Forum Question: How to rotate photos in slideshow for burning in iDVD

Allo, This is my first try at such a forum…please forgive any error . I have photos that were taken vertically and rotate them in “album” or “slideshow”, but the iDVD shows them very distorted. Is there a way to rotate and keep the full format of the picture.
Hope you can help me.
Thank you.
Denise Woods

Comments: 6 Responses to “How to rotate photos in slideshow for burning in iDVD”

    10/10/11 @ 11:00 am

    Are you creating the slideshow in iPhoto or iDVD?
    What do you mean by distorted — are the pictures just not good quality, or are they stretched in some way?
    Are you rotating the pictures in iPhoto so they appear correctly in iPhoto? If so, they you won’t have to rotate them in iDVD and it might fix the problem.

      Denise Woods
      10/11/11 @ 11:13 am

      Thank you so much for responding..Actually the photos were very stretched after being rotated in iPhoto or in the album if created before rotating. Searching further, I tried to rotate the photos WITHIN the camera, then downloading them again, and this works..albeit time-consuming. Learning lesson or is there a better way?
      Being new with Apple and LOVING everything about it, I follow your mac most faithfully and with true gratitude. Such an great great post you make! Merci.

        10/11/11 @ 11:17 am

        That’s odd. Rotating them in iPhoto should work fine. I do it all the time.

          Denise Woods
          10/15/11 @ 6:25 pm

          Allo again..thank you for your response, but I still have issues: the rotated photos are fine in slideshows and iDVD created with “share”, but not good in iMovie. I would prefer iMovie with the music control for fading and nice connection of 2 or 3 sound tracks all of which cannot be done in iDVD. These photos come out very large with the Ken Burns effect cutting off a good part of the picture. Any suggestion will be most appreciated. Thank you

            10/15/11 @ 10:12 pm

            You have to play with the Ken Burns feature to get the exact effect you want. Try changing the start and end cropping.

    Denise Woods
    10/16/11 @ 9:14 am

    You are the BEST !! Looking around I found your MacMost 579 that tells how to “crop-de Ken…” to remove black bars around. Great, BUT it also solve the problem of my photos being too large and now I just click on each faulty picture in iMovie to activate the crop, et VOILA !! I could go a step further to remove the black sides, but my project is for family only, so I will not fuss anymore, just keep it in mind for next project. PLEASE do continue to give us information with your fantastic MacMost.

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