In this SharePoint Online post, we will learn about what is a Picture Library Slideshow Web Part in SharePoint? And We can display images using a picture library slideshow web part. The same way we can use the Picture Library Slideshow web part in SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint 2013.
SharePoint gives an awesome way to represent your sites with more attractive ways like adding Image sliders instead of using static images. Using image sliders we can display multiple images in a single space which will help in improving the page spacing and layout.
Image sliders are very important aspects of modern sites. SharePoint gives web part, called picture Library Slideshow Web Part that displays images on the chosen page.
Before creating picture Library Slideshow Web Part we need to create a picture library or a Document library to store the images from where the Web Part will display images on the chosen page.
Choose the same Image dimensions and aspect ratio for all images, even the slideshow workes fine the dimensions and layout will change and will not look good to avoid this you can give the same width and height pixels.
To resize the images you can get free image resizers on the internet to a number of the same pixel of height and width images.
Creating Picture Library Slideshow Web Part
Here we have created a picture library in SharePoint and have added some images of the same height and width.
Then we need to create a web part page by giving the appropriate name and description to it where picture library slideshow web part is being added.
Click on add a web part than from ribbon Categories choose media and content web part from Parts you can choose picture library slideshow web part and click on Add.
Here the web part is added then choose Duration to Show Picture (seconds) it is time which retains the image and the sides. Choose picture library from the drop-down.
If you want to show a toolbar that contains play and navigation buttons to switch images manually then choose this checkbox to display.
You can fix the height and width of the slider by providing appropriate pixels or lengths click on Apply after all adjustment is done.
This is how it looks after the picture library slideshow web part is created. Here we can see left and right navigation and play buttons to slide the images manually.
Note: This web part works fine and slides automatically only if CDN is active in Office 365. You can activate CDN n know more about from this MSDN article.
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In this SharePoint Tutorial, we have learned about what is picture library slideshow web part and how to use the picture as a web part in SharePoint Online. The same way we can use a picture library slideshow web part in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2013.
Hello Everyone!! I am Bhawana a SharePoint MVP and having about 10+ years of SharePoint experience as well as in .Net technologies. I have worked in all the versions of SharePoint from wss to Office 365. I have good exposure in Customization and Migration using Nintex, Metalogix tools. Now exploring more in SharePoint 2016 🙂 Hope here I can contribute and share my knowledge to the fullest. As I believe “There is no wealth like knowledge and no poverty like ignorance”