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

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Play Slideshows on the iPod

A photo slideshow takes all the click-and-tap work out of your hands and frees you to admire the pictures without distraction. To run a slideshow on the iPod itself, you need to set up a few things, like how long each photo displays and what music accompanies your trip to Disneyland.

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Slideshow Settings on a Classic or Nano

Start by choosing Photos→Settings. You'll see a slew of options to shape your slideshow experience.

  • Use the Time Per Slide menu to set the amount of time each photo is displayed on screen, from 2 to 20 seconds. You can also choose to move to each new image manually with a tap of the click wheel.

  • Use the Music menu to pick one of your iPod's playlists to serve as a soundtrack for your slideshow, if you want one. You may even want to compose a playlist in iTunes just to use with a particular slideshow. Mac owners: If you've already got music assigned to the photo album in iPhoto, choose the From iPhoto option at the top of the menu.

  • As with your music, you can repeat and shuffle the order of your photos. You can also add fancy Hollywood-style scene transitions by choosing Photos→Settings→Transitions. Pick from several dramatic photo-changing styles, including "Zoom" and "Fade Through Black".

  • To make sure the slideshow appears on the iPod's screen, set the TV Out setting to Off, which keeps the signal in the iPod. (Turn the page if you want to ...

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