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4 Easy Ways to View Photos on Your TV

by on November 08, 2010
in Music and Video, Cameras and Photography, Photo / Video Sharing, TVs & Video Players, Music & Video Services, Tips & How-Tos, Tech 101 :: 7 comments

By Panasonic

What’s on TV? You are—and your kids, pets, family, friends.

There’s no need to crowd around the 3-inch displays found on today’s cameras and camcorders, or even your computer, when it’s so easy to show off your photos and videos on your big-screen TV.

Here are four simple ways you can view your pictures and videos on your TV.

  1. Pop the memory card out of your camera and put it into the TV’s SD card reader. Most new flat panel TVs have an SD card reader. If you're not sure whether yours does, your owner's manual will tell you.
  2. Take the USB cable that came with your camera and use it to connect the camera to your TV's USB port. Again, most flat panel TVs made over the last few years have a USB port included.
  3. If your photos and videos are stored on your computer, you can copy them onto a USB flash drive and then insert the drive into your TV's USB port.
  4. If you have flat panel TV with Internet apps, you can use your TV’s photo viewing app to access images you’ve stored on the Web. Press the Internet app button on your remote control. Each manufacturer has a unique name for its service, so be sure to check. For Panasonic products, you’d look for and press VIERA Cast. Then select the photo service app, which is Picasa for Panasonic. After logging in, you can choose to view your photos--individually or in a slideshow—or photos that others are sharing across the web.

On most TVs, like the Panasonic Viera in the video, inserting the SD card, USB cable or USB flash drive will automatically launch the TV’s photo viewing app. From there, you can choose to view photos, videos or a combination of both. Manually scroll through or set your photos to music for a slideshow.

We walk you through each of these options in the video. As you can see, it's there's no reason to make everyone crowd around a tiny display when it's so easy to share them on your big-screen TV.

This article was brought to you by Panasonic.

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Samsung smart tv

From Nina C on November 06, 2012 :: 5:51 pm

I have a Samsung 6000 Smart Tv that I would like to set up for viewing photos and accessing apps. What is the easiest way for me to set this up. Unfortunately, it is not wifi-ready but I do have wifi n my house. Do I have to purchase a Samsing Linkstick?

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Yes, you'll need the LinkStick

From Suzanne Kantra on November 07, 2012 :: 1:25 am

Yes, you’ll need the LinkStick for a wireless connection. Or, you can run an Ethernet cable from your router if it’s close by.

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Thank you Suzanne. I also

From Nina C. on November 07, 2012 :: 1:51 am

Thank you Suzanne. I also have a Samsung Wifi Blue-Ray player and I think I can go through it to make the connection, is that correct? Would I need the Linkstick if I connected this way?

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Automatic slideshow possible?

From Amit on November 25, 2012 :: 12:50 am

I want to set up a TV in a remote location where I can set up a slideshow on it. I will need to have this TV turn on and off every day automatically. I will then need for the slideshow to turn on automatically. The whole idea is to have the slideshow go on in the morning and then turn off at night automatically without me being there again this is a remote location.  is anyway can do this please help thank you.

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Perhaps

From Josh Kirschner on November 28, 2012 :: 1:14 am

I don’t know of a TV offhand that would allow you to do all of that (though one of the models might), you could produce the same effect by having a cheap computer continuously send the slideshow to the computer and set up the TV power settings to turn on and off at the times you desire.

I haven’t tried this out, so not sure which model TVs have auto on and off capabilities, but this would be one way to do it.

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viewing photos

From Nancy Marsden on November 17, 2013 :: 9:39 pm

I have a Panasonic 55st60 & am having problems with the picasa app.  it asks for a user ID & password.  I type type in my Picasa/google ID & pass word it is not accepted. Is there a set up ID/password that I should have entered?  I’m connected to WIFI

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Slideshow Order

From Martin Pettit on January 30, 2014 :: 10:18 am

What determines the order the images stored on a USB memory stick are displayed?  It seems not to follow the order displayed on the PC, nor date taken, nor file name.  Is it possible to define the display order?  TV is a Panasonic Viera.

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