Photo slideshow does not display in order

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  1. Prosperox macrumors newbie

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    I'm a new Mac-mini user and I'm just starting to get my head around it. I've sorted most of my problems but one has me beat.

    If I select all images in a picture file and right click and select "Slideshow" the images are not displayed in numerical/name order even though they are in numerical/name order in the file. Is there any way I can reconfigure the slideshow so that it shows the images in the correct sequence please?

    Thanks in anticipation.
     
  2. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    Are you using iPhoto '08? Using that app, it seems to be in order for me. I make a slideshow with nothing in it and then drag all the photos at once into the slideshow. If you are using iPhoto '08, please describe exactly what you are doing.
     
  3. Prosperox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I'm not using iPhoto. This is displaying the photos directly in a folder. I open the folder, Select all and click right mouse button and select "Slideshow". I'm not using iPhoto since I don't see a lot of point in having the same files on two different applications.
     
  4. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm . . . I am not seeing the Slideshow button. But I would say it's worth it to use iPhoto.
     
  5. Prosperox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just go to any folder in your picture folder, open it, select all, click the right mouse button with the cursor over the first image and select "Slideshow".

    I think that this probably the best way of viewing your images if you have a lot of picture folders as I do (stored on an EHD). Copying the images to iPhoto would be time consuming plus effectively double the amount of memory you're using to store the images.

    It's not a major problem not being able to view the images in the correct order using this method, but it would be nice.
     
  6. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see it either! Are you using Leopard!?

    AnDy
     
  7. Prosperox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No. It's a standard function on OSX. Click on help and search for slideshow and select "viewing images as slideshow" and it tells you how to do it. (This is how I discovered it). Unfortunatley it doesn't tell you how to configure it to show the images in order:(.
     
  8. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    I stand corrected! :)
     
  9. G5power macrumors 6502

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    I've encountered the same issue with the photos being out of order running slideshow on Leopard.

    The ability to view photos that way is kind of frustrating since I was used to doing that quickly and easily in Windows XP on my work system.

    For example if someone has pictures on a thumb drive, I don't want to import them into iPhoto. I just want to look real quickly at the pictures.
     
  10. Prosperox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    These is my feelings exactly. I've also noticed today that if there are a lot of images in a folder they don't all show in the slideshow.
     
  11. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    In Leopard, the Quick Look tool is exactly like slideshow except in full screen and in order. Try Command Y.
     
  12. lrybal macrumors newbie

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    Hey...I know what youre asking..and I too am having the same problem viewing my pictures in order in the Slideshow function...sorry I don't have a solution but I was hoping you would keep us posted if you ever get an answer.. thanks...good luck! it's wicked annoying ... i know what youre trying to do... GL ;)
     

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