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How To Make and Export a Slideshow On Your iPhone

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Hi this is Gary with Today let me show you how to create a slideshow
on your iPhone so you can export it as a video to share. MacMost is brought to you thanks to a great
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and get exclusive content. So if you've ever created a slideshow on your
iPhone you may have been frustrated by the fact that you can't really seem to share it
in any way. What you've probably done is gone into the
Photos app and then chosen photos like, for instance, all the photos in this album.

Then you could use the Share button at the
bottom and choose Slideshow. Then you get this great slideshow and you
can even setup options like the music to use, speed, and thing like that. You could play it and you could even send
it via AirPlay to an Apple TV or other device. But you can't export it as a video or share
it in someway on social media. To do that you're going to have to use another

One that you can get for free is iMovie from
Apple if you don't already have it on your iPhone you can download it for free from the
App Store. iMovie can be used for all sorts of things. Editing your video when creating little video
projects. But you can also use it to quickly create
slideshows from your photos. Let's go into iMovie here and create a new
project. I'm going to choose a movie type project. Then it's going to ask me to select some video
or photos to get started. Since I want to create a slideshow here I'm
going to go into Photos. Actually I'm going to go into Albums and choose
that same album. So here I am in that album and I'm going to
go and select all of the photos in it. Then I'm just going to tap Create Movie. Now actually this is all I need to do if I
don't want to customize it in any way. I can scroll back and forth with my finger
and see all the photos are there in that order and I can Play and it will play through them.

At this point I can be done and I can Export. But I can also customize some things. Notice how each photo kind of moves. It goes from one point and one zoom level
to another. This is called the Ken Burns effect. If you tap on the photo in the timeline there,
you can see it gets a yellow outline, now I can tap the Clip button there at the left
and I can set the In and Out zoom and position for the Ken Burns effect. So I can, say, move this over a little bit
and go over here and say I want it to end there maybe zoomed in. Or I can simply tap where it says Ken Burns
enabled to turn it off.

Now I'm still going to have to choose where
to zoom in because photos are naturally a 4 by 3 ratio whereas video is 16 by 9. In other words video is very rectangular and
photos are a lot closer to square. So you need to be able to crop a little bit
off the top and bottom for it to fit. That's one of the reasons the Ken Burns effect
is the default is because you can show more of your photo that way. You can make other changes as well. For instance I can tap on the Transition marker
in-between each photo. I can set it to a different type of transition
like sliding or wiping or fading or even none. I can set the amount of time for a photo. I can shrink it or enlarge it so that photo
is on the screen longer.

I can tap here to set a filter for that photo
so it changes how it looks. I can tap the T button there and add some
text using one of these text templates here and then I could just tap the text, type some
text, and put a caption on it. It might be useful to do say on your first
photo and your last photo if you're not going to do it for any of the others even. If you tap off of any of the photos in the
timeline you'll have a little Settings button at the bottom right and you could tell it
to use the music from the Theme. You can notice that there are themes there
at the bottom. Simple theme is probably what you want most
of the time but you can use some of those other themes as well. You can also set whether it fades in at the
beginning or fades out at the end. You can set a filter at the top for the entire

You can also, anytime you want, hit the Plus
button to add more things. So you can add another photo. You can add another video. You can add some audio. So just a piece of music or some sound effects
that you could put there in the timeline. You can actually record directly from your
camera or use Voice Over to record your voice and create narration for this slideshow. Now when you're done just hit the Done button
at the top left and now you're back to the Projects view.

I only have this one project here. I can tap the Name to name it and I can tap
the Edit button to go back in. I could use the Play button at the bottom
to simply play it now. I can use the Share button at the bottom and
now I can export it. You can see I can export directly to things
like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and such if I have those apps installed. Otherwise I can hit Save Video and it will
save it out as a video file to my Photos app. So you can see I've got several different
options there for sizes. I can choose say 720 and it will export the
movie as a 720p video.

Then I have it in my Photos app and I can
share it. That's how easy it is to create a slideshow
in iMovie. Now there are a ton of other apps that will
also create slideshows. But iMovie is free. It's from Apple and it's pretty versatile. There's a lot of different things that you
can do with it. The first time that you do it it's probably
going to take a little time to get used to it. But after you make one it becomes very quick
to be able to make other slideshows. The best thing is you can do it right on your
iPhone while you're traveling, while you're at an event. You can take some photos, make a slideshow,
and share it right from your phone..

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