An Overview of Slideshows

Aperture makes it easy to create slideshow presentations of your images. You can use two main methods of creating slideshows in Aperture.

To create an impromptu slideshow based on an image selection and play it on your computer, you use slideshow presets. Slideshow presets are collections of predefined slideshow settings that determine the overall look of your slideshow and how your images 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 images, but you don’t need to save the slideshow.

When you want to create a more elaborate multimedia presentation or when you want 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.

To play a slideshow using a slideshow preset, you select an item in the Library inspector or a group of images in the Browser and then choose File > Play Slideshow.

To create a more advanced slideshow or to create a slideshow that you can export and share via the web, you create a slideshow album, edit your slideshow using the controls in the Slideshow Editor, and then export the slideshow in the appropriate format.