Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 3:37 AM (in response to gillette26)
I think only one of those is a quick question:
To present your images in random order, copy and edit one of the slide show presets and enable the "Shuffle Slide Order" button - see this paragraph in the Aperture 3 User Manual: Playing Slideshows Using Slideshow Presets
Also, what would you say is the best software for creating energetic music video type slideshows that flow to the beat of the music?
In Aperture this would be a lot of work. You would have to adjust the timing of each image to the beat of the music.
Can you program? Then your best bet would be Quartz Composer (Part of the Developer Tools). With Quartz Composer you can sync the presentation of media to the beat of the music.
A quick-and-dirty work-around: or create a special iTunes Library and use one of the Music Visualizers to present the slides. For example, build a playlist of small music clips and set your images as cover art of these clips. Then use a music visualizer, that will show large cover art, like iVisualize set to "Rotating CD" or "Now Playing". For the advanced visualizers to work in MacOS Lion, however, you will have to run iTunes in 32bit mode (at least the last time I tried).
So the second part of your question is still open for further suggestions
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 7:05 AM (in response to gillette26)
If I am understand the second question correctly........
If you want the slide show to sync with the music, that is the slides are synchronized with the beats of the music, Aperture has a " Align Slides to Beats " tool. It is in the action pop-up menu in tool strip.
I haven't used this tool myself but I am aware of it. I belive iMovie ca od this as well, but again I haven't used the tool or use iMovie for that matter.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 7:39 AM (in response to gillette26)
I belive that the shuffle images control for slideshows only works for ad hoc slide shows. If you intend to create a slideshow for export this will not work.
If you need to randomize images for a slideshow your're going to export post back.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to gillette26)
Then as I said that setting won;t work for you. You'll need to actually ranomize the images in the slideshow.
A while back this same topic came up and I wrote an Applescript to handle it. I'll search te list here and see if I can find it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to gillette26)
Have a look at this post I have about 600 photos for a slide show that need to be shown in random order. How do I do this?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Frank, I found one of your scripts here:
but I cannot find my own in the ASC - my only copy of that one is on the my lost MBP
so if you happen to come across the thread where we both posted a randomizing script, please let me know.