The principal idea to keep in mind is that anything which is displayed on a computer screen can be captured and used as a slide in a presentation. The image to be grabbed could be on a Microsoft, an Apple, or a RISC OS machine. With RISC OS, images are most easily captured using !Paint which is also ideal for manipulating images taken from Microsoft or Apple computers. The RISC OS 6 version of !Paint is much more powerful than that which comes with RISC OS 5, but both can do the job. In fact, the images of the HopSum presentation were produced in !Draw and then captured using !Paint.
Having taken a Snapshot... use !Paint to adjust the size to be 984 by 804 pixels. This may involve inserting or deleting rows and/or columns. With practice, this can be done quickly.
!Paint makes it easy to get the colour depth right.
Using !Paint to check the dots per inch of the sprite.
Using the RISC OS 6 version of !Paint makes it easy to get the sprite file back into order. The first sprite MUST be '0', followed by an identical duplicate '1'. The last sprite MUST be 'music'. Once you have assembled the slides for your replacement presentation, and got Flicker to successfully run them, you will want to retitle it and credit yourself with being its author. You may well wish to add a different soundtrack. These are the topics to be covered on the next page.