How to Create a Photo Slideshow in Final Cut Pro X

In Photography by Jerad Hill8 Comments

Final Cut Pro X may seem a little intimidating, especially if you have little or no video editing experience. Final Cut Pro X has an iMovie feel, which once you spend some time in it, you will find it is quite easy to pick up. I decided to put together a tutorial on how to create a photo slideshow or montage in Final Cut Pro X after many people asked how I created the photo montage for Ty & Ashleigh’s Wedding. I created the slideshow on the same day that Final Cut Pro X was released.

Final Cut Pro X Photo Slideshow Tutorial

Here is the Photo Montage for Ty & Ashleigh’s Wedding

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  1. Thanks for the tutorial on creating a slide show using FCPX. As a FCP rookie, I really appreciate learning the basics.

    Great Job!

  2. Do you know how to import photos from iphoto in alphabetical of title. They actually are importing in the order of when they were taken.
    I like your tutorial. I’m still having trouble though.

  3. I found that you can bulk-modify the duration of each picture after importing them (by any method) by selecting all the ones you want to be the same duration, selection “Modify > Change duration…” (Ctrl-D) and then typing in the duration you want (finishing with two-digits for the number of frames – so two seconds would be “200” shown as 2;00″

  4. Hi Jerad,
    Enjoyed the tutorial. Especially liked the simplicity; which I need, since I am just starting out on this skill set.
    Most tutorials on the net are just too technical and I fear getting bogged down in high end software that is aimed primarily at videography. It has taken me 10 years to fully master the complexity of Photoshop and Nik Pro, so it it is daunting to have to start again.

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