Types of Slideshows

Like iPhoto 5, iPhoto 6 offers two types of slideshows, which I call "basic" slideshows and "saved" slideshows.

About basic slideshows:

Basic slideshows are akin to the slideshow feature in earlier versions of iPhoto. They're simple to use and offer a basic set of options that apply equally to all slides.

Use basic slideshows when you want to show someone a set of photos quickly, without any fuss or bother. Basic slideshows can also be useful for reviewing just-taken photos and culling the lousy shots.

Lastly, you can use only basic slideshows when viewing images from a shared iPhoto Library over the network.

About saved slideshows:

Saved slideshows appear in the Source pane like albums, books, cards, and calendars, and any changes you make to them are saved for the future. You can organize saved slideshows in folders, duplicate them to experiment with different approaches, and export them to QuickTime movies.

Use saved slideshows when you want to put some effort into making a slideshow as visually impressive as possible. You can add and remove individual photos from the slideshow, apply temporary effects to photos during the slideshow, change the time each slide appears on screen, adjust the Ken Burns Effect for each slide, set the transition between any two slides, and more.

What's particularly neat about saved slideshows is that they're created with default settings, so you can customize them as much or as little as you like.

Book Slideshows

New in iPhoto 6 are "book slideshows." which are almost identical to basic slideshows. When in book mode, you can click the Play button at the right end of the toolbar to display the standard Slideshow dialog; clicking Play in it displays each page in the book in a slideshow format. The only difference between a book slideshow and a basic slideshow (other than showing a book page instead of a single photo at a time) is that a number of the options in the Slideshow dialog aren't available for book slideshows because they don't make sense in the context of a book page. In particular, you cannot scale photos; turn on the Ken Burns Effect; or show titles, ratings, or controls.

iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X. Visual QuickStart Guide
iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X
ISBN: 0321423313
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 225
Authors: Adam Engst

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