To create and share a slideshow of pictures in Apples Photos app, all you have to do is select the shots from your iPhone or iPad, add special themes with fonts and background music, then share the final product with others.
The Photos app offers two different types of slideshows. Regular slideshows allow you to change the theme, music, and duration to a certain number of selections. With a Memory Movie, you can modify the overall theme to tweak the font, music,and length. Here's how to create, customize, and share a photo slideshow from your iPhone or iPad.
Open the Photos app on your iOS or iPadOS device and tap the Library button. (On the iPad, tap the Sidebar button on the left to see all the commands and locations for the app). From the menu heading, the app offers you the ability to view photos by year, month, day, or all at once.
Select All Photos to display all your photos as thumbnails on one page. Choose Days to see different size thumbnails for each day. When you select Months, you can tap a specific month to see all the images under that month. If you tap Years, the thumbnails are displayed by year and can be drilled down by year, month, and then day. You can create a Memory Movie from the Days view or the Months View.
Create a Slideshow by Day or Month
To create a slideshow based on a specific day, select Dayss then swipe through your photos and find a specific date. If you prefer to choose a month, select the Months heading and then select the month you want. Tap the ellipsis icon in the upper right of the screen and choose Play Memory Movie to generate and play your slideshow.
If you try to make a slideshow but dont see the Play Memory Movie command, then the date/month doesnt contain enough photos to generate a slideshow. In this case, youll have to find another time period with more photos.
Create a Slideshow From Memories
The Photos app puts together memories based on related photos from a specific date, event, or occasion. And it will generate a slideshow based on one of these memories. Tap the For You option, then select the thumbnail of a memory you like. Tap the Play button in the lower-right corner of the image to watch the slideshow.
You can generate slideshows from other categories. On an iPhone, select Albums or People & Places. If youre on an iPad, make sure the sidebar is visible, then tap People or Places. Select the right album, location, or person, and then tap the Play button.
You can also create slideshows from videos, selfies, and panoramas. Choose one of those categories under Media Types, tap the ellipsis icon in the upper right, then select the Slideshow option to play it.
Choose Your Own Photos
If you want to choose your own photos for a slideshow, the easiest way is to first put them into an album. Tap the Albums or All Albums option, tap the plus (+) symbol at the top, and then choose New Album.
Type a name for your album and tap Save. You can then browse through your photos and tap each image that you want to add to this album. Tap Done when finished.
Your new album appears in the My Albums section of the Photos app. Now all you have to do is create the slideshow. Select the album to open it, tap the ellipsis icon, and then tap the Slideshow command to run your slideshow.
Edit a Slideshow
Need to edit your slideshow? With the slideshow paused, tap the Options command in the lower right. Here, you can tap Theme to change the slideshows theme or choose Music to change the background music.
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You can change the duration of the slideshow by moving the slider on the bar to the left to make it longer and slower or to the right to make it shorter and quicker. You can also tell the app to repeat the slideshow after it finishes.
Edit a Memory Movie
You can edit a Memory Movie by opening your album, tapping the ellipsis icon, and choosing Play Memory Movie. Pause the movie, then tap the music icon on the left.
Tap the music note icon on the right to browse other possible songs from Apple Music. Be aware, however, that any copyrighted song cant be used if you ultimately want to share the slideshow via social media. Tap the icon with the three circles on the right to view filters to apply to the movie.
You can edit the movie even further if you tap the ellipsis icon in the upper-right corner. From the menu, tap the Manage Photos command to remove any photos from the movie. Choose the Edit Title option to change the name of the movie or tap Take Key Photo to swap the movies introductory photo to the photo currently displayed.
Share a Slideshow
To share your masterpiece, tap the Share icon in the corner. Use the Share screen to choose a destination, such as Messages, Mail, Facebook, OneDrive, YouTube, and more. The app then exports your movie to the service.
With a service such as Facebook, the app previews your slideshow and lets you add text, tag people, or add a location. When youre finished, tap Share to share the slideshow.
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