View Full Version : Script for slideshow of images in folder of playing now track in iTunes?

08-09-2010, 12:46 PM

I am wondering how easy it would be to write a script that would create a slideshow of images in the album folder of the track currently playing in iTunes. Because iTunes doesn't support the display of multiple artwork images I am looking for another method (I have a lot of albums with multiple images).

I would like to be able to view the images fullscreen on a secondary monitor whilst still having the ability to use my main monitor for other purposes (i.e. the main monitor wouldn't be blacked out).

In addition to this the following features would be nice, but not essential:

(i) the script to extract the length of the song playing and the number of images in the folder and from this work out how long to display one image so that each image is displayed once for an equal length of time.

(ii) to have some text with info on song - artist - album etc. below the images in white text on black background.

(iii) transitions between the slides

Would such a script be feasible, even if just to cover the basics?



08-09-2010, 10:36 PM
Very crude automator action I built to get you started. Point it at a folder of images then a single audio file and it combines them - stretching images to fit length of audio.

Like I said very crude - but maybe spark some ideas for you.

Download, decompress, double-click to open in Automator and inspect, run as desired.