Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to rosemaryfromtakaka)
Not really an iPhoto question.
Alternatives to iPhoto's slideshow include:
iMovie, on every Mac sold.
Others, in order of price: PhotoPresenter $29
FotoMagico $29 (Home version) ($149 Pro version, which includes PhotoPresenter)
Final Cut Pro X $299
It's difficult to compare these apps. They have differences in capability - some are driven off templates. some aren't. Some have a wider variety of transitions. Others will have excellent audio controls. It's worth checking them out to see what meets your needs. However, there is no doubt that Final Cut Pro X is the most capable app of them all. You get what you pay for.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 5:42 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I have never heard of Final Cut. Will see if I can find out about it. Rose
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 11:06 PM (in response to rosemaryfromtakaka)
That's a link there. Click on the words Final Cut...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 12:13 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
From viewing what is available, it seems more for video only. Most of my photos are stills, with inserting a few video clips.
I want to be able to insert text on some pictures.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 12:23 AM (in response to rosemaryfromtakaka)
It's not for video only.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 11:18 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I have downloaded Final Cut Pro X and am certainly finding it a learning curve, but determined to persevre (at least at the moment. One problem I have is that on using a Ken Burns effect, I cannot get the starting frame to include the whole of the original photograph. I can move it around, and up or down, but so far, cannot expand it.
Can you help?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 12:02 AM (in response to rosemaryfromtakaka)
is the FCP X forum.
There are also lots and lots and lots of really good video tutorials on YouTube - just go there and stick 'Slideshow in FCP X' into the search box. Also check out Tom Wolsky's excellent book:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to rosemaryfromtakaka)
I usually start my slideshow in iPhoto (picking the theme & music, arranging the pics, so on), then I export to iMovie to add text.
Seems to work ok and it is much quicker than starting a whole project new in final cut!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 7:32 PM (in response to BrendonB)
Thank you BrendonB. It is a thought to do it that way. However, I am wondering whether to put Boot Camp on the Mac and go back to using ProShow (a Photodex programme). I found instructions on making transistions in Final Cut, e.g. creating your own, and it seemed extremely complicated. Most of the transistions I just would use - I like lots of variety, but not all these blurring, shakey things. ProShow has over 100 transistions that are clean uncomplicated changes, and it seems unnecessary to have to make your own. Is this a programme you are familiar with, or have you always been a Mac user.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 7:35 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks Terence. I will use the tutorials more. I find more help with just googling my request than using the help menus. I have downloaded the instructions from the help, but at times it is very difficult to find an answer. However, I have found out some by chance.
You did warn me it would be a serious learning curve, so it serves me right for not doing a trial version first!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 7:49 PM (in response to rosemaryfromtakaka)
Final cut pro is definitely a comprehensive program which'll take time to really fine tune (especially if youve never used). But it is a very powerful program.
I've never used proshow, but if it is a program you feel comfortable in achieving your goals, then do it!