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Improving Image Quality in Microsoft LiveMeeting

For the past few weeks, the NDSU Extension Horticulture/Forestry team has been using the webconferencing tool Microsoft LiveMeeting for its weekly meetings with specialists and agents across the state. At a recent meeting, we noticed the images the presenter was sharing in LiveMeeting appeared blurred. Some users said they looked like impressionist paintings instead of clear photos.

The presenter was sharing the photos with the group using screen sharing in LiveMeeting. After some investigation, we discovered that while screen sharing works well for simple graphics and text, it is not great for detailed photos.

For the most recent meeting, the presenter inserted the photos he wanted to share into a PowerPoint presentation (one photo on each slide), then uploaded the PowerPoint to LiveMeeting. When he shared the uploaded presentation, the images came through to the other participants at a much higher quality than they did with screen sharing.

Here's a short screencast on how to use this method for sharing photos in LiveMeeting, http://youtu.be/KdTmnowfCW4.

 

 

Bob Bertsch, Web Technology Specialist, (701) 231-7381

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