8 comments on “Create Slick Slideshows with digiKam

  1. I use slideshow quite often, for display on projectors or screens at venues where I take pictures.

    Slideshow can be navigated by keyboard:
    SPACE pause/unpause
    PgDown/PgUp goes to next/previous image. The slideshow is paused if it wasn’t.
    ESC will stop the slideshow.

  2. Does it allow you to export the slideshow as a movie file – so that it can be played back on other computers or devices not so fortunate as to have Digikam installed on them? I know it’s a bit old hat – but it means that you could put your usb stick in a new-ish TV or other device and show it etc etc… No need for a pc.

    • I was wondering exactly the same thing. Sadly from all the info I’ve checked so far this doesn’t seem possible ATM. I work as a volunteer where taking photographs of our work is an important aspect of what we do and the ability to export a slideshow to portable media would be extremely helpful for information sharing.

      Any chance the devs may be able to introduce such a feature in upcoming versions?

      BTW, only started using Digikam a couple of days ago and very impressed with how well it works and how easy it is to understand/learn its capabilities. Well done!

  3. Advanced slideshow is a great feature. However, I expereince two annoying bugs using it. The first one is that for some reason the exif orientation tag is not read, which causes portrait oriented photos to be shown on their side, i.e. rotated. And the second one is that if the Ken Burns effect is used, the space and PgDown/PgUp hotkeys do not work. Actually, no controls work with this effect except for the Esc key, so it is impossible to pause/skip photos etc, you can only exit.

  4. It is fine if you just want to play an album in the given order.
    What is really missing: Saving slide show for more complex shows.
    Currenlty you have collect and reorder every time again and again – close to useless if you want to show only some of an album.

    • I agree that even Advanced Slideshow is in fact just a basic slide show tool. Saving and loading the slide show set up is a must. Individual timing and transition selectable for each picture would be even better.

      Running a slide show from individual full res pictures is of higher quality and more flexible than rendering it to video.

  5. It would be good when we have multiple screens (for example, main screen and videoprojector) to be able to select on which screen do we display the slideshow
    Thank you very much for this smart software!

  6. I am very dissapointed with the slideshow tool. It works great unless I want to prepare a slideshow (a selection from an album, not all of the photos) and show it later – there is no tool to save the selection and other settings. Very frustrating!

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