iMovie: No transition for photo slideshows?

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  1. raevynn macrumors newbie

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    I've never used iMovie since I had my MBP, but now I'm trying to do a simple slideshow. So far it seems to work fine, however I can't seem to get rid of the "zoom" transition effect and I can't find settings to delete it. Is that even possible?

    If not, can someone suggest a good tool for making a slideshow without any transitions whatsoever?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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  3. raevynn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use iMovie '08. Does '06 have a feature to not have transition effects in slideshows?
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    You can turn it off in iMovie '08. Assuming you are using photos, iMovie '08 will zoom in gradually throughout the duration of that slide. To prevent it, click on the slide and click the crop icon (it's in the top middle of this screenshot).

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    You'll get a window like this on the photo in the preview window, and just click fit.

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    You'll have to do it individually for all photos. It is little things like that that make me hate iMovie '08. Although, I've not used iMovie '06 for a while, so can't say whether that has the same issue.
     
  5. raevynn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OMG, that's absolutely a no-go for me since I have 700+ photos in that slideshow... :(

    Soo... anyone know any other progs I could use?
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    Did you try iMovie '06? It's a free download since you have '08.
     
  7. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    I use IPhoto and it will do what you want.. I think the zoom you are talking about is the Ken Burns affect.. You can turn it off in the settings. I think it is on by default. Be sure you turn it off in the settings drop down and not just the Check Box under the pictures.
     
  8. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Wow all the iMovie 08 hate and misinformation.

    Yes, in the preferences you have a default for photos that has Ken Burns on. You can set this to off, and won't have to do it for every photo that is added.

    iMovie 08 rocks!
     

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