How to Burn iPhoto Slideshow to DVD in Mac (Yosemite included)

iPhoto makes it easy to share life's precious moments. With it, you can create hundreds of picture slideshows with transitions and music. However, the created DVD slideshow can only be viewed within iPhoto. It can't be placed in your computer or DVD drive. Want to burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD for playing on a home DVD player or TV? This tutorial introduces a solid and easy-to-use iPhoto to DVD creator: Wondershare DVD creator for Mac which helps you burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD with excellent quality.

Compared with iDVD, it renders more compressed files after adding text, menu and other contents to the original slideshows (which means smaller file size), and burns all the contents to DVD with 6X faster speed. The following article describes how to create video DVDs from iPhoto slideshows step by step. First, you can download the software here.

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Note: DVD creator for Mac can burn all popular formats like AVI, MOV, WMV, MTS, avchd, and MKV to highly compatible DVD formats. You can choose either a standard definition PAL DVD contains 720×576 at 25 fps MPEG-2 video or a standard definition NTSC DVD contains 720×480 at 29.97 fps MPEG-2 video.

Step 1. Add the slideshow video to the software

When you finish making the photo slideshow, click File > Export > Slideshow and then choose QuickTime Movie to export iPhoto slideshow to MOV for burning.

After that, drag and drop the QuickTime videos directly to the main program windows and then click "↑" and "↓"  to rearrange the order. You are allowed to preview your videos and adjust video volume as you like.

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Step 2. Make custom DVD menu for your DVD (Optional)

Click the "Menu" button on the lower right bottom of the main interface to enter the menu editing window. Here, more than 90 sets of free animated and static DVD menu styles are available. To make a custom menu, just click Menu to choose a suitable menu style for your DVD, and then customize it according to your needs. If you don't need any DVD template, simply select "No Menu".

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Step 3. Preview and start to burn

Now you've almost done. Click "Preview" to check the videos in case that you may improve it in a certain way. If everything goes as you like, just click Burn to burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD. You can burn disks or save ISO image file or create DVD folder. The TV standard: NTSC and PAL option are also available to cater for your specific needs.

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DVD creator for Mac supports all popular recordable disc types: DVD–5 and DVD–9; DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM. To play the created DVD successfully on a DVD player, please make sure that the disc is compatible with your DVD Player. And then make sure the DVD is created in the same TV standard with the DVD player.

That's it! With Wondershare DVD creator for Mac, it's pretty easy to turn iPhoto slideshow files to DVD and then enjoy a quality family time on your home DVD player or TV. Start now!

Watch the following step-by-step video tutorial:

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