MacMost Now 757: Building Photo Slideshows With Keynote

The best tool for building slideshows may be Keynote. You can easily import photos, arrange them, adjust the images, add shapes and text, and much more. You can combine multiple images on each slide and vary the transitions between them. You can use advanced techniques to make your slideshows unique.

Comments: 8 Responses to “MacMost Now 757: Building Photo Slideshows With Keynote”

    Brad Thornton
    7 years ago

    Always learn many helpful things with each newsletter, this just being one of them. No fluff here! Thanks Gary!

    Suzanne Mudge
    7 years ago

    I always enjoy and learn from the newsletter but this one was a gem. I am a teacher and I have transformed my slideshows- The kids love them. Many thanks

    nigel kersh
    7 years ago

    Great tutorial…many thanks.Still a little unclear on two points:

    i have a slide where i have 100 or so pictures. On maybe one or two of them i wish to add some text. On my first attempt the same text appears on all photographs.

    Am i supposed to create each photo on a different slide and then put them on one slide to achieve desired result? What would be the best way please/ thank you

      7 years ago

      Right. Put each photo on a separate slide. Then put the text only on those slides you wish to.

    Sindy Kim
    6 years ago

    How do you add multiple songs to the slideshow? I am putting together a slideshow for a school so I have 500 pictures so will need to have about 8 songs playing one after the next throughout the slideshow. Is this possible?

      6 years ago

      You can’t. Options are to use another app to make the slideshow, like iMovie. Or, make it without music and then import it into GarageBand and use that to put the music in.

    Sindy Kim
    6 years ago

    Thanks for your response! Another question: Do you think Keynote is better than Powerpoint for doing slideshows? I made a slideshow using powerpoint with 500 pictures incorporating music also, and it would crash in middle of the show everytime! So I was thinking of maybe using Keynote (minus the music) this time. Would handle it better? What do you think?

      6 years ago

      “better” is subjective. I like it. But others may have a different opinion.
      I can’t think of why Keynote would crash with 500 photos. But then neither should Powerpoint.

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