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    Default Start Slideshow From Command Line

    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?


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    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.

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    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.
    Last edited by Mij; 31.07.2016 at 12:26 AM. Reason: Note about space added. Paragraph on lists added too.

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