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How to View Pictures as a Slide Show in Windows 10

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When you select one or more images in a folder containing pictures (image files) in Windows 10, you can view them as a slide show.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to view pictures in a folder as a slide show in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To View Pictures as a Slide Show on Desktop
  • Option Two: To View Pictures as a Slide Show in File Explorer
  • Option Three: To View Pictures as a Slide Show in Windows Photo Viewer
  • Option Four: To View Pictures as a Slide Show in Photos app






View Slide Show of Pictures in Windows 10 OPTION ONE View Slide Show of Pictures in Windows 10
To View Pictures as a Slide Show on Desktop

Note   Note
The slide show will play the images as your desktop background in the same order they are in the folder starting with the first image.


1. Set to view pictures in a folder as a slide show in Settings or Control Panel. (see screenshot below)

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View Slide Show of Pictures in Windows 10 OPTION TWO View Slide Show of Pictures in Windows 10
To View Pictures as a Slide Show in File Explorer

Note   Note
The slide show will play the images in the same order they are in the folder starting with the first image.

If you select more than one image, the slide show will only play the selected images starting with the image first in the order.


1. Open a folder in File Explorer that contains the image (picture) files you want to view as a slide show.

2. Select one or more images in the folder.

3. Click/tap on the Manage Picture Tools tab, and click/tap on the Slide show button in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

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4. The slide show will now play the images. You can right click or press and hold on the slide show to change your slide show settings. You can press the Esc (escape) key to exit the slide show. (see screenshot below)

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View Slide Show of Pictures in Windows 10 OPTION THREE View Slide Show of Pictures in Windows 10
To View Pictures as a Slide Show in Windows Photo Viewer

Note   Note
The slide show will play the images in the same order they are in the folder starting with the selected image.


1. If you have not already, you will need to restore Windows Photo Viewer first.

2. Open a folder in File Explorer that contains the image (picture) files you want to view as a slide show.

3. Open an image in the folder with Windows Photo Viewer. (see screenshot below)

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4. In Windows Photo Viewer, click/tap on the Play slide show (F11) button. (see screenshot below)

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5. The slide show will now play the images. You can right click or press and hold on the slide show to change your slide show settings. You can press the Esc (escape) key to exit the slide show. (see screenshot below)

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View Slide Show of Pictures in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR View Slide Show of Pictures in Windows 10
To View Pictures as a Slide Show in Photos app

Note   Note
The slide show will play the images in the same order they are in the folder starting with the selected image.


1. Open a folder in File Explorer that contains the image (picture) files you want to view as a slide show.

2. Open an image in the folder with the Photos app.

3. In the Photos app, click/tap on the Slideshow button at the top. (see screenshot below)

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4. The slide show will now play the images. While the slideshow is playing, you can: (see screenshots below)

  • You can press the left and right arrow keys to scroll to the previous or next image while the slideshow is playing.
  • Move the pointer to the top of the slide show, and click/tap on the menu button for more options.
  • Swipe down from the top of the slide show on a touch screen, and click/tap on the menu button for more options.
  • You can press the Esc (escape) key or click/tap on the slideshow to exit the slideshow. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn