I recently switched from using Aperture to manage my photos to Apple’s own Photos app. That’s been interesting ands I’m generally finding photos adequate for my needs.
One thing Photos does is to provide a built-in slideshow button in various spots, such as beside a single day’s photos. You don’t see the ► button unless your cursor is over that day.
So, that’s fun to play with. Press the ► button and a small menu of options appears where you can choose a Theme and the Music to play.
But while you can choose Theme music or iTunes music, what you can’t do is to choose no music!
After several attempts to find a way to turn off the music for a slideshow I resorted to Google, where, of course, I found the answer. It’s absolutely unintuitive. It beats me why Apple didn’t simply provide a
no music option.
Igor Barinov Jan 6, 2016 12:55 AM in response to santranyc
- Right-click on the album you need to play,
- Select “Play Slideshow”
- Select “Music” button at the top
- Instead of “iTunes” select “Theme Songs”
- And uncheck the song that’s playing
I have no idea why Apple has to make it default to iTunes, when what’s actually playing is a “theme Song”, which can be easily unselected.
Uncheck the song that’s playing indeed!