Step 1: Start a slideshow
Find the photos you want, click Create in the bottom- right of iPhoto’s window, then click Slideshow. A new slideshow should appear in the sidebar.
Step 2: Fire up the settings
Once you’ve created your slideshow, you’re presented with an editing window with the current slide as the main view. Click on the settings icon to get tweaking.
Step 3: Ditch the defaults
Under the ‘All Slides’ tab, click on the arrow icons to change the amount of time each slide plays for. iPhoto’s default of 3.5 seconds tends to be a little fast.
Step 4: Scale ’em up
Check the ‘Scale photos to fill screen’ option to ensure there won’t be lots of blank space in your slides when transitioning between landscape and portrait photos.
Step 5: Edit the individual
Click on the ‘This Slide’ tab to bring up settings for the individual slide that’s highlighted in the scrollbar along the top. This allows for more detailed tweaks.
Step 6: Transition tweaks
Click on the Transitions drop-down box to choose a transition between the current photo and the next; varied transitions make for a more engaging slideshow.
Step 7: Check it out
If you’re unsure of how different transitions will work between photos in sequence, click on the Preview button to take a look at the slideshow in action.
Step 8: Slower speeds
Use individual slide times to emphasise your favourite or most poignant photos. Just click on the arrows or enter a time in seconds to set how long a slide is shown for.
Step 9: A quick effect
Click on any of the effects within slide settings to apply them to the current slide. You can double-click on any slide to edit it, but this is great for a quick fix.
Click on the image below to zoom in and view the annotations.
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