Burning an iPhoto Slideshow with iDVD


  • Get your slideshow all ready – play it once to double check. Check the music, check the settings (little gear). Themes are OK – but Ken Burns doesn’t always work well.

  • Open iDVD – new project

  • When you are in your iPhoto slideshow click on “Share”, the Send to iDVD

  • When your project opens up, go to “themes” above the thumbnails, click on the triangles, and select “all”

  • Scroll down and select full frame.

  • (not widescreen)

  • Go back to iPhoto

  • Click on Share in the top menu

  • Send to iDVD

  • Select whole slideshow

  • It will take a while to download

  • You may delete or change the titles in the gray bars
  • If you want to add a picture to the title slide, click on the tab on the bottom right that says “Media”, then select “photos" at the top. Open the events by double clicking, then drag the photo you want to the slide.

  • To preview the slideshow, click on the play triangle, then click on “Enter” on the remote control that appears.

  • When you’re ready to burn the dvd, click on the burn button (first button on the right under the slide show). You’ll be instructed to insert a recordable dvd. The first dvd takes the longest. If you burn additional dvds of that slideshow, they won’t take as long.