Play display

Switching to play mode immediately displays the last image taken. The F717 uses a "rough thumbnail" image initially (example above) while it loads the full resolution image from the Memory Stick. Note the new Folder indicator (101 in this case). After a second or so a higher resolution image is shown. You don't have to wait for this image to be able to browse through images and that you can use the jog-dial as well as the 4-way controller to browse.
Pressing DISPLAY switches to a clean image view. Press DISPLAY again for basic information but no histogram. Press DISPLAY again for full information (including exposure) and the histogram.
Pressing TELE on zoom magnifies the image in several steps up to x5.0. Once magnified you can use the 4-way controller to move around the image. In the examples above you can see magnification of x2.7 and x5.0 (scrolled).
Another new feature of the F717 is that after entering Delete/Protect/DPOF modes you can now scroll between images and selectively delete/protect/DPOF mark them without having to re-select the menu option.  

Play: Thumbnail View

Pressing the THUMB button enters this 3 x 3 thumbnail view where you can scroll around the images and perform various image manipulations. Select DELETE while in thumbnail view and you can selectively delete images, move around and mark the images to be deleted.
Select PROTECT to mark/unmark images as protected. This sets the image file's read-only flag which protects it from accidental deletion (though not from Memory Stick formatting). Select PRINT to mark/unmark images to be printed on a DPOF compatible printer. This creates a DPOF compatible text file instructing the printer as to which images are to be printed.

Play: Image Information

While in thumbnail view mode pressing THUMB button once more enters this three thumbnail information display mode which shows basic exposure information for the selected image.

Play: Rotate & Resize

Select ROTATE from the Play menu to rotate the current image in 90 degree steps. This does not rotate the JPEG file itself, instead it simply marks the correct orientation in the files header. The DSC-F717 does not have a orientation sensor. It's interesting to note that after rotation the F717 can no longer display histogram information for the image.
Select RESIZE from the Play menu to produce a resized copy of the current image. Any normal image size can be selected.  

Play: Movie Clips

Here we can see a HQX movie clip in playback, the bar in the center of the frame indicates the current position in the movie timeline, you can remove all overlaid information by pressing DISPLAY. Select DIVIDE from the Play menu and you can split a movie into two pieces by choosing a dividing point in the movie (useful for trimming the beginning or end from a clip).