edits.
Abrupt transitions can be visually jarring during a lecture. A smoother transition respects the aesthetic import of your images. If you use black backgrounds, try applying the Fade Through Black transition at slow or medium speeds in the Animations menu.
Are you ready to explore new ways to present images in the classroom? Prezi, the zooming presentation editor, provides an expansive blank canvas upon which users can place unlimited images or text without the confines of a template. Zooming is available anywhere. The VRC staff is seeking adventurous faculty ready to explore this new terrain!