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Old 09-22-2017, 02:41 AM
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How to Burn iPhoto Slideshow to DVD without Quality Loss?

I made a slideshow in iPhoto 11 and I want to burn onto a DVD to play on TV. Everything I found online mentions iDVD but the newer Macs don’t have that program. How can I do it?

Since the number of Mac users has been always increasing because of the distinguished functions and stunning nice thin body, some of them may get in trouble when they want to make iPhoto slideshow to DVD so as to play it on TV or DVD player, like the problem above asked by a freshman on Mac. Actually, there are indeed some simple solutions that can solve this problem and export iPhoto slideshow to DVD.

Part 1: What is iPhoto?

Before offering the solutions to burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD, you’d better to know iPhoto at first. IPhoto, a fantastic photo editing apps developed by Apple Inc., is a digital photograph manipulation software application that can help you easily manage and enjoy all your digital photos in interesting ways, and share your precious memories with family and friends. With iPhoto, you can make gorgeous photo slideshows with animated themes and music. To enjoy the appealing slideshow on a TV or DVD player, one of the solutions is that you could burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD with iDVD which is a DVD-creation application for Mac OS X produced by Apple Inc. as well.

Part 2: How to Burn iphoto slideshow to DVD with iDVD

IDVD allows the Mac users to burn QuickTime movies, MP3 music, and digital photos to a DVD that can then played on a TV or DVD player. To burn slideshow to DVD mac from iPhoto, iDVD would be the simplest way. Then the solution on how to burn a DVD from iPhoto with iDVD will come up with the following guide.

STEP 1: You need export iPhoto slideshow to iDVD at first.

After the slideshow has finished in iPhoto, you can click “File” –> “Export” –> “Slideshow” and then there is a window popping up till you hit “Export” button, where you can set the location of the output slideshow. Lastly, you could go to “Places” on the left side and select “iDVD”.

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STEP 2: To Burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD with iDVD

Start iDVD and open the iPhoto slideshow firstly, then secondly, insert a blank DVD disc to your computer. And next hit “Open Finder” option and immediately, the blank disk will be seen on the desktop. At last, click “Burn” button after you have opened the blank DVD and dragged the slideshow to it.

Part 3: How to Burn iphoto slideshow to DVD with Leawo DVD Creator

Though iDVD is an applicable program for Mac users to export iPhoto slideshow to DVD, it doesn’t work on Lion and Mountain Lion any more. Since iDVD was no longer preinstalled on Macs shipping with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and was not available on the Mac App Store with all of the other life apps either, you can still burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD with the third-party software—Leawo DVD Creator.

As a one of the most popular DVD burner software app, Leawo DVD Creator is an easy-to-use and powerful DVD burning program for you to create DVDs from all videos. With the support for Intel Quick Sync acceleration technology, Leawo DVD Creator is also one of the fastest DVD burning software for users to create a DVD from iPhoto slideshow without quality loss. While turn to export iPhoto slideshow to DVD with Leawo DVD Creator, you’d better follow the steps below. First you can download and install Leawo DVD Creator by clicking the download buttons bleow.

STEP 1: Export the slideshow from iPhoto as a video file

Once the slideshow is finished in iPhoto, click File > Export > Slideshow > Export and then choose QuickTime Movie as the output video format. Next, you can click the Save button to export the slideshow as a MOV movie.

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STEP 2: Add videos to DVD creator

Click the “Add Video” button to load the iPhoto Slideshow exported on the first step, or directly drag and drop the iPhoto Slideshow file to the program.

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STEP 3: Optionally Set Disc Menu

On the right side of the interface, Leawo DVD Creator offers you multiple preset disc menu templates in different themes like Standard, Business, Education, Childhood, Holiday, etc. Moreover, it even allows you to DIY disc menu with your own images and audios. If you’d like to add disc menu for the output Slideshow, you could choose one you prefer. If not necessary, just select “No Menu” option.

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STEP 4: Settings before DVD burning

After finishing setting disc menu, click “Burn” button on the top right and the burning settings panel will pop up, where you need to set Burn to, Disc Label, and Save to options.

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STEP 5: Time to Burn iPhoto Slideshow to DVD

When you finished the burning settings, click the “Burn” button at the bottom of burning settings panel to start to burn iPhoto Slideshow to DVD. The DVD Creator will immediately complete the burning process.

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To be concluded, there mentioned two solutions on how to burn a DVD from iPhoto, with iDVD or Leawo DVD Creator. For the reminder above, If you are using Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier, you can use iDVD to burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD, while if there is no iDVD in your computer, to make use of Leawo DVD Creator would be a better idea, which will export iPhoto slideshow to DVD with simple steps and can keep the quality of the original file while burning it to DVD.
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