How to View Photos in a Slide Show in Photoshop Elements 12 - dummies

How to View Photos in a Slide Show in Photoshop Elements 12

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Are you ready for some exciting viewing in Photoshop Elements? To take an alternative view of your Organizer files, you can see your pictures in a self-running slide show (in Full Screen view), complete with transition effects and background music.

Full Screen view takes you to a Slide Show view. For the purposes of clarity, think of Full Screen view and viewing a slide show as the same thing. Full-screen viewing temporarily hides the Elements tools and menus and gives you the most viewing area on your monitor to see your pictures.

Viewing files in Slide Show mode can be helpful for quickly previewing the files you want to edit for all kinds of output, as well as for previewing photos that you might use for an exported slide show.

Creating a slide show and outputting it to a movie file is supported only on Windows. However, viewing slide shows in Elements is supported for both Windows and Macintosh users. Also, both Windows and Mac users can create PDF slide shows. The only limitation Macintosh users have is that they cannot export slide shows as movie files.

To set up your slide show and/or enter Full Screen view, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Organizer.

  2. Select images that you want to see in a slide show or use all the images in the Organizer for your slide show.

    If no images are selected when you enter Full Screen view, all photos in the Organizer window are shown in Full Screen view.

  3. Click the Slide Show button at the bottom of the Organizer window.

    You jump right into the Full Screen view with some panels and tools displayed, as shown in this figure.


    You can also open Full Screen view by pressing F11 (Cmd+F11 on the Mac). On Apple laptop computers, press Fn (Function key)+F11.

  4. View the slides.

    The slide show swipes photos at an interval you can specify in the Settings. By default, the photos change every 4 seconds. You can watch the slide show, or you can click the arrow keys at the bottom of the screen to move forward and back through the slides.

  5. Exit the Full Screen view and press the Esc key on your keyboard to return to the Organizer window.