Though Mac users would like to use iPhoto to manage their photos and create photo slideshow, there are plenty of iPhoto alternative with better functions and helping create photo slideshow in high quality. Below you can get the best replacement to iPhoto to make slideshow from photos and videos with ease.

The Best iPhoto Alternative to Make Photo Slideshow

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iSkysoft Slideshow Maker for Mac is the best iPhoto alternative you can try. It is a powerful Mac slideshow maker for your slideshow presentation that makes professional dynamic slideshow. It also allows you to share your personal photos anywhere with your friends and family on YouTube, iPad, DVD and Facebook. It is known as iPhoto slideshow alternative for Mac in affordable prices.

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Key Features of This Alternative to iPhoto:

  • Personalize your story and life by drop and drag.
  • Enables powerful editing tools to customize your photos and videos.
  • It includes almost thirty free themes grouped into 3D and general category.
  • Share and upload slide on DVD, YouTube, iPad, iPhone and many more.

How to Make Photo Slideshow with iPhoto Alternative

Step 1 Download and run iPhoto Alternative

Download and install iSkysoft Slideshow Maker for Mac, run this program, and you'll see its interface as below.

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Step 2 Import media files into the program

Slideshow Maker for Mac uses a Media Browser for you to easily import images, audios and videos to your project. Click the Media Browser icon to turn it on or off. When the media is added to the storyboard, drag and drop specific slide to arrange it. The most interesting feature here is that you can drag media out of Slideshow Maker to delete it.

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Besides the drag and drop method, editing buttons are easy to access, such as delete, rotate, and edit. You can also right click a photo or video for the equivalent options.

Note: Before moving forward, select suitable dimensions for your slideshow. If the show will be watched on mobile devices, the dimensions may be change when export. For a HD shows, select 1280*720 or 1920*1080.

Step 3 Change styles

When you import photos and video to the project, random themes will be automatically applied. You can keep them or change them anytime later as you like. Over 30 Styles (themes) are included. To add a Style to photo or video slide(s), simply drag and drop desired style to replace the existing one. You are also free to drag photo/video from one style to another. The other way is to increase the number of clips in a style, shown as below. To bring up this dialog, mouse over a style and click the setting icon when it appears.

If necessary, also change the duration of clips and the background of style. Check the option "Apply to all clips" to make all clips have the same duration. Alternatively, right click any slide to bring up a menu from which select individual duration by Duration option. Also note that only General and 3D styles allows you to change the background to pre-design paper or a local image on Mac.

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Note: Internet connection is required to download themes with a down arrow indicator before you can apply them. Here is the all-in-one theme package that contains all themes and extra Intro/Credit slides.

Step 4 Preview and Share

Now preview your slideshow movie from start to end. If you are happy with it, go to "Share" menu on top, and select the way you want to share with others. Alternatively, click the "Share" button on the middle left hand side. You could directly upload your shows to YouTube (simultaneously on Facebook if necessary), burn to DVD using iDVD or the built-in DVD burning tool (smaller size without menu), export to iTunes library for management, or watch on iPod/iPhone/iPad/Apple TV.

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  • For sharing on Apple Device, you have no need to set the dimensions. The best dimensions and optimized parameters would be used.
  • You can save the project for later editing. To do so, go to File menu and select Save or Save As option.

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