iPhoto to iDVD slideshow

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  1. MrSmith macrumors 68040

    MrSmith

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    I have 268 photos that I want to make into a slideshow. I understand how I can make a new slideshow in iDVD and simply add the folder of photos from iPhoto and let iDVD do its thing.

    However, I've read many posts about quality (or lack thereof) so I would like to ask the experts what's the best way to get the highest quality slideshow to DVD to show on my (NTSC) HDTV, as well as my mother's old (PAL) 4:3 CRT dinosaur.

    These photos are a mixed bag. Some were taken with a point and shoot and come in at 2 or 3 MBs. Others I shot on my dSLR as RAW and come in at up to 100MB TIFFs!

    Should I let iDVD sort it all out? Should I resize the pixel size of the pics? Should I reduce the MB size of the pics? I really am clueless, because I suspect "It just works" doesn't apply in this case...

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Whatever the quality of your photos, the finished quality is going to be dependant on the limitations of dvd resolution:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video
     
  3. MrSmith thread starter macrumors 68040

    MrSmith

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    I understand that, but should I do something to the photo sizes first? BTW I've downloaded Photo to Movie as I understand iDVD has a limit of 99 photos.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    There's no need to change the photo size as iDVD will take care of it. There may be a limit, but I sent a 135 photo slideshow to iDVD OK.
     

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