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abh
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« on: March 31, 2008, 01:28:43 PM »
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Is there any way to set up a desktop shortcut to run a slideshow?
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 03:29:11 PM »
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Is there any way to set up a desktop shortcut to run a slideshow?
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I assume from the lack of replies that I didn't just miss something in the documentation.  

But am I really the only one that thinks this would be a very  useful feature??
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 09:38:41 PM »
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I assume from the lack of replies that I didn't just miss something in the documentation.  

But am I really the only one that thinks this would be a very  useful feature??
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If you have LR active, pressing CMD<ENTER> (Mac) starts a slide-show on the currently selected images, or folder of images.  Is that what you're after?

Otherwise, from the Slideshow module, you can export the slideshow as a PDF file and simply double-click on it from anywhere (Desktop or within a folder) for it to start.  When you save create it in LR, you have the option of selecting whether it automatically shows in full-screen mode or not.  Maybe that'll help?
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 12:49:31 PM »
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Not sure if you are looking for special software or what.

I did use Flip Album  which offered a desktop icon to launch a slideshow.

Not sure if you could do this with Photoshop or Lightroom?
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 08:39:54 PM »
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If you have LR active, pressing CMD<ENTER> (Mac) starts a slide-show on the currently selected images, or folder of images.  Is that what you're after?

Otherwise, from the Slideshow module, you can export the slideshow as a PDF file and simply double-click on it from anywhere (Desktop or within a folder) for it to start.  When you save create it in LR, you have the option of selecting whether it automatically shows in full-screen mode or not.  Maybe that'll help?
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Thanks Mike.   I've run the PDF export, and it's a partial answer to what I was looking for - it would certainly give me a desktop shortcut to the slide show, though I haven't quite figured out how to make it Acrobat loop indefinitely.   I'm not crazy about the speed of the PDF export either.  

What I'm really looking for is a way to launch the Lightroom program, and have it immediately start a show that I've previously configured, without having to first go to the Library, select the folder(s), then go to the Slideshow and select the templates or options, possibly select specific photos / collections, etc.  I'd like to go through that process once, and just save all the slideshow settings.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 08:42:18 PM »
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Not sure if you are looking for special software or what.

I did use Flip Album  which offered a desktop icon to launch a slideshow.

Not sure if you could do this with Photoshop or Lightroom?
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Thanks Larry, see my reply to Mike for a little more info on what I was looking for.  I already have ProShow Producer, and can easily create slideshows that launch from desktop icons, but I'm looking for a way to keep it with LR.
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