I think your preparation for using the images in a presentation is all wrong. I wouldn't use LR for a presentation.
I would export the images and place them in one folder then rename them for the order you want to show up and be displayed.
This is my experience-
I make a collection of images. In the Collection I re-arrange the photos as I want them. The sort order at base of screen shows "Custom Order".
I Right-click the Collection and "Export as a Catalog"
I close Lr then open the Exported Catalog,
I click on the Collection, and it is still in the same Custom Sort Order as I set in the master catalog.
Eg. My titles are still in the correct sequence-
So my experience seems different to jurgw...
I have many presentations saved in Collections that remain in my Custom Order sort, even when exported as a catalog.
If you take the re-naming route: and EXPORT the photos from the Custom sorted collection and use the Re-name option you can rename them with a "Sequence" prefix so the exported files will always sort correctly.
Thank you, WobertC, for your answer. The problem is: If i open the exported catalog on my notebook it opens the catalog as it is, means with no collection and if you don't have a collection you don't have the sort order "custom" in the sort order options. You first have to create a collection on your notebook but then you have to start all over with your sort order. Where did you re-open your exported catalog? On the same pc or on another system?
As I already wrote I wanted to avoid renaming all the pictures.
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you have to start all over with your sort order.
No, you don't.
But the method you need to use is to-
1) Highlight the Collection in the Collection Panel
2) Right-click - on the Collection - and choose [Export this COLLECTION as a Catalog]
Then you will find the Collection exists in the exported Catalog (maybe along with others).
You will, of course, need the photo files to accompany the catalog if it is going to another computer.
You will find the exported catalog has a jumble of folders (and other collections) that all refer to the files you have included in the Collection you want to work with, because Lr has to re-construct a similar folder hierarchy to work with the "Exported Negative files"
Give it another try. Any exported catalogs can always easily be deleted it they do not give the result you want.
Hi WobertC. You are a hero! Export this COLLECTION as a catalog and it works. I'm excited. Thanks a lot!!!
All the best from Europe
Satisfaction- a great bonus. Thanks.
I frequently make slide-shows for club functions and workshops and am always looking for better ways to present images.
I have been always disappointed that products (like- Logitech R400 Wireless Presenter) did not work with many slide-show programs except for MS-PowerPoint. Recently I discovered that it does work for a "Quick Slideshow" by selecting a folder or collection of images in Library grid view and pressing [Ctrl+Return]. (One Slideshow in the Slideshow module should first be set to [Manual] slide change to make this the 'default' transition method) There is no 'Fade transition' but it opens Full-screen and the Presenter device changes photos. We learn something new almost every day!
Thanks for all these extra hints and all the best.