Image Widgets

Image on Image Slide

Display5 offers a number of different image formats and types that can be added to your show. This include even being able to placeone image on top of another. This slide type is particularly useful if you are using a background theme and you want to have that theme appear in all slides. The Foreground image should always ideally be a little smaller than the background image.


To add the images, click on the Browse button for both the foreground and background images (expand the background options in order to see the background image properties fields). You can also click on the Media Lib link to open the list of any previously uploaded images that you may want to re-use (See the Media Library Section at the end of this guide) . You can also select a transition in and out effect for the slide - this ONLY affects the foreground image and not the background.


Handling images that don't fit(SEE SECTION THAT FOLLOWS)- This slide widget offers the option to stretch or adjust the image size through the toggle button,Images that are not exactly the size of the panel will either be scaled up (if you select the option radio button shown above) or down to fit in the case of the background image, or in the case of the foreground image, will be centered in the panel and the size will not be adjusted. Like all other Display5 slides you can specify the background color, duration and schedule for this Image on Image slide.



You can click on the browse button to open a file listing to locate the file.Display5 supports GIF, JPG, IMG, BMP, TIF and many other image formats.You can also add a transition in and out to the image so that it loads and unloads with an effect. Specify the width and height of the image as well as any background color that you would like to add.


Media Slide

A Media slide is actually a container slide, i.e. it can hold multiple images that will cycle through with the same duration for each image.The images will continue to rotate for as long as the overall duration which the "Media slide" has been set for.



Click the browse button to locate the images that you want to display.Note: it is best to use images that are the same size or smaller than the target panel to prevent image distortion. You can:


1.      Set a delay in seconds for how long each image will show in the slide

2.      Set the overall duration for the slide

3.      Optionally, schedule the "Media slide"


All images are uploaded to the Display5 server and locally cached. The images will also be added to the content library in the "MyShows" main page.




Adjusting Images to fit

Selecting the option to adjust the image for the slide is where the image that is being uploaded is actually altered in either the X or Y dimensions to fit the panel. For clarity:


If the destination panel is 640x600

If the image is 640 x 200 then the image will be stretched in the Y axis to become full panel - in other words, the 200 will be stretched to 600.


See the images below, original is first image.




If the image that you are loading is 800 x 600 - then the image will be squashed in the X axis to 640 wide - in other words, the Y dimension will remain the same but the 800 will be reduced to 640 pixels





If the image you are loading is 600 x 400 - then the image will be stretched in BOTH directions - from a width of 600 to a width of 640 and from a height of 400 to a height of 600.













This image widget is particularly useful if you have images that are not precisely the same as the panel size but you want them adjusted to fill the whole panel.


Use the browse button to locate the image that you want to upload. It will be added the content library for use later on in other slides. You can add duration, schedule and background color to this slide type as well.


Image Upload

Display5 offers a Medialibrary that can be used to upload images and then re-use images in other panels and shows. To add images to the Media library we offer a upload tool that can be used to upload to any Show. - PLEASE SEE THE MEDIA LIBRARY SECTION for more information on this additional tool




Image Multiple Slide Create

A powerful feature of the Display5 program is the ability to auto-create slides using the Image - Multiple Slide create option in the Images section of the Add Slides and Widgets window. Selecting the Image - Multiple Slide create button will open up a new window. For PowerPoint presentations you will need to simply save the PPT file as a series of images (prior to using this feature).Make sure you use images that are no bigger than the panel size.



This window lets you upload images in bulk and create multiple slides that will appear at the end of your panel Playlist.You can run this auto slide tool multiple times if you wish and the slides will continue to be added to your panel Playlist, numbering from the highest upwards. Slide titles will be 1_slide, 2_slide, etc.You can change the names after loading them.


You can specify the images that you are uploading to be stretched or left as is in the panel in the Select the Default Slide Type field. The image will be adjusted to fit the panel if you select Image scaled to fit. You can also select the background color for every slide, specify a default duration for each slide and also select a default transition for each image slide in the sequence.



1.      First click on the browse button and multi-select images using the Mac or Windows file window techniques for multiple select

2.      Select the default duration & transition in and out effects, and background color , and background image if required, for each slide.Whatever you select will be the same for all the slides you upload. You can make changes once the images are uploaded

3.      Hit the "Save" button. When complete the window will automatically close.

4.      You will then see all the new slides you have added will appear in the bottom of the panel Playlist. You can edit each slide individually afterwards if you wish to make further changes.