How to Make Slideshow on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who wants to create an eye-catching slideshow? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to make a stunning slideshow on Mac using the built-in software – Photos.

Step 1: Gather Your Photos

Before we start creating our slideshow, let’s gather all the photos that we want to include. Organize them in a folder so that they are easily accessible.

Step 2: Open Photos App

To begin, open the Photos app on your Mac. You can find it in your Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 3: Create a New Album

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In the Photos app, click on “File” in the menu bar and select “New Album.” Give your album a descriptive name.

Step 4: Add Photos to Your Album

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  • In your newly created album, click on the “+” button at the top right corner of the window.
  • A file browser will appear. Navigate to the folder where you stored your photos and select all the images you want to include in your slideshow.
  • Click on “Add” to import them into your album.

Step 5: Arrange Your Photos

To change the order of your photos, simply drag and drop them within the album. Arrange them according to how you want them to appear in your slideshow.

Step 6: Customize Slideshow Settings

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  • In your album, click on the “Slideshow” button located at the top right corner of the window.
  • A new window will open, displaying various options for your slideshow.
  • Here, you can choose a theme for your slideshow. Click on the “Themes” button to access different styles and transitions.
  • Feel free to experiment with different themes until you find the one that suits your needs.

Step 7: Preview and Export Your Slideshow

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  • Once you are satisfied with your slideshow settings, click on the “Preview” button to see a preview of how your slideshow will look.
  • If everything looks good, click on the “Export” button to save your slideshow as a video file or burn it to a DVD.


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  • You can adjust the duration of each slide by clicking on the “Settings” button in the Slideshow window and modifying the “Slide duration” option.
  • To add background music to your slideshow, click on the “Music” button in the Slideshow window and select a song from your iTunes library.

    Congratulations! You have successfully created a stunning slideshow using Photos on Mac.

    Now you can share it with friends and family or use it for presentations. Have fun experimenting with different themes and settings to customize your slideshows even further!

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