3 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2007 2:13 PM by Beverly Maneatis
redearth1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I carefully arranged my photos in an iPhoto album and burned a CD. When I played back the CD the photos were out of order and the selected music was not used. I need to know how to get the album burned with the proper photo sequence and music. Can someone help me? I need it for a presentation this Friday. Thanks.

eMac, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    Hello, redearth,
    Welcome to the discussions!

    You cannot burn an album of photos and music from within iphoto. All you will get is the photos, and not in the order you want....as you have discovered.

    You also cannot burn a slideshow with music by 'sharing' to iDVD, despite iPhoto's Help telling you that you can, if you are using iPhoto 4.0.3. Somehow the updater for that incorporated the iPhoto Help from version 5 and is incorrect.

    You can do it if you create a slideshow in iPhoto using the photos in your selected album, add the music and then export the slideshow to your desktop as a QuickTime movie. You can then burn that to the CD or to DVD from Finder and it should play fine for you.

    See these for more details if you are unclear as to how to do this:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=947548&#947548

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=3966854&#3966854
  • redearth1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you Beverly. I tried it and it works. Maybe I need to upgrade. Will the latest version of iPhoto let me copy an album to a CD intact, that is, as I designed the sequence and the music? Also, the full slide show I wanted could not be exported due to insufficient disk space. Is that referring to my hard disk or my RAM? Can a person find out how much disk space they need without trial and error? Thank you. It is really great to get clear practical advice.
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    You are welcome. Glad you got it working.

    For burning the photos only, you can copy an album to CD intact with the photos in the correct order if you don't have over 99 photos in the album. You export the album to desktop, selecting the 'Use album name' option. That will preserve the order for burning.

    If you have more than 99 photos in an album, divide it into albums of 99 each and call them Album A, B, C etc. Export them all to the desktop and select all of them to burn onto the CD. This will keep the photos in the correct order.

    Will the latest version of iPhoto let me copy an album to a CD intact, that is, as I designed the sequence and the music?

    Yes, if you export the slideshow as QuickTime movie, you can then burn it to CD or DVD.

    Also, the full slide show I wanted could not be exported due to insufficient disk space. Is that referring to my hard disk or my RAM?

    That refers to your hard drive space. You must be getting quite low on available space. You need a lot for working with video media. If you can get a large external hard drive, that is the best solution. Be sure to get a Firewire drive and after you get it, format it for Macs (OS extended) or it will not work for iMovie and iDVD.