MacMost Now 472: Creating Slideshows in iPhoto 11

iPhoto 11 has new slideshow themes and a new way to customize the themes. You can simply play a slideshow, or create one in the left sidebar to use later. You can also export slideshows as video files.

Comments: 27 Responses to “MacMost Now 472: Creating Slideshows in iPhoto 11”

    zeebe
    9 years ago

    Have you added a text slide into a slideshow? I am having trouble with the text slides repeating, wondering if you or anyone else has seen this?

    zeebe
    9 years ago

    Depends on the theme, but on the bottom right, there is a button for Text Slide, you can add them there.

    Daniel EYER
    9 years ago

    Gary,
    Once again, thanks for all the interesting topics!
    I would like to send these creative slide shows to either my MobileMe Gallery or to my Apple TV to see them on the big screen. Any ideas??
    Daniel

    9 years ago

    To share with MobileMe, you could upload it (the exported video) to a gallery through the Web interface, through iMovie, etc. You could even re-import the video to iPhoto and do it from there.
    For Apple TV, just drop the video to iTunes. As long as you are sharing with your Apple TV it should appear there.

    zeebe
    9 years ago

    Hey Gary, did you find the Text Slide? If not, look at this image here:
    http://emberapp.com/zeebe/images/screen-shot-2010-11-05-at-3-50-21-pm-1/sizes/m.png
    And look for the red oval. You can add it anywhere in the slideshow, except the beginning, needs to be after 1 photo slide.

      9 years ago

      Yea, I see what you mean. But I haven’t had time to play with it to see if I can reproduce your problem. Have any luck with it yourself? Did the iPhoto 11 update from last week help?

    zeebe
    9 years ago

    haven’t retried it yet, hopefully tomorrow!

    mich angeles
    8 years ago

    how to i arrannge the order of photos in my slideshow? im so confused.

      8 years ago

      You can drag and drop them in the list at the top.

        jeanne 23
        8 years ago

        Gary, I had my photos arranged the way I wanted then when i played the preview there where some out of order, now the last 4 will not move into the correct place when i drag and drop they just go back to where they where.

          8 years ago

          Hard to say what might be wrong without seeing it first hand. Just try playing around with it and see what you can do.

    Danny Titus
    8 years ago

    How do I export an iphoto 11 slideshow to DVD without having to use any iDVD theme, without loosing the iphoto 11-theme and without loosing quality? The created DVD will be played on Windows machines.

      8 years ago

      I would just export it as a video. Then see episode 514: http://macmost.com/quick-ways-to-build-dvds-with-idvd.html
      Keep in mind, though, that DVDs are standard definition video. Which means 720×480. That is probably much lower than you are used to seeing those pictures. But that is what DVDs are. If the video is only going to be played on Windows computers, you may want to instead export an HD video from iPhoto and distribute that on a data DVD instead of a video DVD.

    Bill Dean
    8 years ago

    When you create an iPhoto 11 slideshow and select music, the system only shows a few artists to choose from. If you just select slideshow icon in an event and then select music, you can choose from itunes, just purchased, themes, etc.
    Seems like a bug in creating slideshows. It worked a few months ago and now it is broken. I am up to date on all upgrades to iPhoto 11. Any suggestions?

      8 years ago

      I get the same list of music either way. Are you sure you are choosing the same “source” in that dialog box?

        Sue
        7 years ago

        Hi there I am using the photo mobile theme in the slideshow – where the pictures swings into the screen. Well can one edit the background if they don’t like the dots and the color?

        i was told I can go to library, application support, iphone then assets but I don’t see any folder for that theme.

        What can I do?

          7 years ago

          No, you really can’t edit that. I’m sure you can hack it if you know enough, but it isn’t something I believe you can easily do.

    Susan Dixon
    7 years ago

    Hi, Just wondering why my thumbnail photos are just grey boxes in iphoto11. It’s been like this since I did an update. I can click on one and it will show, but only one at a time. thanks

      7 years ago

      Start iPhoto with Option key held down and rebuild.

    Susan
    7 years ago

    It just asked me what photo library I want to use, when I start iPhoto with option key held down, so how do I rebuild it?

    Susan
    7 years ago

    I’ve tried holding down the option and command keys to rebuild the thumbnails, but as soon as I close iPhoto then reopen, they’re gone again. How can I rebuild and keep them there when I reopen again?

      7 years ago

      Something is wrong. It shouldn’t behave that way. Perhaps have an expert take a first-hand look.

    Rolf Rylander
    7 years ago

    Slideshows with video,
    How do I add music only to photos, volym is automatically lower for video but I would like to skip it totally when video is shown

      7 years ago

      You’ll need to use something else to create your slideshow if you want that sort of detailed control. iMovie will do it easily.

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