Random slideshow?
November 27, 2009 7:37 PM   Subscribe

Is there a way to randomize the order in which slides appear in a (very large) iPhoto slideshow?

Help is failing me. I'd like a bunch of photos (about 500) that are currently in an order I don't like to run in random order as a party backdrop. Thank you, brilliant and computer-savvy Mefites!
posted by Go Banana to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I made a "smart" album using iphoto '09 and one of the options in the slideshow seems to be under settings "shuffle slide order" Are you using '09 or another version?
posted by jessamyn at 7:45 PM on November 27, 2009

Response by poster: Hey jessamyn--I think it's '09 but I made a smart album and can't find a shuffle setting. Hmmm.....
posted by Go Banana at 9:05 AM on November 28, 2009

Okay let me be a bit more specific. I made a smart album. Then I went to the slideshow button on the bottom of the page. Then the slideshow seems to start [totally annoying, btw since you're not done yet] and when it shows you the first slide it also shows you a settings panel. One of the options on this panel [furthest to the right] is called "settings" and under there, there is a checkbox to shuffle the images. I tried it and it does work.

If you want to know what version of iphoto you have, you can select "about iphoto" from under the leftmost menu [titled iphoto] and it will tell you what version you have. Hope this works for you!
posted by jessamyn at 9:18 AM on November 28, 2009

Response by poster: No shuffle button--probably since I've got '08. Thanks anyway! I feel better knowing I'm not just hopelessly computer impaired.
posted by Go Banana at 9:45 AM on November 28, 2009

Here is another discussion of random slide order, dating to pre-'08 versions. It might be the difference between shuffling an album's images vs. making a "slideshow"?
posted by misterbrandt at 11:59 AM on November 28, 2009

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