PHOTOSHOP: High quality still images for video projection

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Video projection question: Hello, I'm interested in knowing what Photoshop file size and image format work best for hi quality large video projections to screens for my still images? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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For file-size, the first question I'd ask is what resolution is the video projector? If the video is 1920x1080 then make your PS files that resolution. If it is a 4K projection system then make them whatever resolution that projects as. And save the images using a high quality setting in PS.

As far as what image format, what image format does the projector or video-conversion software allow? JPGs work good for actual photographs taken with cameras, while PNGs might be needed for colored artwork, but obviously you cannot save in a format that the projection software/device/video-conversion software cannot understand.
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Hi Steve, thank you for getting back to me. Your suggestions are most helpful. A friend and I are working on projection art projects better known as light shows back in the day. We've been scanning original painted glass slides and hand painted mats then repurposing and changing them with PS and LR and then converting for video projection instead of analog slide, overhead and film projectors. I've made some interesting pieces with this process. Please see attachment.

Also our FB site: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectionArt