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28.07.2016, 09:09 PM
Is there a way I can start IrfanView Slideshow from command line without having to go through all the settings and to automatically display files in a particular folder?

Can I associate WAV files with pictures as the slide show is running?


30.07.2016, 09:12 PM
Look under Command Line Options in the Irfanview help file.
This is what it shows for Slideshow

Example for slideshow:

i_view32.exe /slideshow=c:\mypics.txt
(Note: The file 'c:\mypics.txt' contains, in each line, a name of an image, including the full path OR path relative to "i_view32.exe".)

i_view32.exe /slideshow=c:\mypics.txt /reloadonloop

i_view32.exe /slideshow=c:\images\

i_view32.exe /slideshow=c:\images\ /reloadonloop

i_view32.exe /slideshow=c:\images\*.jpg

i_view32.exe /slideshow=c:\images\test*.jpg

You have to close IrfanView after the last image from the TXT file, if not /closeslideshow is used.

If you wish you can modify an Irfanview shortcut to launch a slideshow. Right click on the shortcut, select Properties and add

to the end of the line in the Target box. (Make sure that you type a space before the /)

Then you can drag and drop a folder on to the shortcut any time you like and launch an instant slideshow.


You can also drop a list onto the shortcut. If you prepared a show in the Irfanview slideshow dialog you can save the list of files by clicking the "Save filename as TXT file" button. You can keep a selection of favourite shows that way and just drop one onto the shortcut to play it whenever you want to see it again.