Exporting

You can export photos from your photo library or an album so you can send them to others or import them into another application.

To export photos:

  1. Select the photo or photos you want to export.
  2. From the File menu, choose Export.
  3. Click the File Export tab.
  4. If necessary, scale images to a specific size by specifying a maximum width and height.
  5. Click Export.
  6. Choose a location for the photos you are exporting, then click OK.


Exporting to iDVD:

iDVD is an application that lets you design and create your own DVD discs. You can transfer your photo projects, such as a book, calendar, card, or slideshow, including the slideshow’s background music and transition effects, directly from iPhoto to iDVD to create a DVD slideshow.

You can also transfer a photo album or movie in iPhoto to iDVD.

To export your photo project, album, or movie to iDVD:

  1. Select a photo project, album, or movie you want to export.
  2. Choose Share > Send to iDVD.

Your photo project, album, or movie opens in iDVD with the same name as its iPhoto name.

Many of the items in your iPhoto Source list are accessible when you open iDVD. For more information about using iDVD to view iPhoto projects, albums, and movies as slideshows, see iDVD Help, available in the Help menu when iDVD is open.


Exporting a slideshow to iDVD:

iDVD is an application that lets you design and create your own DVD discs. You can transfer a slideshow or album, including its background music and transition effects, directly from iPhoto to iDVD to create a DVD slideshow.

To export a slideshow to iDVD:

  1. Select a slideshow or album you want to export.
  2. Chose Share > Send to iDVD.

Your slideshow opens in iDVD with the same name as its iPhoto name.

For more information about using iDVD to create a DVD slideshow, see iDVD Help, available in the Help menu when iDVD is open.


Exporting Slides as Image Files:

You can export all your slides as image files in JPEG, PNG, or TIFF format.

To export slides as image files:

  1. Choose File > Export and then click Images.
  2. Specify whether to create a file for every slide or only a range of slides.
  3. To create a separate image for each build stage, select “Create an image for each stage of builds.”
  4. Choose an option from the Format pop-up menu. The better the quality, the larger the file size.
  5. If you choose JPEG format, use the Quality controls to specify a percentage between low and high quality.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Type a filename, choose a location for the files, and then click Export. Each file is named filename.001, filename.002, and so on.

Making a QuickTime movie of your photos:

You can make a slideshow movie of your photos and play it using QuickTime Player or any other application that supports QuickTime (such as a web browser or word processor).

To make a QuickTime movie:

  1. Select the slideshow, album, or group of photos you want in your movie.
  2. Choose File > Export.

Do one of the following:

  • If you selected a slideshow in step 1, type a name for your movie, choose where to save it, choose a size, and then click Export. Your QuickTime movie is saved with the same effects you chose for your iPhoto slideshow.
  • If you selected an album or group of photos in step 1, click the QuickTime button at the top of the Export Photos dialog and follow steps 4 through 7.

In the QuickTime pane, change the desired options:

Images: Specify the maximum dimensions of your movie in pixels and set the display duration for each photo.

Background: To add a background color to your movie, click the Color button, then click the color preview box to select the color. To add a background image, click the Image button, then click Set to select an image.

Music: Choose whether to include the same background music selected in the Slideshow Settings window.

  • Click Export.
  • Type a name for your movie and choose where to save it.
  • Click Save.
  • To view your movie, open it from within QuickTime Player or any other application that supports QuickTime.