6.2. Usage

The slideshow view is in an early stage of development with a basic set of features.

left-click switch to the next image of the collection
right-click switch to the previous image of the collection
space start and stop auto-advance mode which automatically switches to the next images every five seconds and after the last image loops back to the beginning
ESC leave slideshow mode and return to lighttable view

Depending on the complexity of the history stack and the power of your hardware, processing an image with high resolution can take a significant amount of time. darktable prefetches the next image in the background in order to minimize latencies. If you still experience long delays when switching between images or if you intend to quickly advance in your collection consider to disable the option do high quality processing for slideshow which gives a much higher processing speed at the expense of a possible slight loss in quality (see Section 8.1, “GUI options”).