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Customizing slideshow settings

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Video: Customizing slideshow settings

Let's build a slideshow. This is a lot of fun. I enjoy doing that. We already have one created. I did this earlier when you were having something to eat. One for Kauai. So let's build one from scratch with Germany. So I am just going to click on Germany, the event, and we will go down to the Slideshow button and click on that and we get this interface here that has three tabs. Themes, Music, and Settings. Now, we have new themes in iPhoto '11 and they're terrific.

Customizing slideshow settings

Let's build a slideshow. This is a lot of fun. I enjoy doing that. We already have one created. I did this earlier when you were having something to eat. One for Kauai. So let's build one from scratch with Germany. So I am just going to click on Germany, the event, and we will go down to the Slideshow button and click on that and we get this interface here that has three tabs. Themes, Music, and Settings. Now, we have new themes in iPhoto '11 and they're terrific.

All we have to do is mouse over a theme and you get a little sample of that. Pretty cool! So you just pick the theme that you want. We'll do Origami only because it's fun and new, and if you want this theme to be the default whenever you do something that's automatic that starts here, click the Default Settings box. I don't really recommend doing that because this is so easy to do and unless you're really in a hurry, most of the time you might want to make a choice for that particular slideshow. But it's there and that's what it does.

If you go to Music, and almost all slideshows benefit from having some music. So we would check this box to make sure that music plays with your slideshow and for the Source, iPhoto provides you with some theme music. This is royalty free. So you can use it anywhere and everywhere and you also have access to your iTunes library. Now, the only thing about that is if you share your slideshow online, make sure you have the copyright for the music. Otherwise use something that's royalty-free.

You can also create a custom playlist for your slideshow, which I just think is really fun, which means you can have more than one soundtrack. You can just drag them over here just like this, create this custom playlist, and then you can even move them around. There you go, and create the order, and once again you can use whatever you create as a default if you want. And if you decide you don't want this, then you can just click on them and delete.

All right! That's pretty nice. So we have our music set. We'll go ahead and do Endless Summer. I am sure you've heard that before. Then finally we have our Settings tab and this is where you get to determine how long each slide will play. Don't go longer than five seconds and a lot of times I like to go less. If you have a lot of animation such as Origami, you want to allow a little bit more time per slide. If you have something very simple where it's just dissolving from one slide to the next, you might want to take that down to three seconds.

Then you can fit your slideshow to the Music, and that means of course if the song is four minutes long and you have ten slides, then those ten slides will be stretched out for that four minutes. The only thing I need to warn you about is that sometimes songs have like silent periods at the beginning or at the end or they fade or whatever. So this doesn't always work out perfectly, but it's there and on some songs it actually works great. Showing the title slide, you get that choice right here. Shuffling the slides right here but you don't have any control over the shuffle, they do all the shuffling, and then whether or not you want to repeat the slideshow.

And of course, again, whatever choices you make here, you can use as your default settings. Once you have all of that, then all you have to do is click Play. (Music playing) You get the idea.

When you're done, just click the X. Now, as I mentioned before, iPhoto will remember those settings. So if I go back to Germany, and I hit the Slideshow button, it just picks up with those settings. So then the question would be well, what if I wanted to change my settings? It's great that iPhoto remembers that. Well, that's what this little gear is for right here. It allow you to change each of these settings here and it brings you up to the interface where you could also change music and themes, and these are themes and this is music.

So you can really start anywhere in this dialog that you want. That's how you change it. Once you make a change, then iPhoto will remember that new setting. It's really quite simple and it's a lot of fun. This is a terrific way, I am not going to editorialize too much here, but this is a terrific way to show off your photos to friends and family.

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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 58s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 49s
    3. What's new in iPhoto '11?
      1m 39s
    4. OS X Mavericks 10.9 iPhoto version update NEW
      21s
  2. 20m 33s
    1. Preparing to install iPhoto '11
      3m 2s
    2. Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library
      4m 4s
    3. Importing images from your camera
      4m 50s
    4. Importing photo files
      4m 3s
    5. Importing movies
      2m 17s
    6. Working in Full Screen view
      2m 17s
  3. 40m 53s
    1. Importing the exercise files and organizing by Event
      1m 59s
    2. Understanding Events
      3m 43s
    3. Hiding photos
      1m 50s
    4. Flagging photos
      3m 3s
    5. Finding people using Faces
      3m 52s
    6. Adding people to Faces
      2m 8s
    7. Managing the Faces corkboard
      2m 14s
    8. Organizing by location with Places
      2m 9s
    9. Geotagging images
      7m 4s
    10. Creating albums
      1m 54s
    11. Viewing albums in Full Screen mode
      3m 37s
    12. Creating Smart Albums
      3m 36s
    13. Creating folders
      1m 46s
    14. Exploring the Project view
      1m 58s
  4. 17m 15s
    1. Understanding metadata
      3m 1s
    2. Rating your photos
      4m 27s
    3. Displaying photos by rating
      2m 57s
    4. Adding keywords
      3m 13s
    5. Finding photos by keyword
      3m 37s
  5. 29m 6s
    1. Switching to Edit mode
      2m 3s
    2. Cropping photos
      3m 30s
    3. Straightening photos
      1m 37s
    4. Making automatic corrections with Enhance
      2m 18s
    5. Removing red-eye
      3m 5s
    6. Retouching photos
      3m 10s
    7. Rotating photos
      1m 39s
    8. Using the Effects palette
      4m 8s
    9. Duplicating photos
      3m 5s
    10. Reverting to the original
      2m 4s
    11. Comparing photos while editing
      2m 27s
  6. 34m 53s
    1. Working in the Adjust tab
      1m 0s
    2. Adjusting levels
      4m 12s
    3. Adjusting exposure and contrast
      3m 31s
    4. Adjusting color saturation
      3m 43s
    5. Adjusting definition
      2m 10s
    6. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 26s
    7. Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
      4m 19s
    8. Adjusting temperature and tint
      4m 19s
    9. Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
      3m 51s
    10. Working with RAW files in iPhoto
      5m 22s
  7. 25m 42s
    1. Emailing photos from iPhoto
      4m 22s
    2. Emailing photos the old-fashioned way
      4m 5s
    3. Setting up your email account in iPhoto
      3m 43s
    4. Sharing your photos via Facebook
      3m 16s
    5. Sharing your photos via Flickr
      4m 35s
    6. Sharing your photos via MobileMe
      1m 26s
    7. Creating a web gallery
      4m 15s
  8. 20m 59s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      1m 46s
    2. Customizing slideshow settings
      5m 2s
    3. Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
      4m 19s
    4. Managing movies in your iPhoto library
      5m 26s
    5. Creating a DVD from iPhoto
      4m 26s
  9. 41m 45s
    1. Exporting photos
      4m 57s
    2. Printing photos
      7m 57s
    3. Ordering prints
      2m 22s
    4. Creating a calendar
      7m 11s
    5. Creating a photo book
      7m 40s
    6. Selecting output options for your photo book
      4m 6s
    7. Creating greeting cards
      4m 15s
    8. Setting output options for your greeting cards
      2m 11s
    9. Viewing all your calendars, books, and cards
      1m 6s
  10. 16m 14s
    1. Customizing iPhoto preferences
      7m 7s
    2. Burning a backup CD or DVD
      4m 37s
    3. Backing up to an external hard drive
      1m 53s
    4. Creating iPhoto libraries and switching between them
      2m 37s
  11. 1m 45s
    1. Final thoughts
      1m 45s

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