Sharing Your Slideshow Movies

Once you have completed your slideshow, you are ready to share it with clients and friends. Aperture provides a few simple controls for exporting your slideshow as a movie, in the size and format most suitable for your intended audience. When you’re ready to share your slideshow, the first thing you need to decide is how it will be viewed. By default, the Export dialog provides options for exporting your slideshow as a movie suitable for playback on iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, or iPad; as a movie for the web to be posted on MobileMe or YouTube; or as a high-resolution movie compatible with HD 720p Apple TV or HD 1080p televisions. If necessary, you can also output your slideshow movie in a custom size.

To share your slideshow as a movie
  1. In the top-right corner of the Slideshow Editor, click the Export button.

  2. In the dialog that appears, give the slideshow movie a name in the Save As field, then select a location to save it to.

  3. Choose the viewing platform for your movie from the “Export for” pop-up menu.

  4. If you want to export a slideshow movie in a custom size, choose Custom from the “Export for” pop-up menu, choose a codec from the Codec pop-up menu, enter the number of frames per second in the Frame Rate field, enter the width and height, in pixels, in the Width and Height fields, then choose a compression setting from the Quality pop-up menu.

  5. If you want Aperture to automatically send a copy of the slideshow movie to iTunes, select the “Automatically send slideshow to iTunes” checkbox.

  6. If you want to be notified when the export process is complete, select the “Show alert when finished” checkbox.

  7. Click Export.