5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2011 4:14 AM by Tic_Tac
Tic_Tac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I would like to know if there are any plugins that exist for Aperture to extend it's slideshow capabilities?

Actually, what is the very best software application on the Mac for slideshows? is it Aperture or is there any better 3rd party applications available?

I checked quickly on the internet and did not find anything very interesting for the Mac...

iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • 1. Re: Slideshow software or plugins
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)
    Keynote is fabulous for presentations.

    What do you want to do that you can't do in Aperture? Specifying this will allow others to perhaps make well-chosen recommendations.
  • 2. Re: Slideshow software or plugins
    Tic_Tac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Additional themes or transitions for example.
  • 3. Re: Slideshow software or plugins
    mtshep73 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have been creating slideshows for over 30 years. I have started a website about creating photo slideshows and have reviewed 3 slideshow programs so far. Two of them are free (one Mac, one PC) and one works on both Mac and PC. I regularly use the LQ Graphics product.

    Here is the link to my photo slideshow software page. There are text links in the page that point to my reviews and sample slideshows produced with each piece of software.

  • 4. Re: Slideshow software or plugins
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,865 points)
    iMovie, on every Mac sold, as is iDVD.

    Others, in order of price:

    PhotoPresenter $29

    PhotoToMovie $49.95

    PulpMotion $129

    FotoMagico $29 (Home version) ($149 Pro version, which includes PhotoPresenter)

    Final Cut Express $199

    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 Express is the most capable app of them all. You get what you pay for.


  • 5. Re: Slideshow software or plugins
    Tic_Tac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried Fotomagico this week. Liked the program in general, although I found it kind of expensive for what it provided. But anyway, I was disappointed with the quality of the HD export. Compared to the same export in Aperture, it lacked a bit of sharpness, contrast, and color saturation. I was surprised of that result because i was under the impression that the export would be based on QuickTime, but I guess I was wrong.

    I will give PulpMotion a try.

    Final Cut is very flexible, but probably the slowest workflow... true?