Cannot run Slideshow in Lightroom

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When I try to run a slideshow this message pops up: Preparing preview for slide # 1, 2 .....

This takes about a minute for each picture and when completed and I push Play, the same thing happens again. I tried it out on two machines and the same thing happened.

I am using Mac and the latest update of Lightroom Classic. Yesterday we had a video presentation and the presenter who is using Windows experienced the same problem.

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Cannot run Slideshow in Lightroom

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When I try to run a slideshow this message pops up: Preparing preview for slide # 1, 2 .....

This takes about a minute for each picture and when completed and I push Play, the same thing happens again. I tried it out on two machines and the same thing happened.

I am using Mac and the latest update of Lightroom Classic. Yesterday we had a video presentation and the presenter who is using Windows experienced the same problem.

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What can be done to fix this problem?

 

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You are not alone in experiencing this problem since the LrC v9.3 update.

Here is a link to the Lightroom Queen forum, same issues-

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/community/threads/slideshow-issues-with-upgrade.40672/#post-1274307

 

I like to support Lightroom-Classic, but when it comes to slideshows I prefer something else.

Even the freeware program XnView-MP https://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/ can create a slideshow easier using a folder of photos exported from Lr-Classic.

If you like the design features of the Lr slideshow, tolerate the "Preparing Preview..." once (no music), then export the slideshow as JPGs (or even a PDF), then use other software to present the show.

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Thank you, Wobert. I will check this out.

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I found many 3rd party slideshow creators faster and easier. The free apps I used to use are no longer in existence, so like many I am researching which are the best to use. I still use Lightroom to prepare the images, then export them as jpgs to import into the 3rd party application to create the slide show. Boinx used to have a great slideshow application, as did ProShowWeb.  ProShow is gone, but Boinx Fotomagico is still thriving (for MAcOS and ipad)

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Thank you for the information.

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I used the video option and that worked fine. Howeever, the Slidesow moduele should work without having to do other tricks. I found that by converting all the pictures to jpeg first, then it works fine. 

 

To me this is a bug that should be fixed by Adobe.

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Actually, converting to jpgs first is always the way I have done slide shows. That way, if someone asks for one of the slides, which seems to happen often, I have it ready to give them!

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Yes, I will do that in the future. Thank you.

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