Creating Photo Slideshows With Keynote

While you can use a variety of tools to create basic slideshows, Keynote may be the most powerful tool for quickly creating interesting photo slideshows. You can instantly create a slideshow by dragging and dropping photos from the Finder into the thumbnail list in Keynote. You can then add transitions, text, shapes and other objects to slides as needed. You can also interject other types of slides. There are many export options as well, including video and HTML for your web site.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Creating Photo Slideshows With Keynote”

    Don Wyman
    5 years ago

    Keynote, any ability to stuff a video into a slide show?

      5 years ago

      You can put a video on a slide in Keynote, sure. But not sure how it would work for a slideshow, which is a selection of pictures. What would you want to happen when the slide with the video appears? For it to play? And then what? For it to continue to the next picture when the video is over? Sounds like a task more suited to building the whole thing in iMovie, not Keynote.

    Patrick Mc Namee
    5 years ago

    Outstanding – captured and solved a small but nice dilemma – if you have a lot of photos should you use Keynote or Aperture/iPhoto. Obviously now for me Keynote – so much more flexible and comprehensive. So many thanks Gary.

    Kyle
    5 years ago

    Any way to move through consecutive pictures on the SAME slide? The smart build function is gone and I am not sure this can be done anymore.

      5 years ago

      Without the Smart Build, I don’t think so. So why not put them on multiple slides? What’s the downside of doing that?

    Lyn Ritz
    5 years ago

    I want to record voice-over in my Keynote presentation. I have version 6.2. On the inspector, I have only Format, Animate, and DOCUMENT instead of setup, as I see in your demonstration. Where do I find the option for Audio??? Has this option been removed in 6.2? Thanks much – enjoyed your video.

      5 years ago

      Select Document. Then you’ll see you can choose either Document or Audio under that.

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