not too much $$$ , user friendly software to do photo slide shows

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Berghof
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not too much $$$ , user friendly software to do photo slide shows
Mar 22, 2012

I knew I may have to struggle a little bit trying to choose the right photo show application for my new imac. I've made the jump from PC to imac and yes I'm faced with few new challenges but I enjoy some bonuses as well.I'm not surrounded by people who work with computers and so everything I try to accomplish with my new imac is done by hard homework. Sometimes it's easy and other times more difficult. But know I'll get to the chase.

Photo slide show software. On PC I used to work either with Nero or ProShowGold but both of them unfortunately don't run on apple product.

I don't need anything too sophisticated just some basic features and user friendly. A software which will allow me to add music and do few tricks when going from a slide to slide.

Thank you for your help.
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Re: not too much $$$ , user friendly software to do photo slide shows
In reply to Berghof, Mar 22, 2012

Have you tried using the slide show features in iPhoto? (Or iMovie, or, if Apple still ships it, iDVD)?

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imovie ? OK, I'll check it out
In reply to Tom_N, Mar 22, 2012

I quickly looked at imovie, I'm not sure I can add musis or change the interchanges effects, I need to study imovie , thank you for your tip though
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Re: imovie ? OK, I'll check it out
In reply to Berghof, Mar 22, 2012

Berghof wrote:

I quickly looked at imovie, I'm not sure I can add musis or change the interchanges effects, I need to study imovie , thank you for your tip though

This link will show you how:

http://bit.ly/GJvOkB

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Berghof
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it looks good, great and what about free version of imovie HD?
In reply to Najinsky, Mar 22, 2012

thanks, I'm starting to like imovie, do you as well know by any chance of a safe place to download imovie hd version?
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Re: it looks good, great and what about free version of imovie HD?
In reply to Berghof, Mar 22, 2012

Berghof wrote:

thanks, I'm starting to like imovie, do you as well know by any chance of a safe place to download imovie hd version?

It depends on what you're looking for. It's not a HD version of the current iMovie.

First there was iMovie, then iMovie HD, with HD video support, then the new iMovie with the HD tag dropped but still with support for HD video.

With the new iMovie, with a completely different interface, and initally a reduced feature set, some people didn't like it so Apple allowed them to download the old iMovie HD.

But the current iMovie has now had many more features added, and unless you have a good reason for going back to the old iMovie HD, I stick with current iMovie.

I probably have a link to the old download I can try to find for you, but no idea if the is still available.

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Re: imovie ? OK, I'll check it out
In reply to Berghof, Mar 23, 2012

Berghof wrote:

I quickly looked at imovie, I'm not sure I can add musis or change the interchanges effects, I need to study imovie , thank you for your tip though
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iPhoto is probably the easiest way to do slideshows. Unless you really need to put them on a DVD, iMovie is overkill in most situations. If you're creating a DVD just for playing the slideshow on your HDTV, just get AppleTV for $100.

Also, there are some very nice tutorials on Apple's site: http://www.apple.com/findouthow/photos/

You can also find iMovie tutorials there if you want to go that route.

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Berghof
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Najinsky thanks, I really appreciate your great advice
In reply to Najinsky, Mar 23, 2012

so before I start to search for the older free version of imovie HD I want to say thanks Najinsky, I can't belive apple would offer it free even to those users that didn't previously purchase any version of imovie
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thanks MNTGOATJOE
In reply to MtnGoatJoe, Mar 24, 2012

thank you Joe, you are very kind
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Peter Rongsted
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FotoMagico
In reply to Berghof, Mar 24, 2012

Take a look at FotoMagico: http://boinx.com/fotomagico/overview/

They have a free trial on the site.

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trial version of FotoMagico
In reply to Peter Rongsted, Mar 24, 2012

Have you by any chance tested the trial version, is it full version with time limitation or is it just partially functioning fotomagico?

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I don't want to download it yet so I can get eventually the advantage of the full time offer , my project isn't ready yet.Thanks.

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In reply to Berghof, Mar 24, 2012

Berghof wrote:

Have you by any chance tested the trial version, is it full version with time limitation or is it just partially functioning fotomagico?

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I don't want to download it yet so I can get eventually the advantage of the full time offer , my project isn't ready yet.Thanks.

Yes I have, but a long time ago (2-3 years I think). Back it was the full version but with a very limited time span - a week or so.

BTW you can get it in the Mac App Store. They also have a simpler (cheaper) app called PhotoPresenter.

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thanks Peter
In reply to Peter Rongsted, Mar 25, 2012
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