5. Image transitions  Selecting the Ken Burns theme will create automatic panning and zooming of your shot. You can then choose to add a transition between your photos. There are 16 to pick from in the Transition pop-up menu. You can choose the duration and sometimes also the effect’s direction across the screen.


6. Slideshow preview To see what your effect looks like, move the cursor over the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen. The playhead will jump to wherever the cursor is, so if you move it from left to right, you’ll see all your effects and transitions take place. To play back the slideshow in real time, hit the spacebar.


7. Changing a specific slide  Having a slideshow filled with the same transition, and with each photo on display for the same amount of time, can be a little monotonous. To change an individual photo, select one from the thumbnails at the bottom or click on the Selected Slides tab, top-right of the interface.


8. The crop menu  You’ll find the parameters are the same as those found in the Default Settings section, except this time, they’ll only affect the selected shot. One of the major differences is with the Crop option: there’s an Edit button to its right. Select Ken Burns Effect and click on it to see what happens. 


9. The Ken Burns tool  If you’re used to iMovie, you’ll find this interface instantly familiar: the green rectangle is placed where you want the pan to start while the red represents the last frame of the animation. To resize it, drag an edge. To move a box around, click and drag within it. When you’ve finished, click Done (top right).


10. Adding a text box  You can, of course, have a different transition for each slide, but let’s focus on the Text section. Click on its pop-up menu and select an option to display some information on the screen. Click on the text to reveal its text box. You can edit the information, resize it and drag it to another location.