What's the best way to display a folder full of images one by one in a presentation?

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I'm looking for the current best practice on displaying a folder full of images (jpg, png, and hopefully one-page pdfs) on Rise presentations.

I'd like this to be simple for an office person to maintain. For example, it would be sweet if the office person could update the images being displayed by adding them to or deleting them from the folder.

Is there a good way? For example, is there some little PHP or PERL program out there that will generate an MRSS feed from a folder of images on a server?

Did the proposed Dropbox folder displayer from a few years ago ever materialize?
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The best Gadget we have available for that would be the Photo Album Gadget.

We don't have an alternative Gadget that could accomplish this task at the moment, but you can certainly reach out to our Partners to see if they have anything available.

Regarding Dropbox, due to their usage policy, we didn't get too far with it. If they detect too high a usage, they'll suspend your links for 3 days.

Thanks!
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How do you use the photo album gadget? I am unable to add it to my presentation.

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I did it with a google powerpoint. Anyone with the rights can add or delete pictures and when they publish to web your powerpoint is updated in your presentation.
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Thanks for the udpate Raoul, good to hear you found a solution that works for you.
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Please describe how Google Slides was used to accomplish this.  I'm curious what was done in the Presentation to "tie" it to the slide show.

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I ended up using a Google Presentation directly. I cut and pasted the images into the presentation. This wasn't entirely satisfactory, but it worked.
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All,

Check out our new Image Folder Widget, I believe this accomplishes exactly what you want.
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I just tried the Image Folder Widget on my PiVision.  I just get a blank(white) page on the display (no images).  It works fine when I preview though.  Is this a limitation of the Pi, or am I trying too many pictures (20+)?

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Eric
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Eric,

This is a limitation of the player version on the Pi itself. We are looking into solutions to allow the image folder widget to be used on Pi and other devices using our Native Player. Stay tuned for updates.
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Failing this (should be an asterisk in the store listing noting this limitation), is there a way to use an image widget to randomly post pictures from a file without having to create a placeholder for each picture?

Eric
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That may work for some, but is not exactly what I'm looking for. The Image Folder Widget appears to only accept URL's from Rise Storage. I'd like to be able to point to a local (SD Card) folder on the Display machine, cached if offline. If online, it would be nice to be able to point to a server that's on the same LAN as the Display.

Still curious if any other options exist

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Steve,

The image folder widget is completely open source, so theres no doubt that it could be modified to suit you needs. Please check out the source code an all documentation at it's github repository.