Why, use PowerPoint of course.
This evening I was at a formal inauguration of an academic scholarship in honour of a deceased professor of the school (professor means head of department, not just lecturer, as in the USA).
We had PowerPoint for some images related to him and his work...about three I think. During a speech the computer decided time was up and switched itself off. The image projectors declared that there was 'no signal' and joined the sleep circus.
The technical man ran down, woke up the computer, that woke up the projectors, and of course, he had to restart PowerPoint in edit mode, switch to show mode and flick through to the right slide. Pathetic.
Lessons (or 'learnings', as we like to say today)?
- turn off the power saving features of computers before the presentation
- make sure the projectors don't go to sleep
- save the PowerPoint in 'show' mode so you don't look like a dork when you start or re-start it, frigging around with the mouse to turn to a slide show (F5 does it better, by the way)
- convert the PowerPoint to a video (Quicktime?) and just run it in a loop.