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Create interactive slideshows for Windows users Apps
If you need to make an interactive slideshow for use on Windows, you need to use something in addition to iPhoto. For whatever reason, iPhoto's QuickTime export feature does not include an option for interactivity. The slideshow shareware apps I've seen use proprietary formats, which are unplayable on Windows.

The solution is to drag your selected images straight from iPhoto into the navigator pane in a new Keynote document. Keynote will automatically create a new slide for each photo. You can then easily rearrange them, and export the slideshow to QuickTime, with the 'interactive slideshow' option selected.

You can also drag from the Finder, but who views their images there?
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Problem with KeyNote QuickTime Export
Authored by: jscotta on Jul 29, '04 11:04:15AM

Nice hint but it is not working for me because, for some reason, KeyNote on my machine is outputting QuickTime files that seem to be pointers to temporary movie files and not complete movie files in an of themselves. This is a first for me on my new PowerMac. The iMac that it replaced did not have this problem. Anyone got any ideas for how to fix this?

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Create interactive slideshows for Windows users
Authored by: billbarstad on Jul 29, '04 02:57:24PM

I haven't tried to create a slideshow for a Windoz user using iPhoto 4 yet, but iPhoto 3 exports a Windoz-playable slideshow from any album.



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Create interactive slideshows for Windows users
Authored by: benfsmith on Jul 29, '04 03:17:14PM

The problem is not creating a windows-playable slideshow. It's creating one that is interactive (i.e. will advance slides on mouse click or spacebar press).



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How do you actually make an iPhoto slideshow Windows playable?
Authored by: gourls on Jul 29, '04 08:20:36PM
I understand how you want to make your slideshow on Windows interactive so you don't have to look super-fast, but how can you make any slideshow Windows playable? I believe you mentioned it in your hint, but I probably didn't catch it.

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How do you actually make an iPhoto slideshow Windows playable?
Authored by: benfsmith on Jul 29, '04 10:10:25PM

By exporting as a Quicktime Movie. QT supports interactive slideshows, but iPhoto doesn't give you this option when you export from it. If you really want to make it Windows compatible (as it would appear to your average windoze user), you can use QT Pro to convert it to .avi. Admittedly, i'm not certain that WMP supports interactive slideshows.



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How do you actually make an iPhoto slideshow Windows playable?
Authored by: mike62 on Jul 30, '04 10:08:32AM

There is a program called eZediaQTI that will easily let you create interactive quicktime slideshows, as well as being able to add other types of interactivity. http://www.ezedia.com/eZediaQTI/

There's even a training video on how to create an interactive slideshow.



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Create interactive slideshows for Windows users
Authored by: CaptCosmic on Jul 29, '04 07:18:49PM

You can also drag from the Finder, but who views their images there?

Those of us who don't want to deal with the overhead of iPhoto. I regularly run 100-200 photos per shooting session and don't have the disk space on my laptop to put them all in iPhoto. I sort them onto my external hard drives and use finder's column mode to see thumbnails of them as necessary.

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Create interactive slideshows for Windows users
Authored by: benfsmith on Jul 29, '04 10:04:37PM

That's true, if you aren't viewing your photos much (which is what that comment states), Finder prieviews would do. However, you can use a library on another volume, so the fact that you use an external hd shouldn't be a limitation for you. Sounds like a file manager is more appropriate for your situation than an image manager, as you say.



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