Quick Slideshows in OS X

Plus special characters!

I was recently asked to show a bunch of pictures that I had in a folder, and got to use one of the features of OS X that most regular users don't know about.

If you have a folder filled with pictures and want to look at all of them, right now, and even have a slideshow, it's really easy.

1. Open the folder containing the pictures you wish to view.
2. Select the pictures. -a to select all if you want to look at all of them.
3. Right-click (or ctrl-click) on one of the images and select Slideshow.

Now your images will begin playing full-screen as a slideshow. Move the mouse, and a few icons will appear that allow you to access other special functions.

And if you're wondering how to type that symbol I used in Step 2:
1. Go to the Edit menu and select Special Characters.
2. View: All Characters
3. Symbols -> Technical Symbols.

There you go.

Posted: Sunday - February 11, 2007 at 04:00 PM