A friend of mine wants a digital picture frame, and because I'm the nerd friend, she asked me how to go about it. I think I can get an old laptop to canabalise, but was a bit worried about software. Was going to put a copy of XP on it, but what I need is a way to set it up, so that when the laptop boots up, it will automatically start to play a slideshow of all the photos on the harddreve. The other thing was hopefully to set up a means to grab files off a usb thumb drive. Because the project won't have any keyboard/mouse to speak of, it needs to be all done automatically. Ie usb Drive is inserted, files are automatically copied and added to the slide show. Any one know of a program or utility that can do this? In more of a modding context, I am looking for designs for the frame. I was thinking an aluminium border with black plex or something. Downloading SketchUp at the moment, but if any of you have seen Auriga's LCD's, that's kind of the look I'm after. So any ideas on how to go about making this mod happen would be much appreciated. I'll make a worklog once I begin.