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How to View Images as a Slide Show on Your Canon EOS 6D

Another nifty option on your EOS 6D is the slide show option. If you’re the type of photographer who likes to dazzle yourself and your friends by viewing images you’ve just shot by putting them on the camera LCD monitor — also known as chimping because photographers sometimes make noises like chimpanzees in a zoo when they see a cool image — you’ll love viewing images as a slide show.

To view images as a slide show:

  1. Press the Menu button and use the Multi-controller button to navigate to the Playback Settings 2 tab.

  2. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight Slide Show and then press the Set button.

    The Slide Show menu appears. The default slide show displays all images with a 1-second delay, and the show loops until you exit the slide show. To accept the default slide-show options, fast-forward to Step 6.

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  3. To select a different viewing option, use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight All Images and then press Set.

    Two arrows appear indicating that you have options.

  4. Rotate the Quick Control dial to scroll through the options.

    The options vary depending on what you've captured on the card and whether you’ve put images into a different folder. If you have multiple folders, they appear on this menu. Rotate the Quick Control dial to select the desired photos. If you have movies on the card, you can view them. You can also view stills in the slide show only, view images by date, or view images you’ve rated.

  5. After choosing an option, press Set.

    The images or movies display as a slide show after you set up the slide show.

  6. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight Set Up and then press Set.

    The menu changes to display the playback options.

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  7. Highlight Display Time and press Set.

    The menu changes to show the options for the duration of each slide.

  8. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to select a Display time option and then press Set.

    The previous slide-show menu displays.

  9. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight Repeat and press Set.

    The Repeat options display. The default Enable option repeats the slide show until you press the Shutter button halfway or press the Menu button. The Disable option plays the slide show once. After pressing Set the previous screen displays.

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  10. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight Transition effect and press Set.

    The Transition effect options are displays. Most of the transition effects will have little effect on a slide show on your LCD monitor. Investigate these options if you decide to show your slide shows on your TV set.

  11. Select the desired Transition Effect and press Set.

    The previous slide-show menu displays.

  12. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight Background Music and then press set.

    You can get music files from the EOS Utilities disk, but if you’re a serious photographer, consider this: Why would you want to take up room on your memory card with music files?

  13. Select the desired music file and press Set.

    Hmmm… If you were photographing Bike Week at Daytona Beach, you could have “Born to Be Wild” on your memory card.

  14. Press Menu to return to the main Slide Show menu, use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight Start, and press Set.

    The slide show begins.

  15. Press Set to pause the slide show.

    Use this option to examine a single image. You can't magnify an image while in slide show mode. When the slide show is paused, you can rotate the Main dial or Quick Control dial to view a different image. You can press the Info button to show a different display with the image. Pressing Set also pauses a movie that’s part of the slide show.

  16. Press Set to continue the slide show.

    When you’re tired of watching the slide show or your battery starts running low (auto-power-off is disabled when you view a slide show), press the Shutter button halfway to return to picture-taking mode. Alternatively, you can press the Menu button to specify different slide-show options or to view images in a different folder.

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