You have downloaded photos from your camera, phone, or USB drive. Now you want to share these galleries with friends and family in a fun presentation. This guide shows you how to view a slideshow on Windows 1
Two built-in methods are explained in this guide: using the Photo & # 39; s app and using Explorer. The advantage of the Photos & # 39; s app is that you have immediate access to other albums and folders without having to dig through the Explorer. In the meantime, the File Explorer version offers built-in controls for slide shows that are not present in the Photos & # 39; s app.
Use the Photo & # 39; s app
Normally all you have to do is double-click an image file to start the Photo & # 39; s app. If Photos & # 39; s is not set as the default image application on your computer, right click on a photo, move the mouse over & # 39; Open with & # 39; and select & # 39; Photo & # 39; s & # 39 ;.
Once the app has loaded, you will see the static image on your screen. Move your mouse over the left or right side of the photo and you can continue or "rewind" to another image using the virtual arrow overlays.
Click the button with the three dots in the upper right corner to start a slide show. This expands a drop-down menu with the option "Slide show" at the top. Click on this option to start the show.
As soon as the slide show starts, it runs through all the images stored in the corresponding folder of the first photo. The slide show does not add images that are stored in subfolders.
For controls, you can press the right arrow to go to the next photo or press the left arrow to rewind to the previous image.
Alternatively, you can add a folder to the Photos & # 39; s app at any time and view a specific slide show.
First click on the Windows button in your taskbar and then on the Photos & # 39; s app in the Start menu. If you cannot find it, type "Photos & # 39; s" immediately after you press the Windows button.
With the Photos & # 39; s app open, select "Folders" on the & # 39; s app toolbar followed by the tile "Add a folder".
You may see one of two scenarios in this next step:
- A pop-up window with suggested folders. Ignore this and click on the "Add another folder" link to open the Explorer. You can always add folders later.
- No pop-up window. The "Add a folder" button sends you directly to the File Explorer.
With the Explorer open, locate the folder that you want to add and click the "Add this folder to images" button.
After the Explorer is closed, click once to open the folder that you have just added in the Photos & # 39; s app. Once inside, click the button with the three dots in the upper right corner, followed by the Slide Show option in the drop-down menu.
Your playback (s) becomes dark and the slide show starts.
You can view specific images in a slide show by holding down the CTRL key while selecting each image in the folder. You can also select a series of images at once by holding down the SHIFT button while selecting the first and last images.
In both cases, right-click after selecting your images and select the "Open" option from the pop-up menu. After the Photo & # 39; s app has been loaded – if it is set as your default setting – start the slideshow according to the instructions.
Read our guide for additional instructions on using the Photo & # 39; s app of Windows 10.  Use the image tools in Explorer
This method does not use the Photos & # 39; s app. Instead, it relies on built-in tools in Explorer. You can view images as a slide show in any folder, whether on your PC, a USB stick or an external drive.
For example, if you have stored images in the Downloads folder, you can select each image and view them all in a slide show, even if they are all divided into separate subfolders.
First click on the folder icon on the taskbar. This opens File Explorer.
Navigate to the folder with your images and click once on an image to select it. The "Manage" tab appears along with the "Image Tools" option on the toolbar. Click on this new item "Picture Tools" followed by the "Slideshow" button in the drop-down menu.
Your displays go dark and the slideshow starts.
If you prefer to view only photos in a specific subfolder, go to that folder, select an image and follow the steps.
Like the Photos & # 39; s app, you can view specific images in a slide show by holding down the CTRL key while selecting each image in the folder. You can also select a series of images at the same time by holding down the SHIFT key while selecting the first and last images.
Unlike the Photos & # 39; s app, in both cases select "Picture Tools" followed by "Slideshow" to put your selected images in a presentation.
Control your slide show in File Explorer
This is simple: right-click on an image that will be displayed during the slide show. You will see this pop-up menu as a result:
As shown, you can change the speed, play or repeat your photos in random order, and so on.  This menu does not appear during slide shows in the Photo & # 39; s