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How to circumvent the Finder's 99 picture slideshow limit Desktop
Many will find that when selecting a number of images greater than 99, control-clicking and choosing Slideshow will result in a slideshow that only contains 99 photos. The remaining photos will not be present in the index sheet, nor will they be shown at any time. So instead of using the Finder for large slideshows, use Preview instead:
  1. Select a range of photos by using a shift-multi select or Command-A.
  2. Instead of using control-click » Slideshow, double-click on your selection to open the files in Preview. (Drag and drop them to Preview's icon or use the contextual Open With menu if they're not normally opened by Preview.) All of your files should be shown in the drawer (this may take awhile to load for a few hundred photos. The load time can be can be optimized by reducing the size of the preview drawer thumbnails.)
  3. Select View » Slideshow, and enjoy your massive slideshow!
Important note: For any number of photos greater than 499, the Index Sheet will no longer be available in the full-screen slideshow, although in my testing, the photos above 499 are still seen in the slideshow itself. It appears the authors decided the thumbnails would be too small after 20 rows and 25 columns of entries in the index sheet; probably a reasonable choice.
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How to circumvent the Finder's 99 picture slideshow limit
Authored by: konsti on Aug 31, '07 05:01:58AM

This is a great tip, especially for a switcher like myself (since the first iMac-Intel). But judging from my Windows experience, where one could CHANGE that menu option, I would like to ask if there is a way to do that on MacOS X too.

I mean, modify the right-click menu entry "Slideshow" with the appropriate command to run Preview, instead of consciously running Preview--in case a newbie forgets that Finder has such a limit to 99 photos....

Windows Registry (yes, an eternal wound) was open enough to modify such a menu entry---is there a way, by using a script, to also do that on MacOS X?

Thanks--Konsti



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How to circumvent the Finder's 99 picture slideshow limit
Authored by: samkurdy on Sep 09, '07 02:23:19AM

this is quite handy, however when I opened 300ish photos in Preview, they were not in the correct order!
The first photo in the series is DSCF0012. Now for some reason in the drawer it shows, D...12, D....13, then jumps to D....121. The range D....14 to D....120 is shown after the last photo, D....315. This is the same order as when I play a slideshow. Also I have tried selecting them in a different order in Finder then opening them, there is no change. Do other people have this issue?



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How to circumvent the Finder's 99 picture slideshow limit
Authored by: silentcrs on Sep 10, '07 01:57:24PM

Sam: right-click any icon in the tray and choose sort by name. It'll get fixed.



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