Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to loop one song throughout the whole slideshow

You may want to play one song throughout a slideshow continuously.  If you like an audio track very much, and the track is not long enough to match up to the slideshow duration, you may need to loop the same music from the beginning of the slideshow to the end.

Make one song play continuously in a slideshow

1.Launch DVD Photo Slideshow, import your photos and add kinds of slideshow effects, such as transitions, pan&zoom effects, text and subtitles.

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2. Click “Add” under tab “Transition& Music” to add the song you want to use in your slideshow from your computer.

3.Check “Loop Audio”  too make the song play repeatedly.

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How to copy non-digital photographs onto slideshow DVD

Have many old non-digital paper photographs? As we all know, non-digital photographs are difficult for sharing and preserving. If we want to share friends our old non-digital photographs, we have to mail the photos to them. Besides, non-digital photographs are easily lost and damaged. So what is an easy way to preserve, enjoy and share your non-digital photos?

If we transfer non-digital photographs to digital photographs, we can backup our precious photographs onto DVD, in websites(like Facebook, Flickr and Picasa) for storing and sharing.

Scan and transfer your photos to digital photos.

First, you need to scan the photos and save them into a folder on your computer. You can take your photos to a scanner company and ask them to do photo scanning for you. Or you can buy a decent scanner and scan photos by yourself.

Burn your digital photos onto DVD or share them to Picasa, Flick and other web albums

It is not safe to have digital photographs too, for example you will lost all your digital photos if a laptop is lost or stolen. So you need to backup your scanned digital photographs. There are different ways to backup photographs. You can burn your photos onto a data DVD . Here I will show you a more interesting way: make a photo slideshow DVD or create a slideshow video for sharing onto Facebook and YouTube from your photos.

You can use DVD Photo Slideshow to make a slideshow DVD or photo slideshow video. It is a professional slideshow maker with kinds of slideshow effects. With it , you can easily convert your photos into a dynamic slideshow with music, transitions, pan&zoom effects, text and subtitles and more. Also you can choose a beautiful and suitable theme for your slideshow, such as wedding theme, birthday them.

After customizing the slideshow is finished, you can burn the slideshow to DVD/CD for watching on TV with its built-in DVD burner. Besides, you can save the slideshow as a video playable on iPad/ iPhone/iPod, Android devices, and etc. Also you can upload the slideshow to Facebook/ YouTube for sharing.

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It is also a good idea to upload your photos to web albums for storing and sharing, such as Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, PhotoBucket.

Dropbox is also a good tool to store photos and other kinds of files with limited free storage space.


Wedding slideshow presentations at the reception tips

I’ve heard of a few people doing a video or photo slide show set up on a projector and shown at the wedding or reception. Just wondering if anyone has done a wedding slideshow or been to a wedding with one. Did the guest enjoy it? About how long was it? and when during the night was it shown? Any suggestions?

More and more people like to display a wedding slideshow on wedding reception. Then what are some useful suggestions on a successful wedding photo slide show presentation ? You may get some hints from this wedding slideshow presentation guide. Learn how to make a wedding slideshow

App you may likeiPad Wedding Slideshow Maker

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Tips on wedding photo video making and presenting

1. Choose a software to create wedding slideshows.  For a wedding slideshow software, DVD Photo Slideshow can be a good choice. You can use it to make an attractive wedding slideshow DVD or video with love songs and transitions and a wedding theme.

2.  Choose pictures includes in the slideshow. To a slideshow, pictures play an import role. You may include pics of you both growing up, pictures of you with close friends and family and pictures of you together thoughout your relationship and well as pictures taken during your courtship.

3. Choose songs to use in the slideshow. You may use wedding songs you couple both like or songs that have special meaning to you, like your first dance song. Romantic or sweet songs can transfer your happiness to guests. Songs for Wedding Slideshow recommendation

4.  Pay attention to the duration of each slide and whole slideshow.  The time per slide should be less than 5 seconds. And slideshow should not be so long. Within a few minutes attention, you will start hearing the buzz of conversation as people’s attention spans wear out.

