3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2011 11:17 AM by PeterBphoto
JayML Level 1 Level 1

Working on a slideshow-esque project and most stills have dimensions too large for imovie. Can I resize these images (from iphoto) in imovie?

Is  there a way to make the entire image show?





iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • JayML Level 1 Level 1

    found this  https://discussions.apple.com/message/1644433#1644433

    Still no answer, unless you have to make the images minuscule to not have the edges cut off.

  • Lennart Thelander Level 8 Level 8
  • PeterBphoto Level 1 Level 1

    I'm making a slideshow in iMovie '11 with audio for a client. There are about 800 jpeg still images. Found out first what kind of display they would use. Widescreen 16:9, 1080p, size of which is 1920 x 1080 pixels. So that was the size iMovie project I created at the start. All the still image scans provided to me range in size from several hundred KB up to 11+ MB. A real mish-mash. Not wanting to jeopardize the iMovie project near the end, I resized everything that needed it first in Photoshop. Nothing larger than 1080 pixels tall. In Photoshop, create an Action to do this for one image, then apply it to all under File/Automate/Batch… It goes quickly. Anything larger is a waste. As Lennart rightly suggests, turn off Ken Burns. It gets very tiresome and has become the cliche of the amateur. To do so, in iMovie got to Edit/Select/Photos, then press 'C' on keyboard (to access Crop, Rotate & Ken Burns), hit the 'Fit' button, and be sure to allow it enough time to perform removal of Ken Burns (depends on total # of stills and your machine speed). Using 'Fit' will make vertical (portrait) photos fill the height of the iMovie screen. Used 'no theme' at the start, it leaves blackness wherever the photo doesn't fill the entire 1920 x 1080 screen view. Other options work, too. Hope you have fun!