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Chapter 6. Sharing Photos > Creating an iMovie Slideshow

Creating an iMovie Slideshow

What if you want to add captions or narration to a slideshow? Turn to Apple’s free iMovie video editor. These instructions are just an overview; refer to iMovie’s help or Jeff Carlson’s iMovie 3 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide for more details.

To create an iMovie slideshow:

In iMovie 3, click the Photos button and drag your desired photos into the timeline (Figure 6.20). iMovie can see all your photos stored in iPhoto, and you can limit the display by selecting an album.

Figure 6.20. Use iMovie 3 to produce and distribute slideshows that are significantly more complex than is possible in iPhoto alone.

Click the Audio button, click the button next to Microphone, and record your narration, clicking the button again to stop recording (Figure 6.21). Repeat for each photo’s voice-over.

Figure 6.21. To record audio, click the Audio button, click the round button to the right of the Microphone feedback, and speak. Click that button again to stop.

In the timeline, arrange your photo clips with the voice-over clips underneath.

Check the length of each photo’s voice-over, and in the Ken Burns Effect pane, set the length of time for the photo clip to match that of the voice-over.

Click the Titles button, type your text in the available fields, and select a title style. Adjust the time the title will display to match the photo clip length. Drag the title style on top of the desired photo clip (Figure 6.22). Repeat for each photo.

Figure 6.22. To add titles, click the Titles button and use the controls to type and format your title.

View your slideshow by positioning the timeline slider all the way to the left and clicking Play or Play Full Screen.



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