How to View Photos in a Slide Show in Photoshop Elements 14 - dummies

How to View Photos in a Slide Show in Photoshop Elements 14

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Part of the fun of taking great photos is the ability to share them with family and friends. Photoshop Elements offers you some options for doing just that. There are essentially three different slide show options:

  • In the Media Browser, you’ll notice a button called Slideshow. You also find a Slideshow option in the Create panel. Both options are used to create slide shows that you can export as a movie file and share with friends and family.

  • The other slide show option you have is to view selected photos as a slide show on your computer. Naturally, you find this option as a menu command in the View menu. However, the command you want is not called slide show. Elements provides you with a Full Screen command where you view your pictures in Full Screen view as a slide show.

Here’s how you create a slide show using Full Screen view from the View Menu:

  1. Select photos in the Organizer and choose View → Full Screen (or press F11).

    The first photo appears with a tools panel and two panels with various editing options. You can organize, edit transform, tag, and add metadata to your photos while in Full Screen view.

    The first photo in Full Screen view opens with a number of tool and panel options.
    The first photo in Full Screen view opens with a number of tool and panel options.
  2. Click the Filmstrip button in the horizontal tools strip and click Organize on the lower-left side to expand the panel.

    The Full Screen viewer appears. Your photos are displayed as thumbnails at the bottom of the window. Click a photo to jump to the respective image.

    Click Filmstrip to see mini thumbnails of the photos in the slide show.
    Click Filmstrip to see mini thumbnails of the photos in the slide show.

Keep in mind that Elements provides you with view options when you use various menu commands in the View menu. When you view photos in Full Screen view, you don’t have any export or saving opportunities.