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Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime

From: iPhoto '11 Essential Training

Video: Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime

So just clicking the Slideshow button is great for watching slideshows in iPhoto, but if you want to watch them outside of iPhoto, then you really need to export them. And the best way to export movies is to actually create a slideshow project, like the one that I created down here for Kauai. So, I thought I just walk you through those steps quickly so you can see how to do this. So, let's create a slideshow project for Germany. So, you go up to File > New and then you go down here to Slideshow and this is how you create the project.

Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime

So just clicking the Slideshow button is great for watching slideshows in iPhoto, but if you want to watch them outside of iPhoto, then you really need to export them. And the best way to export movies is to actually create a slideshow project, like the one that I created down here for Kauai. So, I thought I just walk you through those steps quickly so you can see how to do this. So, let's create a slideshow project for Germany. So, you go up to File > New and then you go down here to Slideshow and this is how you create the project.

So, you select the group that you want to be the components of the project and then do this right here. Quicker than you can say slideshow, you have a new project down here and you can rename it if you want and you have a bunch of slides up there, which is terrific. Now, the nice thing about when you're working on a project is you can move stuff around and do more artistic things. All of your Themes, Music, and Settings that you had from the previous slideshow methods are here. They're just illustrated one at a time instead of a tabbed environment, so you can get to everything that you need to get to.

So you can further customize it. And when you have everything the way that you want, then just click the Export button and this is the real reason why we're here right. So, you click Export and you have all these presets. You have four of them and they're terrific. And so all we have to sort of do is decide well what is it that you want to play on and want to play on these. Click on Large, click Export, and iPhoto will take care of the rest for you.

Now, watch out for this little box here. This can throw you. If you have it checked, it will automatically launch iTunes and put the slideshow in there. If you are not expecting that, it can catch you off guard. Most of the time I uncheck it and I just want my slideshow to live on the desktop where I can send it where it needs to go. But if you do want it to go to iTunes, check that box. And then for those of you that like to have your own settings, you have Custom Export right here. You have some presets but what most customizers are going to want is the movie, the QuickTime movie, and then click the Options button and then here you have all of your goodies.

So that's for those of you that really know how to do this and you want to do it the old-fashioned way, that's the way you do it. So, I don't want to do that way. I'm going to do a preset. So I am going to go to Export and I want a large one and I don't want to go to iTunes. I am going to click Export. It's going to ask me where I want to go. Let's send it to the desktop and click OK. Now, this is kind of funny. You get to watch your slideshow in full time as it exports.

Okay now as iPhoto is wrapping up our slideshow. It should be on your desktop. Let's go find out. There it is and it has named it. I'm going to right-click on it just to make sure it opens with QuickTime. Oops! See? When it saves it in this format, this .m4v, generally speaking the default is going to be iTunes and you are going to end up right back there in iTunes anyway, which I don't want to do. I want to watch it in QuickTime Player.

So, I just right-clicked on that to bring up this menu to open with QuickTime Player and there is my slideshow right here. (Music Playing) Now, we didn't pick a very exciting theme or anything, but any theme that you pick and all the settings that you choose will be embedded in the slideshow and it will be authored correctly.

And now once you have it, you can basically do anything you want with it. So, this is how you export a slideshow out of iPhoto, so that you can share it with anyone, even as an email attachment if it's not too big. Not too hard to do.

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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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