The clock was ticking and we had only hours to put together a slideshow of our week's work for a reception at the Apple Store in Reykjavik. Amazingly, even working with a beta version of Lightroom, we were able to do the job. Here (modified to take into account the latest versions of the software) is what we did.
Starting in the Library Module
Although it's possible to make a selection and arrange the order of images in the Slideshow module, it's a lot easier if you do all that first, in the Library module.
Here's what we did after importing a selection of photos (1600 × 1200 pixels each) from the Adventure photographers:
We created a collection in the Library module and named it Adventure Slideshow.Figure 10-16
We dragged and dropped the thumbs into order. Do this by placing your cursor over the image area of the thumbnail, click, then drag the image into position. A dark line will appear in between the two existing images. Figure 10-17 Release the cursor and the image will settle in place. Note that you can't sort if you select All Photographs in the Library pane. You need to be in a Folder or Collection. You can also sort a Folder or Collection from the filmstrip. (After custom sorting, the Sort criteria in the toolbar will revert to User Order.)
We checked to make sure ...