Chapter 19. The Advanced Slide Show

Gilles Caulier

Gerhard Kulzer

The Kipi Advanced Slide Show plugin creates a configurable full screen slideshow of your images.

With this Kipi-plugin you create a perfect slide show with just three mouse clicks.

The Settings Dialog

When opening the plugin from the host application, the Advanced Slide Show window will appear asking questions as to how you want to stage your slideshow. You can choose between the selected images or all images in the same album.

The Use OpenGL Slideshow Transitions checkbox enables very smooth image transitions using the OpenGL display mode. Be sure you have OpenGL enabled on your graphics card, since otherwise the slideshow will be very slow.

The Print Filename checkbox enables displaying the image filename in the lower left corner.

The Loop checkbox will enable running the whole show in an endless loop (until manually stopped with Esc).

The Shuffle Image checkbox will enable displaying the images randomly (not using the current images collection order).

The Delay Between Images may be set in millisecond steps. 1500 milliseconds correspond to 1.5 seconds and is a good default value. The best timing depends also a bit on your computer power and the transition effect. Try it out before you show it to your friends!

There are more than a dozen Transition Effects available to choose from. The Random selection will change the transition effect with every image.

Figure 19.1. The Slideshow Dialog


The Slideshow Dialog