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How do I burn a Photoshop slideshow to DVD?

by JCHaley4300 / June 18, 2012 5:25 AM PDT

I have a slide show I made of my mom in iPhoto that I uploaded to Vimeo.

My question is how can I take this iPhoto collection and turn it into something I can burn to a disk that people can play on their own computers and/or televisions?

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Clarification Request
Is it iPhoto or Photoshop?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2012 5:28 AM PDT

And what versions are used?

Then I can look at online searches such as, google to see how folk solved it.

-> By the way. Many Windows PCs no longer have an optical drive and some can't play DVDs. So be sure this is worth your time. And be sure you are ready for the support calls.

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iPhoto, not Photoshop
by JCHaley4300 / June 18, 2012 6:12 AM PDT

Sorry, I was posting this question for a friend. It was iPhoto, not Photoshop. I emailed him requesting the version of iPhoto he used, but he has not replied yet.

I'm not sure how he uploaded it to Vimeo, but I assume the process would be similar. M guess is he would use iDVD to create the DVD, but I'm unfamiliar with the process.

He just wants a DVD folks can play in their DVD player connected to their TV. Nothing fancy, and they probably won't be playing it on their computers.

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let's check the results.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2012 7:39 AM PDT
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another good source of info
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 18, 2012 9:20 AM PDT
In reply to: iPhoto, not Photoshop

is the Help file within iPhoto.

I believe it details this procedure. There is also one in iDVD


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iphoto & mac os versions
by JCHaley4300 / June 18, 2012 5:48 PM PDT

He is using iPhoto 11, version 9.2.3 on a Mac Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. The Basics4Mac links are for iPhoto 09, but I expect the procedure is much the same. I will share the info with him, and encourage him to check the help files in iPhoto and iDVD. Thanks for your help!

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Getting Slideshow from iPhoto to iDVD
by Old_Toad / July 9, 2012 2:30 AM PDT

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> Once he has the slideshow the way he wants it use the Share -> iDVD menu option. This will create a QT movie file of the slideshow and export it into iDVD. Then just pick the theme you want to use in iDVD, make any changes/additions to the menu (like adding music, etc.) and follow this workflow:

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Once you have your project as you want it save it as a disk image via the File -> Save as Disk Image menu option. This will separate the encoding process from the burn process<span>

<span>To check the encoding mount the disk image and launch DVD Player and play it. If it plays OK with DVD Player the encoding was good.

<span>Then<strong> burn to disk</strong> with Disk Utility or Toast at the slowest speed available (2x-4x) to assure the best burn quality. Always use top quality media: Verbatim, Maxell or Taiyo Yuden DVD-R are the most recommended in these forums


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