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Community Beginner ,
Nov 04, 2019

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Looking for a good way to display photos from my library as a rotating slideshow on a small screen, something like a digital photo frame or Echo Show. I'm willing to buy a device, but not sure what to buy.

 

(By "rotating slideshow" I mean something like a screen saver—always on, shuffled, doesn't require explicit action to turn it back on again after the device gets used for something else.)

 

Of course with enough effort I can manually export and upload each picture I want displayed. But I want something automated: create a Lightroom album that contains the photos I want displayed, manually add/remove in Lightroom as needed (ideally as a Group Album so others can contribute), and then those changes are reflected in the set of photos displayed on the screen.

 

Any recommendations?

 

(Bonus question: how about a TV screen? I have an Apple TV, but unfortunately the Lightroom app doesn't seem to support Apple TV screen savers.)

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Best way to display in a digital frame

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Looking for a good way to display photos from my library as a rotating slideshow on a small screen, something like a digital photo frame or Echo Show. I'm willing to buy a device, but not sure what to buy.

 

(By "rotating slideshow" I mean something like a screen saver—always on, shuffled, doesn't require explicit action to turn it back on again after the device gets used for something else.)

 

Of course with enough effort I can manually export and upload each picture I want displayed. But I want something automated: create a Lightroom album that contains the photos I want displayed, manually add/remove in Lightroom as needed (ideally as a Group Album so others can contribute), and then those changes are reflected in the set of photos displayed on the screen.

 

Any recommendations?

 

(Bonus question: how about a TV screen? I have an Apple TV, but unfortunately the Lightroom app doesn't seem to support Apple TV screen savers.)

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Good question, I’d like to know this also.

 

I guess it would have work using a link or could you load the Android app on to one of these frames?

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As best I can tell, the mobile app (testing on iPhone) has a bare-bones slideshow feature, but doesn't support shuffling or auto-play on inactivity (scrensaver style), so doesn't fit my needs.

 

Which means I need third-party display software, and then it's really a question about which third-party platform has the best seamless integration with Lightroom.

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LEGEND ,
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I thought Apple TV was supported? Adobe is introducing more output functions via Connections. Today’s update to Lightroom 3 demonstrates the progress and more third party vendors are expected to be added. I’ve made a YouTube video which may help.

 

Make Wall Art, Framed Prints & Photo Books from your Lightroom Cloud Photos

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Community Beginner ,
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An Apple TV app exists. As I said, the app cannot be used to set up a screen saver. (You can manually start/stop a sequential slidshow. Not good enough.)

 

Connections are a mechanism that could be used to share photos via a 3rd party service. But are you aware of any Connections to 3rd parties that would be useful to me? (Examples: sync photos with iCloud, Amazon, Google, Facebook, ...) The target platform needs to support slideshows on some digital-frame-style device.

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Sorry I don’t know. I think LR3 is very much a first step; I’m sure future iterations will include more vendors and suppliers. There must be surely endless possibilities to harness our assets in the cloud!

 

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