Subscribing to .Mac Slides

Although only .Mac members can upload .Mac Slides, anyone using Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar or later can subscribe to them and have them shown as a screen saver.

The instructions below are for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther; in Jaguar, use the controls in the Screen Effects preference pane.

To subscribe to .Mac Slides:


From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, click the Desktop & Screen Saver icon, and then click the Screen Saver tab (Figure 5.38).

Figure 5.38. Configure the .Mac screen saver in the Screen Saver pane of the Desktop & Screen Saver preferences.


Click .Mac in the Screen Savers list.


Click the Options button to display the Subscriptions dialog.


In the .Mac Membership Name field, enter the member name of the .Mac member whose slides you want to view and click OK.

iPhoto adds the .Mac member name to the available subscriptions and closes the dialog.


Click Options again to make sure the checkbox for your newly entered .Mac member name is selected, and select the other screen saver options from the checkboxes at the bottom of the dialog (Figure 5.39).

Figure 5.39. In the Subscriptions dialog, enter the .Mac membership name of the person whose slides you want to view and set screen saver options.


Click OK and close System Preferences.


  • Mac OS X downloads the .Mac Slides in the background when you connect to the Internet.

  • Because .Mac Slides are compressed and reduced in size, they're not as crisp as local pictures used for slideshows.

Using the Screen Saver

The screen saver comes on automatically after the idle time you set in the Screen Saver pane of the Desktop & Screen Saver preferences has passed. You can also invoke it manually by putting the pointer in a pre-defined "hot corner."

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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