Old Toad's Tutorials
No. P03
Creating an iDVD Slideshow From a Photos Library Book 
Old Toad's Tutorials

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The following describes a workflow for creating an iDVD slideshow, with music, of the pages of a book you’ve created in Photos. It makes a great gift to give along with the book. Many viewers can view the book at the same time. Once you have the book organization complete start the following process:
1 - while in the all pages book mode Control (right) - click anywhere in the window and select Save Book as PDF form the Contextual menu to a folder on the Desktop.
2 - go to the App Store and download the free Any Free PDF TO JPG Converter app. 
3 - open the application and drag the PDF file into it’s open window. Select Output Format = JPEG and set the Output Folder to the folder created on the Desktop.
4 - click on the PDF button to start the conversion of each page of the PDF to a JPG file at 150 dpi and 85% quality level.  These values can be altered by purchasing the pro version of the application.
5 - when the conversion is completed go to the folder on the Desktop to see the JPG images of each page in the PDF file.  The image files will be in a subfolder that has the name of the PDF file that was converted.
1 - launch iDVD, create a new project and select a theme.
2 - click on the “+” button at the bottom of the window and select “Add Slideshow” from the contextual menu.
3 - drag the JPG files from the folder on the Desktop into the left hand pane of the slideshow window.
NOTE: Follow this workflow to help assure the best quality video DVD:  
Once you have your project as you want save it as a disk image via the File ➙ Save as Disk Image menu option.

To check the encoding mount the disk image, launch DVD Player and play it.  If it plays without error the encoding is good and you can proceed to the burning process. 

Burn to disk with Disk Utility at the slowest speed available (2x-4x).  Always use top quality media.  Verbatim, Macell or Taiyo Yuden DVD-R disks are the most recommended in the ASC iDVD user forum.