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How to create a picture slideshow in Windows Media Player

View a collection of images in an order defined by you

Windows has its own integrated media player that allows you to listen to music or view digital photos and videos stored on your PC. As well as allowing you to look at individual images, you can also create playlists that contain a selection of images that will be displayed in an order defined by you. Here's how to create a picture slideshow Windows Media Player.

Step one
Start by opening the Start menu and selecting Windows Media Player from the list of programs.

Step two
Select Create playlist from the top left-hand corner of the Windows Media Player window. A new playlist will appear in the far left-hand side of the window. Begin typing to give the playlist a name.

Step three
Now select Pictures to browse the images stored on your PC. Drag and drop the snaps you want to appear in a slideshow onto your playlist.

Step four
Alternatively, as soon as you've launched Windows Media Player, choose Pictures and then simply drag and drop any images you want onto the far right-hand column of the window. When complete press Save List in the top of the column, enter a title and then press return.

Step five
To commence the slideshow, simply double click on the playlist and it will begin in a small window on your screen. Press the maximise button if you want the slideshow to be displayed in full screen mode. You can control playback using the buttons at the bottom of the window.

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