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Image slideshow on Raspberry Pi

This is a complement of Autoplay video on Raspberry Pi post.

Lots of (art) people are using Raspberry Pi to show image slideshow in loop. There are many ways how to achieve the result, but the one I liked the most is the following:

  1. download Raspbian Lite from
  2. copy the downloaded image to the SD card, e.g. sudo dd if=2020-02-13-raspbian-buster-lite.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 conv=fsync,notrunc bs=4M
  3. boot Raspberry Pi into freshly installed Raspbian
  4. run sudo raspi-config and set Boot to Automatic login (3 Boot Options > B1 Desktop / CLI > B2 Console Autologin)
  5. copy your images from USB flash drive to the SD card (/media folder)
  6. sudo apt-get update
  7. sudo apt-get install fbi
  8. append this line /usr/bin/fbi --device /dev/fb0 --autozoom --blend 2000 --timeout 5 --noverbose --random $(find /media -type f) to file /home/pi/.bashrc
  9. reboot and enjoy!