Adobe Photoshop Lightroom can create some of the slickest slideshows in the west. They’re easy to make and incredibly handy for showing off cream-of-the-crop shots at home, at the local photography club, or for using as a digital portfolio.
In this column, you’ll learn to create a slideshow that you export and then sync to your iPhone or iPad. Slideshows have a couple advantages over just handing someone your iPhone to flip through your Photos app: You can add captions so they know what they’re looking at, and a slideshow has an end point, so they won’t keep swiping into images you might not want them to see. Read on!
Create a collection and add captions
The first step in making a slideshow is to corral photos into a collection (think album). To do it, open the Library module in Grid view by pressing G (or click Library at the top of the Lightroom workspace). Use the Folders or Collections panel at left to locate photos for your show. Select some thumbnails and then in the Collections panel at left, click the + sign and choose Create Collection from the menu that appears. In the resulting dialog box, give the collection a name, turn on “Set as target collection” and then click Create.