A reader just emailed me and asked me whether I like using Aperture 3 to build slideshows.
The answer is, after a few trials, I stopped using Aperture 3 for slideshows. My Macbook runs Aperture just fine, but it is horrendously slow when it comes to rendering and editing slideshows.
So here’s what I do when I want to make a slideshow:
1) In Aperture 3, I select all the photos I want for my slideshow
2) I export those photos at a reduced size to a new folder
3) I open up iMovie and build the slideshow there
Remember, Aperture 3’s slideshow function is pretty close to iMovie’s, if not the same. iMovie just does it a heck of a lot faster and more efficiently for me.