Video:Create a Slideshow Using iDVDwith Don Schechter
Transform piles of pictures into entertaining slideshows with custom music and comments using Apple iDVD.See Transcript
Transcript:Create a Slideshow Using iDVDHi- I am Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I will show you how to create a photo slideshow directly in iDVD. iDVD allows you to have well over 9,000 images in one or more slideshows, depending upon what other content you have on your disc.
Select Photos for SlideshowI will open the Media pane, and click Photos to see my iPhoto albums. I will drag one of my albums called crew shots into the DVD menu. A button is created that links to the images and it is called the name of my album. I can rename it by clicking the text and changing it. If the button is selected and I click open the buttons pane, I can givc the button a shape.
Now, if I double-click the button the slideshow editor will open. Here are all the thumbnails of the photos. You can choose to view the thumbnails vertically or horizontally by clicking these buttons.
Arrange Photos for iDVD SlideshowYou can click and drag the photos to re-arrange their order and you can click and press delete. You can also add other images from the finder by clicking and dragging them in.
Slideshow Loops & CommentsIf you click on settings, you can choose to loop the slideshow, display navigation arrows, allow users to copy the pictures to their computer, and enable the titles and comments.
If you click on the file name you can give it a new display name. You can also add the comments by clicking on Add comments and typing something in.
iDVD Slideshow TransitionsYou can choose what transition to use between the images by using this drop down menu. To change the length of the slides make a selection from this drop down menu. You can allow viewers to advance through the slideshow manually with a remoe control only if there is no soundtrack.
Slideshow Music SoundtrackTo add music, click on audio. Select the song you want from iTunes or Garageband and click apply. You can adjust the slideshow volume with this slider. iDVD automatically adjusts the overall duration of the slides to match the length of the audio clip. The slide duration is changed to "Fit to Audio." However, you can go back and change the duration.
The Final ReviewFinally, you can preview your slideshow by clicking play. Click return to go back to the main menu. Now I will play the entire DVD, select my button, and I can watch the slideshow.
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