How to create slideshows in Photos on Mac

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Updated : Jan 15, 2022

I will introduce the slideshow feature available in the Photos app on your Mac.

There are two types: an easy-to-use “Instant slideshow” and a “Slideshow project” that allows detailed settings and video file export.

This page is created with the following macOS versions.

  • macOS 12 Monterey

Other versions may have slightly different screen designs and controls.

What is a slideshow?

On Mac, Some apps have a slideshow function, but the “Photos” app has the following three types of slideshows.

You can jump to each operation explanation by clicking the heading below.

The contents of ① and ② are the same, only the difference is whether the slideshow is based on photos or an album.

So, I compared what you can and cannot do in “Instant Slideshow” and “Slideshow Project” below.

ItemInstant
Slideshow
Slideshow
Project
Export to video filesNGOK
Change the order of photosNGOK
Insert textNGOK
BGM settingsOKOK
Loop playbackOnly loop playbackLoop playback on / off
Effect when switching photosOnly 1 typeSelect from 7 types

① Instant slideshow (from photos)

▶ In the Photos app on your Mac, select the photos you want to play in your slideshow from the list of photos in your Library.

The selected photo will change the color of the border of the photo.

Mac Photos.app
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There are the following types of selection methods:

MethodHow to operate
Select only oneClick the photos / movies
with the mouse or trackpad
Select multiple consecutiveBelow are the steps:
① Hold down shift key on your keyboard
② Click and hold the margin near the start point
with your mouse / trackpad
③ Drag the mouse / trackpad to the end point
④ Take your finger off
the keyboard and mouse / trackpad
Select multiple non-consecutiveBelow are the steps:
Hold down command ⌘ key on your keyboard
Click the photos / movies
with the mouse or trackpad
Take your finger off
the keyboard and mouse / trackpad
Select allPress command ⌘ + A keys on your keyboard
Deselect allClick on an empty margin

▶ After selecting what you want to play, right-click on any of the selected photos to display the menu.

From the right-click menu that appears, select “Play Slideshow”.

Mac Photos.app
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▶ As shown in the figure, the “Theme” and “Music” setting screens are displayed, so set them according to your preferences.

After setting, click the button “Play slideshow”.

Mac Photos.app
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Mac Photos.app
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▶ The following video shows the slideshow playing.

This is the end of explanation, “① Instant slideshow (from photos)”.

② Instant slideshow (from my album)

▶ In the Photos app on your Mac, display the album you want to play in the slideshow from the albums in “My Albums”.

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The figure below is an enlarged view around the arrow

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▶ Click on the word “Slideshow” at the top of the album screen。

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▶ As shown in the figure, the “Theme” and “Music” setting screens are displayed, so set them according to your preferences.

After setting, click the button “Play slideshow”.

Mac Photos.app
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Mac Photos.app
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▶ The following video shows the slideshow playing.

This is the end of explanation, “② Instant slideshow (from my album)”

③-1 How to create a new slideshow project

▶ In the Photos app on your Mac, create a new slideshow project in one of two ways:

  • a) In the menu bar, select “File” -> “Create” -> “Slideshow” -> “Photos”
  • b) In the left column, under “My Projects”, click the + button -> “Slideshow” -> “Photos”

【a) Menu bar】

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【b) My Projects】

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The figure below is an enlarged view around the arrow

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③-2 Detailed setting method of slideshow project

▶ In the Photos app on your Mac, click the slideshow you want to set from the “My Projects” list to display it.

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▶ There are many items that can be set in the slideshow project.

Each is explained below.

a) Change the order of images to be displayed

▶ A list of images will be displayed at the bottom of the screen, and you can change the order by drag and drop them.

For details, please see the following video.

b) Add / edit / delete text

▶ A list of images will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Click the image you want to add a text to, then click the + button at the bottom right of the screen -> select “Add Text”.

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▶ When texts are added as shown in the figure, click them to change to the appropriate characters.

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You can also change the font size and type by right-clicking on the characters.

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▶ To edit the existing texts, click them on the screen.

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▶ To delete the existing texts, click the image to be deleted from the list of images and texts displayed at the bottom of the screen, then display the right-click menu and select “Delete Text”.

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c) Change the effect of image switching

▶ From the icon column on the far right of the screen, click the square icon at the top to display the “Theme Selector” screen.

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▶ A list of themes is displayed as shown.

Please actually operate and check the effect of specific image switching.

Mac Photos.app
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d) Change BGM / music

▶ From the icon column on the far right of the screen, click the note icon in the middle to display the “Music” screen.

Mac Photos.app
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▶ The music setting screen is displayed as shown in the figure.

The following two types of BGM and music can be set.

  • Theme Songs: Music with built-in “Photos” app
  • Music: Music managed by the “Music (iTunes)” app

【Theme Songs】

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【Music】

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Mr. Otter

I want to select music in “Music”, but the color of the letters is too light, and can’t click it!

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Furthermore, I was wondering if I could select the downloaded music, but I got the following error.

The selected audio track is not supported

DRM-protected audio cannot be used in slideshows.

Choose another audio track.

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Little devil fox

The solution is to download non-DRM protected music files to your Mac.

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The specific music files that can and cannot be used are as follows.

CanCannot
Music imported from CDsMusic subscripted on Apple Music
Music recorded by yourselfMusic purchased from iTunes
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Since it is necessary to protect the copyright of music, it would be bad if protected-music was used in slideshows and played in public places.

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Little devil fox

Also, the music you imported from CDs and uploaded to Apple Music needs to be downloaded to your Mac.

Also, since it cannot be displayed from the “Photos” app immediately after downloading, it can be loaded once the “Photos” app is restarted.

This is the end of explanation, “③-2 Detailed setting method of slideshow project”.

③-3 How to export slideshow projects

▶ In the Photos app on your Mac, click the slideshow you want to export from the “My Projects” list to display it.

Mac Photos.app
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Mac Photos.app
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▶ When the slideshow project you want to export is displayed, export it using one of the following two methods.

  • a) In the toolbar, click the “Export” button
  • b) In the menu bar, select “File” -> “Export” -> “Export Slideshow…”

【a) Toolbar】

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【b) Menu bar】

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▶ When the file save setting screen is displayed as shown in the figure, set the name, location, and format, and then click the “Save” button.

You can select the following three types of format settings.

FormatDescriptionGuide
Standard Definition (480p)DVD qualityUsed for embedding blogs, etc.
High Definition (720p)High Vison quality
High Definition (1080p)Full High Vision
quality
Used when playing on a large screen
or when image quality is prioritized
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▶ When the file is saved in the export destination, the export work is completed.

Mac Finder
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This is the end of explanation, “③-3 How to export slideshow projects”.

Reference information

This is an article about how to make a slide show with the Photos app on Apple’s official website.

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Spa cat

This is the end of this article.

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