I fired up iMovie to see how hard it was to get photos into it from Aperture. I clicked on the menu item Window and chose the item "Photos". My entire Aperture library is shown in a window and I can drag an entire project of photos into iMovie.
Perhaps before complaining about something being terrible or about what it can't do, you should read the manuals.
I read the manuals and watched the tutorials on the Apple web site as well as F1 in Aperture and never saw a reference to using Windows menu to list photos in iMovie. I check this and it does seem to work. however, you must admit that the procedure for adding text on a photo is limited as compare to iMovie. Maybe, it is because I want to add text to a photo for posting on Mobileme or other photo posting sites so friends can view the photos in a slideshow or one by one.
I assume that you can answer this question. Since I was exporting photos to the desktop so I could import them in iMovie, if I delete the folder on the desktop will they disappear form the project in iMovie? Since I do not like a lot of folders on the desktop can I move them to the Pictures folder and not loose the project links in iMovie?
Yes, the slideshow element of Aperture is limited, but then, Aperture is not a Slidehow app, it's just one of it's many attributes. You'll always need a video editor to do serious slideshows.
Questions about iMovie are best asked on the iMovie forum. That's where those experts are.
Or trial and error. Move the folder. Does iMovie not work? Put it back.
Hey, I'm sure I'm blind or something but can you help me figure out where to find the "checkbox for text" that you refence in your instructions for how to add text to a slide on a slideshow please - I can't seem to find it for the life of me - thanks very much -
here were your instructions....
don't use iMovie but I do use Aperture. It couldn't be easier to add text to a slideshow.
Select the photo in the slideshow.
Click the checkbox for "text"
Choose "Custom" for the text
Type in the text you want
Format it as you want it
Move it where you want it.