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Drag and drop to create customized screensavers Desktop
In Jaguar, Apple provides you with an easy to use .slideSaver maker. It resides in /Library -> Image Capture -> Scripts -> Build Slide Show. Drop a folder containing the desired images onto the script and .... you're done!

The slide show is saved directly into your ~/Library -> Screen Savers folder. You can use the Finder to change the name from the default "Recent Photos.slideSaver" to anything you want.

[Editor's note: This is, by far, the easiest way I've seen to create a customized, permanent slideshow, supplanting the methods discussed in previous hints (1, 2). Neat hint!]
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slideSaver -> iMovie?
Authored by: kmute on Jan 23, '03 11:09:11AM

I apologize if this one is obvious, but I just started using a Mac and haven't been able to figure this one out. Is it possible to import slide shows made with the slideSaver script into iMovie? I like the look of slideSavers much better than the slideshows you can create in iMovie.

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slideSaver -> iMovie?
Authored by: robg on Jan 23, '03 11:30:02AM

I don't think so, as the effects you're seeing are added at runtime. The saver itself is just a folder of images with a special name so that the system will see it as a screensaver.

However, using iMovie's transition effects, you can make some wonderful slideshows; I did this for a 20-minute collection of clips, and the end product was terrific. iMovie3 should be even better with slideshows, but we'll have to wait a few days to see it ...


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