On 08/25/2019 09:59 PM, Robert Heller wrote: > At Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:52:59 +0200 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote: > >> I am looking for software to make slideshows/presentations on CentOS, >> incorporating photos, videos and text (possibly also music) allowing for >> transition effects etc. I'd like to be able to drag and drop/rearrange >> photos etc. from different folders into a timeline and eventually end up >> with something I can show. Ideally without having to make copies of photos >> and store them in a folder specific for this but drag and drop from whatever >> folder the photo etc. already exists in. >> >> Impress and similar PowerPoint-like software excluded. >> >> I have found a few packages on the net but nothing that is still being developed. >> >> Does anyone have any suggestions? > LaTeX Beamer package will do much of that, I don't believe it will handle > either videos or music, but without anysort of point and click or drag and > drop GUI -- LaTeX Beamer is strictly CLI-based (well there might be GUI > frontends out there for LaTeX, but I doubt anything specific for Beamer, and > likely not partitularly like what you seem to be asking for). > > What you are describing *IS* what LibreOffice's Impress does. In the > mess-windows and MacOSX world, this nitch is covered by PowerPoint (pretty > much to the exclusion of any other tools, except maybe some high-end > [expensive] tools) and in the Linux world, Impress covers this nitch (again > pretty much to the exclusion of any other tools). Quoting from the Highlander: > "There Can Be Only One". So if you are excluding Impress and similar > PowerPoint-like software, you are pretty much left with no options (as you > seem to have already discovered). > > Note: *I* have never used any MS-Windows software (including PowerPoint) and > personally don't have much use for any of the LibreOffice package (I only use > them from their laughable "CLI" interface [eg with the silly --headless > option, that only works when the DISPLAY env var is actually bound to a X11 > display, which needs to be there, to not use] to convert mess-word and excel > files to PDF). > >> Thank you. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> CentOS mailing list >> CentOS at centos.org >> https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos >> >> I am looking for something that is more capable than Impress. Although I use LibreOffice/OpenOffice daily, Impress does not address this need.