How to browse pictures on your USB Memory Stick and SD Card with Pix-Star?

You’ve probably tried it before… When you insert a USB memory stick or a SD card into your Pix-Star, it is AUTOMATICALLY detected and the device provides the option to launch a slide show, which will show all the pictures stored on the SD card or USB stick.

This is quite convenient and fast for those who want it simple and would like to see all the content of the USB or SD card in one big slide show.

What should you do if you only want to display some or all of the pictures in one specific directory?

1- MY LOCAL ALBUMS: This first and simplest approach should be sufficient in most cases: go to the “My Local Albums” menu where you can access the USB disk or the SD card (shown in GREEN).

Once in this sub menu, you’ll see a tree showing all pictures and directories on your device (directories are displayed in GREEN). When you move the cursor to a directory, it will display (after approximately 2 seconds) a mini-slide show allowing you to PREVIEW the pictures within the directory. Should you want to see a more extensive view, simply click on it and you will access the directory.

If you move the cursor onto a picture file, you will see a preview of that picture.

You can directly launch a slide show of the CURRENT directory using the menu on the first line called “Play albums” (in BLUE): this will play a slide show of the current directory, all its pictures PLUS all sub-directories contained within.

This menu is “recursive” meaning it will include all sub-directories within the main directory then stop when it arrives at the last one. The same process applies for SD cards and USB memory sticks.

This is the recommended browsing method as it is the easiest and, with the preview option on the right, it is also more “visual”.

2- FILE MANAGER: For those who prefer more control in their picture selection and preview process, we recommend the FILE MANAGER.

Basically once you open the file manager and choose the SD card or USB device, it is similar to using the Local Albums method, in that you can view and access your directories and see the pictures in each directory.

The primary difference between the two methods is the screen layout.

The File Manager offers one significant advantage over the “local albums” method: you can LAUNCH A SLIDE SHOW WITH THE PICTURES YOU SELECT. It is a totally customizable slide show!

How do you do that? Click on each picture you want to include in the slide show. Once you’re done, click on the MENU button. In the pop-up menu, choose “launch slide show”. A slide show of your selected pictures will then start.

These two menus offer very useful and simple ways for you to browse through pictures on your SD card or USB stick. Try them for your next slide show!

General FAQ

  1. Where can I download an electronic version of the User Manual?
  2. Can I link more than one external account (Facebook, Google Photos, FlickR...) to my Pix-Star?
  3. Once I exit a slideshow, is there a way to launch directly the same slideshow?
  4. Can it play VIDEO?
  5. Are we able to connect this up to a larger screen?
  6. How does the Pix-Star frame mount to a wall?
  7. How do I print pictures from my Pix-Star account?
  8. How to change DATE & TIME in the Pix-Star?
  9. How can I clean the screen of my Pix-Star?
  10. Is it possible to use my Pix-Star even if I have no Wireless (Wi-Fi) connection at home?
  11. Your Pix-Star photoframe is now completely configurable remotely from the web.
  12. How to manage the photos stored inside my Pix-Star Photoframe wirelessly from my computer (using SAMBA)?
  13. How to copy pictures to Pix-Star using a USB stick or SD card?
  14. How to browse pictures on your USB Memory Stick and SD Card with Pix-Star?
  15. My remote control stopped working, what to do?
  16. How can I rotate pictures from the frame user interface?
  17. Which type of screw to use with the VESA mount at the back of the Pix-Star?
  18. How to backup pictures from my pix-star.com account to my computer?
  19. How to access pictures stored inside my Pix-Star over local network (SAMBA) with Windows 8.x?
  20. How can i get a new power adapter? metal stand? remote control? for my Pix-Star.
  21. Is there a way to see how much of the frame’s memory has been used?
  22. I lost my remote control - power adapter - metal stand where can I get a new one?
  23. Where is the FILE MANAGER / MEDIA LIBRARY?
  24. How do I know a new software version is available?
  25. How can I upload pictures from iPhoto/Photo to the frame?
  26. How to switch between Celsius (C) and Fahrenheit (F) for the weather?
  27. How to change SAMBA password (Connection from PC password)?
  28. Create groups of contacts to send pictures from the frame to your friends.
  29. What is the maximum number of pictures the uploader can accept when uploading to a web album?
  30. Some pictures show just as a black screen, how to solve?
  31. When copying pictures to the frame are these pictures uploaded to the web site?
  32. List of important slide show options and time per slide (interval) values
  33. Detailed dimension and size, including display area, of the Pix-Star 10.4 inch and 15 inch models sold after 2016
  34. Forgot my password, cannot log in, access denied, how can I reset my password?
  35. I bought a new pix-star frame to replace my old one how do I transfer account to this new unit?
  36. My Frame shows OFFLINE in the web site, how do I get it back online?
  37. Is there a way to rearrange / sort the photos once they have been uploaded?

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