Slideshows overview

With Aperture, you can easily create and present slideshows of your photos. You can use two main methods to create slideshows in Aperture:

  • Create a slideshow quickly: You can quickly create a slideshow from a selection of photos using a slideshow preset. Slideshow presets are collections of predefined slideshow settings that determine the overall look of your slideshow and how your photos appear on the screen. Aperture provides a number of slideshow presets, and you can also create your own custom presets. Slideshow presets are convenient when you’re sitting with a client or friend and you want to give a basic presentation of your photos on your computer, but you don’t need to save the slideshow. For more information, see Slideshow presets overview.

  • Create a full-featured slideshow: To create a more elaborate multimedia presentation or to export your slideshow as a movie for others to view, you create a slideshow album and use the Slideshow Editor to edit the slideshow. Aperture provides themes that you can apply to your slideshow to give it a professional look, and you can also include video clips, create a layered soundtrack, and customize elements such as titles, borders, transitions, and effects. You can play the slideshow on your computer, or you can export the slideshow as a movie to share with others via email or the web. You can also send your slideshow directly to iTunes for syncing with iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, iPad, or Apple TV. For information, see Full-featured slideshow overview.

Important: Aperture slideshows cannot be edited in iPhoto. To modify an Aperture slideshow, you must open your Aperture library in Aperture and then edit the slideshow.