I am raising this question in the PowerPoint forum as I suspect this might be one of the easiest method of achieving the result I am after.
I am an (very) amateur photographer and I have agreed to do a photo shoot at a Presentation Dinner at the weekend for my local Air Cadet squadron.
Contents of pictures will be parents and cadets captured on arrival in a semi-studio setup in their finery and later in the evening will also include photos of cadets receiving awards.
There is a suggestion that the pictures of folks in their finery could be printed, mounted and sold at a minimal fee to raise funds for the squadron. The presentation pictures will be distributed free.
Logistics of printing, mounting and distributing after payment will be a separate issue but the question in hand is how to present the collection of photos to potential recipients so that they can decide whether to purchase.
The idea I have is to load all of the photos into slides in a PowerPoint file with suitably numbered slides and images so that the people wanting to purchase can specify the slide and image position to be printed.
Issue 1: Speed of compiling the PowerPoint file. There is likely to be 50+ photos to insert into the file. Is there a method by which I can get PowerPoint to create the file, I assume by VBA, pulling each image from a particular folder and populating each slide with one or more photos per slide with suitable slide and image numbering? I suspect one photo per slide is going to be easiest as I may need to consider different image sizes.
Issue 2: The images in the PowerPoint need to suitably Watermarked and low quality so that the viewers of the PowerPoint file can't just extract the photo and do their own printing. This isn't a Copyright issue as I am happy to relinquish copyright but more an issue of stopping people printing without paying, the whole point of doing it is to raise money.
Issue 3: The PowerPoint file is likely to be distributed by private Facebook group and email so the file needs to be suitably small enough to be distributable. I suspect the image quality will impact this so would be another consideration when looking at Issue 2.
I am willing to consider other options. I am aware that there are online providers of photo printing services but do not know anything about them and whether they would work in this sort of situation; ie one provider of photos with potentially multiple customers.