iPhoto Slideshow Timing Problem

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  1. Greg_C macrumors member

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    #1
    I just put together a really nice slideshow using pics from a trip my dad & I took, but I'm having trouble adjusting the timing on individual slides/photos. I used the "Adjust this slide" box on each individual photo, just varying the duration from 1 to 3 seconds. When I edit another slide and then return to a previous one the adjustment is still there as expected (not reset to the default 3 sec.) However when I played back the show some slides seemed too long. I added up the time based on what I set (3min, 28sec) and then timed the actual show, which came out to be ~5 mins. This is a problem since I have it timed with a song. I tried the Adjust slides to fit with song option, but iPhoto told me I had too many photos for the song chosen. Any similar experiences &/or solutions? :confused:
     
  2. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    Not a great help, but put 2 (or more) songs in a playlist, then point iPhoto at that playlist.

    It's telling you you have "too many pictures for the chosen song" because to sync the amount of pictures you have to the song you chose they'd have to display at a crazy fast rate (to fit them all in). Either you have too many pictures or too short a song.

    So, add more songs (see above) or delete some of the lesser quality (or repetitive) pictures.

    Keep in mind, it's doing you a favour here. As much as you may want to fit in all your pictures, I've found that slideshows much over 2.5 minutes tend to get lost on the audience. Don't worry about getting every. shot. you. took. in. Discriminate a bit.

    I'd rather have a shorter show the audience will ask to see again than have them start chatting at about the 90-second mark because they're bored.

    If you really have a lot of photos, do more than one show. I went to England earlier this year and I took 1600+ photos. I cut them down considerably, but when it came down to doing a slideshow for my Dad, there were still too many.

    So I made 2 shows (you can export the slideshows to iDvd and hook everything up with a menu). One was called "Places" and it was all scenery shots of the various places we toured. The second show was called "Faces" and it was, well, all the faces we met while there.

    It was a hit. That plus the iPhoto book made him weep a little. :)


    Good luck!
     
  3. Greg_C thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the input, I ended up removing some of the extra photos as you suggested and it came out great!
     

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