How to Play a Slideshow in Apple Photos

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Sharing photos online is fun but when you have some friends over, you can also put on a slideshow presentation of your favorite images from concerts, vacations and other events in your life. Apple Photos gives you a series of fun slideshow designs and lets you put songs from your iTunes account in the background.

You may see a slideshow Play button around Apple Photos in the Photos view, but we suggest starting in Albums view because you won't be constricted to a single import event. Here's how to play a slideshow from Apple Photos:

1. Select Albums.screenshot 2016 07 08 16.36.10

2. Select an album. screenshot 2016 07 08 16.36.19

3. Select images and click the Play button. To select multiple images, hold Command while clicking. screenshot 2016 07 08 16.47.20

4. Select a slideshow theme and click Music.slides03 2947081468011181

5. Select a song and click Play Slideshow. Use the search button and field to find the right backing track.slides04 2947081468011200

Pop some popcorn and call up some friends; you're playing a slideshow in Apple Photos.slides05

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Henry T. Casey
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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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