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    Create a slideshow of your photos


    Select a folder, or create a folder with just the photos you wish to display as a slideshow.

    enlightened   Add Music

    Add a music playlist, called folder.m3u, in the same folder as the photos for your slideshow. The music will start to play as soon as the picture slideshow starts.

    Create a Slideshow

    Use the Pictures menu, or the context menu (F9 or Info/More remote button) and select either Slideshow or R. (recursive) Slideshow


    Slideshow - just the pictures in the open folder will be shown as slideshow

    R. Slideshow (recursive slideshow) - pictures in the open folder, then pictures in "child" folders will be shown as slideshow

    Control Your Slideshow

    While viewing your slideshow, you may use remote buttons to:

    • Pause
    • Play
    • Stop
    • Zoom Slides - Channel Up/Down
    • Zoom levels - number keys (on numberpad) 1-9
    • Pan/Scan - arrow keys when picture is zoomed
    • Next Slide - right arrow key
    • Prev Slide - left arrow key

    See Keyboard Shortcuts for the equivalent keys on your keyboard.

    You may also use F3 on your keyboard for Picture Properties, and F9 or Info/More remote button for a context menu


    Slideshow Effects

    You can customize your slideshow and use a number of different effects:

    • Speed - the length of time a picture displays
    • Transition Time - the length of time for the transition effect
    • Ken Burns effect - pan and scan effect
    • Ken Burns Speed -  the speed of the effect
    • X-fade transitions - fading effect as slides change
    • Random transitions - varied transition effects
    • Repeat/loop slideshows - repeat the slideshow
    • Auto shuffle slideshow - display slides in random order

    See: Settings > Pictures to enable these effects within MediaPortal

    You may also configure these settings in Configuration > Pictures

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