5. Decide when to play the wedding slideshow. It is better to play the slideshow during or after the dinner. At the beginning, people may be too busy chating or doing anything else.

6. Make sure there is a large screen to play your slideshow on. Even you can set up a  laptop on a side table, start the slideshow on a continuous loop, then people can watch as long as they want.

Best songs for graduation slideshow of all time

Is graduation season coming up? Graduation is always related to farewell and the beginning of a new journey. Graduation means we have to say goodbye to our classmates, friends and teachers, and go to a new unfamiliar environment. After graduation, it is difficult to meet each other for different reasons. So we like taking pictures to remember these precious school life and our dear schoolmates. And slideshow or slideshow DVD is a popular way to save and share  graduation photographs. Music is the key factor to the success of a slideshow. In the following article, I will list most and fore-ever popular songs for graduation slideshows and graduation celebrations.

songs for graduation slideshow

To make a graduation slideshow DVD, DVD Photo Slideshow is recommended. With this professional slideshow maker, you can surely make a touching graduation slideshow DVD. Then you can send the DVD copy to friends and classmates as gifts. Also you can play the graduation slides DVD on graduation party. To share the slideshow with friends, you can save it as a video for uploading to Facebook and YouTube. Learn how to make a graduation slideshow DVD(Video)
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All Time Popular Graduation Songs for Slideshow List:

1. Graduation Song/friends Forever – Vitamin C

2. We Are Family –  Sister Sledge

3. School’s out- Alice Cooper

4. I Believe I Can Fly- R. Kelly

5. We are the Champions- Queen

6. One Step at a Time- Jordin Sparks

7. Say Goodby – Skillet

8. Never say goodbye – Bon Jovi

9. Memories – Elvis Presley

10. Good Riddance – Green Day

11. Friends – Cracker

12. I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan

13. Graduation Day – Chris Isack

14. She’s My Best Friend – The Velvet Underground

15. Can’t Go Back Now – The Weepies

16. Freebird – Lynard Skynard

17. Young Forever – Alphaville

18. I will be there for you – Rembrandts

19. These Are the Special Times – Celine Dion

20. Fireworks – Katy Perry

21. A Place In This World – Taylor Swift

22. Graduation Day – The Beach Boys

23. Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood

24. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

25. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

26. Long and Winding Road – The Beatles

27. I’m Not Gonna Cry – Corey Smith

28. Farewell – Raymond Lauchengco

29. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

30. Each of Us Is a Flower – Charlotte Diamond

31. Time of Your Life – Green Day

32. Remember Me This Way – Jordan Hill

33. My Wish For You – Rascal Flatts

34. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

35. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

36. Closing Time – Semisonic

37. Oh How the Years Go By – Vanessa Williams

38. Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Carrie Underwood

39. Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane

40. Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Birds

41. Each of Us Is a Flower – Charlotte Diamond

42. I’m Moving On – Rascal Flatts

Popular slideshow software for photographyers to showcase their photos

As a photography lover, I like capturing every memorable moment with photos. Then I will show  most of the photos to friends and family on TV or social websites.  People will easily feel boring with still pictures, so I choose to share photos as a slideshow with music, transitions and other effects.

Slideshow software for iPad to present photos in slideshow

Among so many slideshow software, I like Photo Slideshow Director HD most. It is an amazing slides maker for iPad. It can turn my digital photos into a slideshow with high resolution and kinds of effects, such as transitions, music, pan&zoom effects, text, and so on. Besides, It can import photos from web albums, including Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram and SkyDrive. This means I can use photos from web albums without downloading them onto iPad first.

Another two most attractive features I think are its powerful photo editor and multiple sharing options. These features are just what I am looking for. Though not a professional photo editing tool,  it can meet most of the editing needs, such as rotation, trimming, red-eye elimination, brightness and contrast adjustment, filter effects, and etc. With all these editing features, I can easily fix and optimize my photos before sharing.

Photo Slideshow Director HD provides different ways to share a  slideshow,  including saving to iPad photo library, watching on HDTV via Airplay or cable, uploading directly to Facebook, YouTube,Dropbox and SkyDrive, wirelessly transfer to PC.

