Another iPhoto Question...Shuffling slideshow.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by coachingguy, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    Hey group,

    I'm wondering if I can get a slideshow to "shuffle" the pictures in a slideshow? I recently shot a relative's wedding and put together a slide show of a bunch of the pictures. We're going to be having a post honeymoon BBQ and I'd like to set up a screen and just let the show run, but I don't want it to run in the same order the whole time, or always start with the first picture. Is there a way to do this?

    Thanks

    Coachingguy
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I have iPhoto 6. When Play is pressed, it should be one of the options near the top. It's on by default for me. :)


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  3. balofagus macrumors regular

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    I have iPhoto 5 and the option Mad Jew explained is in the same place, also on by default.
     
  4. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks...But...

    Thanks for the response, but I can't find that screen. I go into settings and I have all of those check boxes EXCEPT for the one you have that I need, the random slide one...

    I'm running iPhoto 6.04.

    Any more help?

    Thanks,

    Coachingguy
     
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I just played around with iPhoto and the slideshows to see what I could come up with.

    Basically, make a album of all the photos you want in the slideshow. Now, once that album is selected, start a slide show by selecting the "play" button at the bottom (on my screen it is at the bottom next to all the other icons for Burn, Photocast, email, etc.). Doing that should give you the option to shuffle the photos.

    It doesn't have the option if you try to make a slideshow using the slideshow button from that list at the bottom. So don't make a slideshow album, but press play for the wedding album you have created and it will have the shuffle option.

    Hope that makes sense. Let us know if that works. :)
     
  6. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! That did it!

    Thanks to WWooden for the different look! How stupid of Apple not to put that option once you've turned a photo album into a slideshow. In addition, I didn't have my window open wide enough to see the Play button.

    Thanks again to all who provided assistance!

    Coachingguy
     
  7. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I do have to agree that it is surprising that this is not an option in the slideshow settings when making a slideshow album. Hopefully it will be fixed in a later version.

    Glad we could help. :)
     

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