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If you're sure your audience will have a strong stomach, Twirldoes exactly what the name suggests. It rotates away each picture before rotating in the next. If you don't want any transition animation, choose None. iDVD will simply cut from one slide to the next. Tip: iDVD can put crossfades and transitions between menus, too. That way, when your audience clicks a button on the main menu screen, the screen doesn't just jump cut to the selected move or slideshow; it crossfades, wipes, rotates on the face of a cube, or whatever. To specify which transition you'd like, open the Customize drawer and click the Settings button at the top. Select one or more menu buttons and then use the Transition pop-up menu to specify the effect you want. (In iDVD 5, you can use a different transition for each button.) DVD Slideshows Slideshow Audio Music has a profound impact on the effect of a photo slideshow. You can't appreciate how dramatic the difference is until you watch the same slideshow with and without music playing. iDVD starts out with whatever music you've selected in iPhoto, but if "Minuet in G" isn't your thing, fear not. You can use any music you like. The easiest way to add music to your slideshow is to open the Customize drawer, click the Media button at the top, and select Audio from the pop-up. Conveniently enough, Figure 16-12: The iDVD Slideshow Editor lets you build and customize your slideshows. Each slide appears in order, with its number and a thumbnail; you can move them around by dragging, delete the ones you don't want, or add new ones by dragging graphics from the desktop or the Media pane of the Customize drawer. The buttons in the lower-left corner switch between a list view and an icon view (shown here). Click Return to go back to iDVD's menu-editing mode. chapter16:idvdprojectsbyhand 405