Creating Slideshow Albums

To create a slideshow using the Slideshow Editor, you must first create an album that holds the slideshow’s images. The easiest way to do this is to select images you want to appear in the slideshow and then create an album. Aperture places the images in the order in which they were selected in the Browser, but you can rearrange the order at any time.

To create a slideshow album from selected images
  1. Do one of the following:

    • In the Browser, select the images you want to place in your slideshow.

    • Select an item in the Library inspector.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > New > Slideshow.

    • Control-click an item in the Library inspector, then choose New > Slideshow from the shortcut menu.

    • Choose Slideshow from the New pop-up menu in the toolbar.

  3. In the dialog that appears, give the slideshow a name, select a theme, and make sure the “Add selected items to new slideshow” checkbox is selected.

    Figure. Dialog for configuring a new slideshow album.

    You can preview slideshow themes by selecting themes in the left column.

  4. Click Choose Theme.

The new slideshow album containing the selected images appears in the Library inspector, and the Slideshow Editor appears above the Browser. If you want to rename the slideshow album, double-click the slideshow album’s name in the Library inspector and enter a new name.

Figure. Library inspector showing a new slideshow album.

You can also create an empty slideshow album and then drag images into the album.

To create a new, empty slideshow album
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > New > Slideshow.

    • Control-click an item in the Projects & Albums section of the Library inspector, then choose New > Slideshow from the shortcut menu.

    • Choose Slideshow from the New pop-up menu in the toolbar.

  2. In the dialog that appears, give the slideshow a name, then select a theme.

    You can preview slideshow themes by selecting themes in the left column.

  3. Make sure the “Add selected items to new slideshow” checkbox is not selected.

  4. Click Choose Theme.

The new, empty slideshow album appears in the Library inspector, and the Slideshow Editor appears above the Browser. Drag the images you want from the Browser into the new slideshow album in the Library inspector.

To make changes to the slideshow, you use the controls in the Slideshow Editor. For more information about the controls in the Slideshow Editor, see Slideshow Editor. For more information about making changes to the slideshow, see About Editing Slideshow Transitions and Applying Effects.