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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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What's in the Photos Menu

Ready to turn your iPod into a pocket photo viewer? Once you stock your iPod with images (Chapter 9 has instructions), the Photos menu lets you adjust picture-viewing preferences—including slideshow settings for picture collections—and call up your actual pix.

All Photos

Click here to view your iPod's entire photo library; individual albums are listed by name below the Settings menu. Chapter 9 shows you how to summon your pictures onscreen.

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Settings

  • Time Per Slide. Linger up to 20 seconds on each photo or manually click through each picture.

  • Music. Select a playlist as your soundtrack, or choose silence.

  • Repeat. As with playlists, slideshows can repeat—if you want 'em to.

  • Shuffle Photos. Toggle the setting to On to randomly display each photo in a slideshow.

  • Transitions. Options here include a classic Hollywood fade, a dissolve, and many more.

  • TV Out. To display your slideshow on a connected TV, select On or Ask. For slideshows on the iPod, choose Off or Ask. (Off does what it says; Ask nags you to pick between TV and iPod before the show starts.) Nano and Classic owners only get the Off setting till they've actually plugged in a video-ready cable.

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  • TV Signal. When using a TV in North or South America, or East Asia, select NTSC; most other places use the PAL standard. ...

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