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Photo Slideshow Director HD

Slideshow software for Windows PC to present photos

On my Windows computer, I choose DVD Photo Slideshow to create slideshows with my digital photos.  This slideshow creator is a good choice if you want to make a slideshow DVD for watching on DVD player or TV.  Also it can create slideshows for iPad/iPhone/iPod/PSP/Archos and social websites(YouTube, Facebook and MySpace). I use this software to burn photo slideshow DVD for sharing my photos with family at home.

Download Link:DVD Photo Slideshow Free Trial Version

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DVD Photo Slideshow

Mac slideshow software to create HD slides

If you have a Mac computer, HD Slideshow Maker can be a good choice for showcasing your photographic images. With it , you can create a slideshow with transitions, music, theme, then watch the 1080p HD photo slideshow on TV. Also you can upload the HD Slideshow to Facebook and YouTube directly. However, if it can burn slideshows onto DVD, it will be perfect.

Download Link : HD Slideshow Maker Free Trial Version

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HD Slideshow Maker for Mac



How to create a slideshow and burn it to DVD on Mac

You have a lot of pictures on your Mac computer and want to watch these pictures on TV or DVD player with music and transitions. Then you may need to make a slideshow DVD. In this article, I will show you how to create a slideshow from your photos and burn it to DVD.

1. Create a slideshow with your images on Mac

To create a slideshow, we recommend HD Slideshow Maker, which is a professional slideshow maker for Mac. It can create a HD slideshow with music, transitions, theme and encode the slideshow to a movie file. Also you can upload the slideshow movie to Facebook and YouTube directly.

mac slideshow app
HD Slideshow Maker is a very easy-to-use software. You just need to add photos and music to the app, choose an album theme, sync slideshow to music. A slideshow is finished. The software will automatically apply transitions to photos. Also you can arrange transitions by clicking the Transition icon between photo thumbnails.

Then click Share icon and choose Movie File/HDTV to save the slideshow as a video on Mac hard drive.  Also you can upload the slideshow to YouTube and Facebook directly.

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HD Slideshow Maker

2. Burn a slideshow DVD on Mac

For Mac with Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion without iDVD, you can use Burn to burn the slideshow made in step1 to DVD. Burn is a Free DVD Burner for Mac OS X which can be an alternative of iDVD.

Burn is a simple DVD burner for Mac. Import the slideshow to Burn, it will convert slideshow format to a compatible mpg, then burn it to DVD easily.

dvd burner for mac


If your Mac is pre-installed with iDVD, you can use iDVD to burn the slideshow to DVD. Apple does not include iDVD in new Mac from Snow Leopard. So if your Mac is with 10.5 version OS X(Leopard) or lower, iDVD will be a good choice to burn a slideshow to DVD.

Compress video files on iPad/iPhone with Video Slimmer App

For the high camera resolution of new iPad/ iPad4/iPad mini and iPhone 5 /4S, the videos you capture  with these iOS device are too big in size. A 5 minutes video can cost 0.5G space. As we all know, the capacity of 16G, 32G, 64G for your iPad/iPhone is not big enough.  So to hold more videos on iPad and iPhone, you may need to lessen the video size.

Introduction of  an video compressor and its key features

In this article, I will introduce an video compressor for iPhone/iPad/iPod —Video Slimmer App. The App is designed to shrink the size of video files to help save the space for iOS devices.  With Video Slimmer App, you can save 70% space while keeping reasonable video quality.

It also can trim a long video or merge short videos to a long video. So you can easily remove unwanted parts of a clip, or join several video clips to one long video to enjoy your video clips in succession.

It supports batch processing. You can import many videos at a time, then slime them. If you tick the Merge, it will join all videos together and slim it. Besides, it can compress video size at blazing fast processing speed.

After compressing the videos, you have different choices to share them.

  1. Save videos to iPhone/iPad/iPod Photo Library
  2. Open with third party video apps, players or editors, like the notable iMovie.
  3. Wirelessly transfer videos to computers
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iOS Video Slimmer App