How to Do a Picture Slideshow

by John Smith

You can make picture sideshows with photos right from your computer, without any additional software. Storing digital photos on your computer allows you to make picture slideshows with Windows 7, without additional software. The Windows Photo Viewer program allows control over the pictures displayed in the slideshow and the speed in which they are shown.

Click "Start" and select "Pictures" on the right-hand list. This will open up your picture library folder. If the pictures you want to use in your slideshow are not located in this folder, then locate the pictures on your hard drive by clicking "Start" then "Computer." Navigate to the folder containing your pictures.

Create a new folder to use for your slideshow. Right-click on any blank space in the "Pictures" Folder and move the mouse to "New." Click on "Folder" to create a new folder and give this folder a name such as "Slideshow 1."

Move the pictures you want into this new folder. You can drag and drop the pictures to "Slideshow 1" to copy them or you can use "CTRL+C" to copy the pictures and "CTRL+V" to paste them into the "Slideshow 1" folder.

Double-click on a picture to open the Windows Photo Viewer program.

Click the center slideshow button on the bottom bar of the photo viewer. This will start a slideshow.

Right-click on the photo to change the slideshow settings. You can select one of three different slideshow speeds, or you can pause the slideshow and change photos manually. If paused, using the right and left arrow will move between photos. You can also switch from a loop to a shuffle. A loop will move between all the photos in the order they are organized in your folder. The shuffle option will randomly move from one photo to the next, regardless of sequential order.

About the Author

John Smith began writing back in 2003. Smith is a technology writer currently living in Lansing, Mich. His articles have appeared in online publications including PC World and IGN, where he specializes in mobile apps for both Android and iOS.

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