3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2013 10:06 PM by MarkPek
MarkPek Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

Hi all,

 

I make slideshows in Aperture (and iMovie and iDVD) only once a year, and it seems like I have to re-learn it every time.  To all the people who claim that iMovie and iDVD are intuitive, I guess you and I are very different!

 

But that's beside the point:  I know that, for Aperture slideshows to look good, previews have to be set to (at least) the resolution of the playing device.  And I know that that's spelled out (a little bit) in the Aperture manual in the Chapter 5 section on "Previews."

 

My first question is a bit of a vent: why is there no discussion of preview quality in Chapter 20 on "Slideshows" (where it might be useful!)?  

 

And then my real question is: can I -- just before generating the slideshow -- simply "select all" of the versions I want in the slideshow, raise the quality on the previews in "Preferences" and then "Regenerate Previews"  -- and then generate the slideshow.   (And then go back to previews in Preferences and set it where it was?)

 

Thank you!


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), Aperture 3.2.2, iPad 2, iPod Touch
  • 1. Re: Previews and Slideshows: a perennial question
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)
    can I -- just before generating the slideshow -- simply "select all" of the versions I want in the slideshow, raise the quality on the previews in "Preferences" and then "Regenerate Previews"  -- and then generate the slideshow.

     

    Yes you can do this.

     

    You will either need to delete the previews for the images you have selected first or else force the previews to be re-generated.

  • 2. Re: Previews and Slideshows: a perennial question
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    On the second page in the Slideshow chapter of the User Manual, this section is separated and highlighted:

     

    "About Displaying Sharp Images in Slideshows

    To display slideshows at the best quality, you should set Aperture to create high-resolution previews. In addition to setting previews to their highest resolution, you should also use full-size previews to prevent upscaling with large displays. If previews are not available, images in the slideshow may not be as sharp as they would be otherwise. For more information about creating high-resolution previews, see Working with Preview Images." (http://documentation.apple.com/en/aperture/usermanual/#chapter=22%26section=2)

     

    The Previews page (linked in the original) is one of the most comprehensive of all the help pages.

     

    (Sent from my magic glass.)

  • 3. Re: Previews and Slideshows: a perennial question
    MarkPek Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Wow, what do you know -- it IS there.  I looked for this for a long time, and with your help, I finally found it.  Wow. It's kinda buried there in the "using presets" section, but thanks!