9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2009 3:20 PM by woofer1010
Skip Thela Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Can you add any text to each individual slide to be seen in slideshow format?

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (131,425 points)
    Some templates will allow you to show captions. Check out the Settings Button.

    Regards

    TD
  • Skip Thela Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I did check it out and you are correct. It will allow you to add text to the standard and Ken Burns Effect templates only.....Thanks for the info.....
  • woofer1010 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To Whom It May Concern

    I understand the new iPhoto 9 (may) allow text to be added ONLY in the Ken Burns, or standard templates. What about the other templates? IS there text software out there that will allow you to add text to any, or all photos in the slideshow, either before, or after you've edited. Thank you one and all for the help.
    Greg Elliott <Edited by Host>
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (131,425 points)
    Greg

    If you want to add text to photographs you'll need an external editor:

    In order of price here are some suggestions:

    Seashore (free)
    _[The Gimp|http://www.gimp.org/macintosh>_ also free
    Graphic Coverter ($45 approx)
    Acorn ($50 approx)
    [Pixelmator|http://www.pixelmator.com> ($60 approx.)
    Photoshop Elements ($75 approx)

    There are many, many other options. Search on MacUpdate.

    You can set Photoshop (or any image editor) as an external editor in iPhoto. (Preferences -> General -> Edit Photo: Choose from the Drop Down Menu.) This way, when you double click a pic to edit in iPhoto it will open automatically in Photoshop or your Image Editor, and when you save it it's sent back to iPhoto automatically. This is the only way that edits made in another application will be displayed in iPhoto.

    If you want to make text slides and use them in an iPhoto Slideshow: Simply create the text in an app like Pages, then print it to pdf and import the pdf to iPhoto.

    Other Slideshow apps will allow you to create text slides or superimpose text on Photos: including: iMovie, PhotoToMovie, Final Cut Express. There are other options. Search on MacUpdate

    Regards

    TD

    P.s. it's never a good idea to publish your email address on an internet forum
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (123,190 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. If you want to add text to an image to use in a slideshow theme that doesn't offer the Description to be displayed you'll need to use a 3rd party image editor to add the text directly to the image. Terence lists several candidates in his post in this topic: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10358941#10358941. You can find more by searching VersionTracker.com and Macupdate.com.

    There are 3rd party slideshow applications that offer many themes and to have the titles included. You can automatically copy your descriptions to the title field in iPhoto before using those 3rd party applications. Use the following Applescript while in iPhoto and the photos are selected:

    try
    tell application "iPhoto"
    activate
    copy (my selected_images()) to these_images
    if these_images is false then error "Please select the images to include in the summary."

    set the image_count to the count of these_images

    repeat with i from 1 to the image_count
    set this_photo to item i of these_images
    tell this_photo
    set the comment to the title
    end tell
    end repeat
    end tell
    on error error_message number error_number
    tell application "iPhoto"
    activate
    if the error_number is not -128 then
    display dialog error_message buttons {"OK"} default button 1
    end if
    end tell
    end try

    on selected_images()
    tell application "iPhoto"
    try
    -- get selection
    set these_items to the selection
    -- check for single album selected
    if the class of item 1 of these_items is album then error
    -- return the list of selected photos
    return these_items
    on error
    return false
    end try
    end tell
    end selected_images


    When you're finished with the slideshow you can set the title back to the file name by using the +Photos->Batch Change->Title to File Name+ menu option.

    PhotoPresenter is one application that I use. It has over 25 animated themes and is seamlessly integrated with iPhoto and iTunes. Some of the themes can be seen here: PhotoPresenter Animated Slideshow Themes.



  • woofer1010 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Terrence Devlin,

    Thank you for your input Terrence on adding text to iPhoto 09. You were very helpful in your software suggestions. Thank you for your time, and efforts.

    Greg Elliott (ie: woofer)

    < Edited by Host >
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (131,425 points)
    Do you want to be engulfed with Spam then?

    Regards

    TD
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (123,190 points)
    It's not wise to put your email address in any of your posts. As Terence pointed out spiders can crawl the forum and harvest addresses for spam. If you must add your email use the following format: gelliott at psnw dot com. That will not get harvested.
  • woofer1010 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Terrence, (and too others)

    Thanks for the advice on email address. No, I'm not looking to get 'spamed' just getting use to on line Q&A sessions. thanks again for your input and help.

    Greg Elliott