Creating Slideshows In Photos

There are two primary ways to create slideshows in the the new Photos app on your Mac. The first is a quick slideshow that you can start by simply selecting photos and pressing the slideshow button. But you can also create a slideshow project that has many more options. With a project, you can order the photos, add text, set transition options and more. You can also export a project as a video to share on YouTube, Facebook or elsewhere.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Creating Slideshows In Photos”

    Susan
    4 years ago

    I made a project slideshow with 30 photos and put text boxes on about 15 of the photos. I couldn’t figure out how to make a default font and size for those 15 text boxes. I had to manually edit each one to be the font & size I wanted. Ideas?

      4 years ago

      A good way to do it might be to use copy and paste — then change the text. Or, you could also use the Font panel that comes up and assign a “favorite” to make things easier.
      Otherwise, it sounds like you want more control so I would move to a different app like iMovie for this.

        Jörg
        4 years ago

        Hi Gary,
        Is there a way to burn these slideshows to dvd? I have added iDVD’09 and a SuperDrive to my new mac for this purpose, but would not mind a more direct route. Thanks, Jörg

          4 years ago

          Use iDVD. That’s how you would do it. Or some other DVD software. None of the modern Apple software supports DVDs and none of the new Macs even have a drive. Since DVDs are standard definition (not HD) and online HD video has taken over distribution, Apple doesn’t offer anything new.

            Juan Salazar
            4 years ago

            Hi Gary,
            Is there a way to export the slideshow in a 4K file?
            Thanks

              4 years ago

              I don’t think so If you need something at that level, I would use Final Cut Pro or Premiere for that.

    Barbara Hooper
    4 years ago

    Is there any way in Photos to include automatically on the pictures in a slide show the titles (which were called captions in iPhoto) that I put on the pictures? In iPhoto I could caption the photos, then when I made a slideshow I could have the captions show on the slides. Made it much easier to present a slide show to an audience.

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