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7.4.11 Viewing Slide Shows

A slide show is a photo-view mode, in which the photos of an album are displayed automatically, one after another. Slide shows eliminate the need to click on each individual photo to view it; your computer does it for you.

To view a slide show:

  1. Open the album containing the photos you want to view.
  2. Click "[ Start Slide Show ]" in the upper right corner of the viewing window. When manually viewing photos, switching to the slide show mode is also possible, as the above link is available in a photo view as well.

A slide show takes place in a special window divided into two sections. In the left (smaller) one, the thumbnails of all photos of the current album are displayed; the thumbnail of the photo being shown is framed. The right (bigger) section is the viewing window for displaying the full-size photos.

There is a taskbar with a few buttons beneath the viewing window. To pause or resume the show, click "Pause" or "Play" button, respectively. To skip a photo and go to the next one, click ">>" button; to go back to the previous photo, click "<<".

By clicking "Settings" button you get to the Slide Show Settings screen, where you can change the duration of each photo being shown (from 1 to 10 seconds), background and font color, encoding, number of columns in the left section of the window (from 1 to 3), image and text position and cache settings. Also, you can add a fade-in/fade-out visual effect to the show.

To end the slide show and return to the current album, click "Exit" button in the lower right corner of the window.

You can choose who is allowed to view your photos as a slide show (anybody, Fotki members only, your friends only or just you) or turn this mode off by changing the "Slideshow Access" preference in the "Albums" subsection of the "Settings" section of the "My Account" page.

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Written on 2004-09-02 03:56:56 and updated on 2009-03-04 08:17:45.