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#1 2017-11-25 04:03:13

rsiegmund
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Registered: 2017-11-25
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automated slideshow for parents

Is there any combination of Backlight/TTG solutions that would allow me to fashion a hands off slideshow that runs endlessly?

My application is for my parents and my siblings/self...

At the moment the best solution for my parents has been a Windows 10 screensaver, which ironically does a lot. Runs all day long, zero interaction, keeps working without interaction and they love it. But it's largely a manual kind of setup mostly disconnected from my Lightroom catalog.

I envision this would be similar to a digital gallery in a museum, with a display monitor + media player, where the staff wouldn't want/need to touch anything, but during open hours the screen would be on and cycle through a variety of albums over the course of weeks (16 hrs daily @ 10 seconds per photo is about 6K photos per day).  Would be even better if the automatic slideshow could be preempted by interacting with a menu, but then after some time of inactivity simply restart.

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#2 2017-11-25 06:11:41

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
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Re: automated slideshow for parents

Vegas slideshow (in the Theater module) will run continuously.
It can be paused, but then must be manually restarted.
It must also be viewed online in a web browser.; it's not stand-alone.
(I think it could also be run in a web browser in a virtual server)


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#3 2017-11-25 11:32:20

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
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Re: automated slideshow for parents

I think it's definitely something Backlight can handle, as Rod says. But have you considered a more physical approach? A digital picture frame might be a nice solution, and with the holidays coming up ...
https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Picture- … ode=525460


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#4 2017-11-25 22:35:57

rsiegmund
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 2

Re: automated slideshow for parents

Thanks Rod/Matthew - I found http://theturninggate.net/galleries/01- … ll-screen/ and it's been running for 12+ hours and keeps displaying, so that's good.

Well, I guess I have some more digging to do here to learn about all this - thanks for the quick answers, this might be a solution for me ;-)

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