How to add and configure a Picture Library Slideshow Web Part in SharePoint 2010

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How to add and configure a Picture Library Slideshow Web Part in SharePoint 2010

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Added by August 10, 2012

Environment: Top level site of a site collection with an out-of-the-box Team Site Template
Steps:

  • Change the default page layout
  • Create a photo library
  • Upload some photos
  • Add a slideshow web part to the home page
  • Configure the slideshow web part
  • Save the page

Change the default page layout

Click the edit page icon to put the page into edit mode.

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Click on the Text Layout Icon in the ribbon and choose One column. (You don’t have to do this it’s just better looking in my opinion)

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Delete any unwanted content. In this case all the default content. To do this I highlight the content (while the page is still in edit mode and hit delete.

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My page now looks like this, a blank slate.

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Create a photo library 

Click All Site Content in the Quick Launch Bar to get to the All Site Content page. I am prompted to save the changes (not shown) and I click ok.

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Click Create.

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I filter by Library (by clicking the word library in the Filter By: section. Then choose Picture Library by clicking on it. I enter the name of the Picture Library (CompanyPhotos) and click Create.

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Upload some photos

Click on the Upload Link and choose Upload Multiple Pictures.

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Add a Picture Shortcut. I do this by clicking the Link Add Picture Shortcut and browsing to the folder which contains my photos and click add (Browse and Add not shown).

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Select all the photos. (by default just the first one is selected so I hold down the shift key and click the last photo as well). Then I click Upload and Close. Optionally I can change the settings to send pictures optimized for viewing on the web but I’ll stick with the defaults for now since I already optimized the photos.

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Add a slideshow web part to the home page

Click the Home tab link.

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Click the Edit Page Icon to put the page into edit mode.

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Click the Insert Tab

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Select the Web Part Icon in the Ribbon. This causes an expansion for the selecting of the web parts. I click Media and Content in order to show expose the Picture Library Slideshow Web Part.

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Click on the Picture Library Slideshow Web Part and then click Add.

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Configure the slideshow web part

I move my mouse to the right edge of the web part (the page is still in edit mode) and when the black triangle appears I click it and choose Edit Web Part.

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I edit the web part properties as shown and then hit OK.

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Save the page

Click the save icon (kind of funny that an image of a diskette means save these days) and it’s done.

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Enjoy!
Spike Xavier
SharePoint Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

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