Macs All-in-One For Dummies
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Using your Mac and iPhoto, you can create slideshows. You can even go a step further and include both pictures and soundtracks and slowly zoom in and out of photos employing the Ken Burns Effect, named after the documentary filmmaker. To create a slideshow:

Choose the album or groups of photos you want in your show. Click the Add (+) button on the toolbar and then click the Slideshow tab.

Choose the album or groups of photos you want in your show. Click the Add (+) button on the toolbar and then click the Slideshow tab.

You may see a name for the slideshow automatically filled in with an album name.

Type a name for the slideshow.

Make sure the Use Selected Items in New Slideshow option is selected.

Click Create and drag pictures in the order you want them to play in the photo browser at the top of the viewing area.

The name of your slideshow is now in the source list under a Slideshows heading.

Click Music to choose a soundtrack from iTunes, GarageBand, or sample music included with iPhoto. Click Settings, make your selections, and click OK.

You can choose how long you want to play each slide (three seconds is the default) and a transition between slides (Dissolve, Page Flip, Twirl, and so on). Remove the check mark if you don’t want to use the Automatic Ken Burns Effect. Add check marks if you want to scale photos to fill the screen, and show titles, ratings, and slideshow controls. You can also choose whether to repeat music during the slideshow or whether to adjust slide durations so slides will play as long as the music plays.

If you want to tweak settings for individual slides, click Adjust.

To preview visual changes to slides in a smaller window without sound, click Preview. Click Play to get on with the show.

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Joe Hutsko has been writing about computers, gadgets, and video games for over 20 years. He worked at Apple from 1984 to 1988. Barbara Boyd is a coauthor of multiple editions of iPhone All-in-One For Dummies. Boyd worked at Apple from 1985 to 1990. Jesse Feiler is a developer, web designer, trainer, and author. He has worked with mobile devices starting with Apple’s Newton and continuing with the Apple’s iOS and OS X products, including the iPhone and iPad. He is heard regularly on WAMC Public Radio’s The Roundtable. Doug Sahlin operates a professional photography business specializing in event and portrait photography. He's the best-selling author of more than 20 books on computer applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. He's written four books on digital photography. Sahlin also writes mysteries.

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