Slideshow of Photos for macOS Sierra and iOS 10 have livened up memories, bringing the much-needed life to all these pictures which bring the smile to your face whenever you take a look at them. Interestingly, they can be created with ease.
What’s more, you can add your favorite theme, music and even text to make the slideshow even more special. If you ever think some photos are missing from the slideshow, add them whenever you want. Besides, you also have the option to reorder the photos as desired and decide how long each slide should appear. Let’s dive ahead to create and edit slideshows in Photos for macOS Sierra on Mac.
How to Use Slideshow in Photos App on Mac in macOS Sierra
- How to Create Slideshow in Photos App on Mac in macOS Sierra
- How to Reorder Photos in Slideshow on Mac
- How to Change the Theme for Slideshow in Photos for Mac
- How to Set Background Music in Slideshow
- How to Set Slideshow Time Interval in Photos for Mac
- How to Show Preview of the Slideshow
- How to Watch the Photo Slideshow
- How to Edit Slideshows in Photos App on Mac in macOS Sierra
- How to Delete Text from Photo in Slideshow
- How to Delete Photos from the Slideshow
- How to Export Slideshow on Mac
- How to Delete Slideshow in Mac Photos App
Create Slideshows in Photos App on Mac in macOS Sierra
Step #1. Launch Photos app on your Mac.
Step #2. Next, click on File menu and select Create Slideshow.
Alternately, click on the “+” button in the toolbar and select Slideshow.
Step #3. Now, choose New Slideshow (It’s selected by default) and name it. Then click OK.
Step #4. Next up, you will have to select the photos you want to use in the slideshow.
You can choose pics from Favorites, Selected or All Items. In this test, I’m going pick some of my beautiful pics from All Items. Click on the photos you want to select and then click on Add at the top right corner.
Now, rearrange photos as desired. Right click on Slideshow name under project from Sidebar and drag the photos to your preferred order at the bottom of the window.
Change a Theme
There are multiple themes like Reflections, Origami, Ken Burns to choose from.
To choose a theme, click the Themes button located on the middle right side of the slideshow.
Now, select your favorite theme.
You will be able to change the theme later. The text position, fonts and the transitions that appear between slides are in accordance with the theme you select.
Set an Exciting Background Music
Step #1. To choose music for the slideshow, click the Music button located at the middle right side of the screen.
Step #2. Then, click the down arrow next to Music Library and choose songs.
Step #3. You can select Theme Songs from the pop-up menu to check out different music.
Step #4. Choose iTunes to access music from your iTunes library.
Step #5. Under Selected Music section, drag the songs to change the order they play in.
Step #6. To delete a song, just select it and then click on “X” button.
Set Slideshow Time Interval
You get the option to decide how long each should appear.
Step #1. Click the duration button at the middle right side.
Step #2. Then, you can set the slideshow to play as long as the length of the selected music: For example, select Fit to Music.
Step #3. You have the option to set a display time for the slideshow. To do so, select Custom, then drag the slider to adjust how long the slideshow plays.
Step #4. You can set a transition for the slideshow. To do so, select the Transition checkbox and choose a transition type from the pop-up menu.
Step #5. You will be able to set slides to fit the screen as well. Choose the “Scale photos to fit screen” checkbox.
Check out the Preview of the Slideshow
Click the Preview button to check out the quality of the slideshow. To stop the preview, click on Preview again. There is also an option to set the slideshow to loop continuously. To do so, click on the Loop button.
Watch the Slideshow
Step #1. Once you are done, click the Play button.
Step #2. To stop playing a slideshow, just press the Escape key or click on the “X” button, to skip forward or back through the slides, press the arrow keys, press the Spacebar to pause the slideshow.
Edit Slideshow in Photos App on Mac in macOS Sierra
Step #1. Launch Photos app and select the slideshow under Projects in the sidebar.
Now, choose the photos you wish to add, then click Add.
Note: If you choose a Live Photo, it will appear as a still image in the slideshow.
Choose the text in the text box. Next, type the text.
You can change the font color and customize it further by right clicking on the same.
Delete Text from Photo in Slideshow
To delete text from a photo, select the text in the picture and then remove the text. Alternately, choose the T frame before the photo at the bottom. Then right click and select Delete Text.
Delete Photo in the Slideshow
To delete a photo from the slideshow, choose the photo you wish to delete in the row of thumbnails and then right click. Select Delete Slide.
Export Slideshow on Mac
To export slideshow you just created, just click on Export and save it to the desired location.
Delete Entire Slideshow in Mac Photos App
It’s quite easy to delete slideshow on Mac. To do so, open Photos App → Right click on the Slideshow under Projects → Click on Delete Project.
The Bottom Line
It’s time to bring more fun to your photos by making amazing slideshows. They will never let your wonderful memories fade away, will they?
There are two equally nice posts which I would like to recommend you to read like how to turn off Live Photos on Mac, and how to hide and unhide photos in Photos for Mac.