When we have family gatherings at our house, I like to set up a slideshow on the television. It’s fun and much less intrusive than some blaring tv show. Although both iPhoto and Flickr have nice slideshow capabilities, I like to include an occasional title slide and both apps are a bit lacking in that department. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix.
When I need a title slide, I create it in Keynote and export it as an image file. That gives me full control of fonts, colors and layout.
Since it is for a slideshow where each image is only displayed a couple of seconds, I keep title slides simple and text large. This also means the image can be read when the slideshow is displayed on something smaller – like my iPad.