Make a Live Slideshow

Have you ever wanted to display a slideshow of photographs– but add new images on-the-fly?

There are at least a dozen ways to display a slideshow of photographs on a TV. Smart TVs or media players like a Roku can display images from a media card, connect to a cloud account or social media.

Google Chromecast with Remote
The latest version of the Chromecast includes a remote. But any version will work!

But what if you wanted that slideshow to include new photos added to the album after the slideshow has started? This would be useful during a wedding reception, product launch or retirement party. Partygoers are greeted by photos of your guest of honor as they arrive, then as the evening progresses they see new images of the actual event.

That gets a bit trickier.

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The Forgotten Eye-Fi Card

Remember the wireless storage cards made by Eye-Fi?
If not, you aren’t alone.

The basic idea behind Eye-Fi wireless storage cards was to bundle an SD media card with an onboard WiFi chip. This card, once inserted into your DSLR camera, allowed you to magically transfer images as you snapped them. It’s sad Eye-Fi didn’t succeed, because it was such a cool photography tool.

An 8 gig SD card and USB reader made by Eye-Fi.
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No Moving Parts

Make the move to an SSD drive easy peasy.

A solid state drive (SSD) is a great way to breathe new life into an aging computer. Even if storage space isn’t an issue, the speed advantage of a drive with “no moving parts” is pretty astounding.

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