About Editing Slideshow Transitions and Applying Effects

Aperture provides two methods for applying transitions and effects to the slides in your slideshow. The first method applies the changes uniformly to every slide and transition in the slideshow using the Default Settings controls. The second method applies changes to individual slides and transitions using the Selected Slides controls. You use the second method when you want to emphasize a specific image, change the length or type of a particular transition, or apply text to an individual slide. The settings made for selected images using the Selected Slides controls override the settings made to the entire slideshow using the Default Settings controls. When you make changes to the entire slideshow using the Default Settings controls, the settings made using the Selected Slides controls are unchanged.

Although the Default Settings and Selected Slides controls are not visible by default, you can access them by clicking the Slideshow Settings button in the Slideshow Editor. For more information about the Default Settings and Selected Slides controls, see Slideshow Editor.

For more information about working with the Default Settings controls, see Modifying Settings Applied to the Entire Slideshow. For more information about working with the Selected Slides controls, see Modifying Individual Slides and Transitions.

To show the Default Settings and Selected Slides controls
  • Click the Slideshow Settings button (with a slide icon) in the lower-right corner of the Slideshow Editor, then click either the Default Settings or Selected Slides button.

    Figure. Default Settings pane of the Slideshow Editor.

The slideshow controls in either the Default Settings or Selected Slides pane appear, depending on which button you clicked.