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Make video slideshows on iPhone 5 and post it to YouTube

One of the reasons why many people like iPhone is its amazing camera. With its 8 – megapixel main camera, you can absolutely record your life with wonderful pictures. With so many pictures on your iPhone 5, is there a good way to enjoy and share them?  Of course, iPhone lets you easily share your photos via email. Also you can publish single pictures to Facebook for sharing with friends. In this article, I will show you how to turn photo to video slideshow on iPhone 5 for sharing to YouTube.

To create video slideshows on iPhone 5,  Photo Slideshow Director HD is recommended. Photo Slideshow Director HD is a photo / video app for iPhone, iPad and iPod which can create video slideshows with photos from iDevice and Picasa, Flickr, Facebook and other web albums. With it , you can easily share your pictures to YouTube as a stunning video.

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Make YouTube videos with music and pictures on iPhone 5

Photo Slideshow Director HD is a powerful and yet simple-to-use slideshow app for iPhone 5 , iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. With simple taps, you can create an eye-catching video slideshow with kinds of effects.

After creating a slideshow project,  you can begin to import photos and customize slides with kinds of effects.

  1. Tap Photo button and allow the app to access to your iPhone photos.
  2. Choose Albums and tap photos to import them. If you want to use photos from Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instgram, tap the Web Albums and sign in to import photos from them.
  3. Tap Music button and  add songs from your iPhone 5 Music Library to the slideshow project. You can add more than songs, then use Synchronization button to sync slideshow to music.
  4. Tap Theme icon to choose a theme and customize it with beautiful background image. You can use images in your iPhone as theme background too.
  5. Touch the pencil icon at the upper left of any photo thumbnail  to bring up more features, including deleting photos, arranging photo order, setting pan / zoom effects, adding text and subtitles and photo editor.
  6. Set time for slides and transitions according to your needs by tapping the Setting icon(like gear).
  7. Tap Play icon to preview your slideshow before sharing it with friends.

Upload video slideshows to YouTube from iPhone 5

Now the slideshow is ready to publish. Tap the Export button and choose YouTube , then you need to sign in your YouTube account, write titles and descriptions, choose resolution(such as 720p ) for the video slideshow. Finally tap Publish , the app will begin encode and publish the video to YouTube.

Besides posting the photo video to YouTube, you can also share it to Facebook / Dropbox /SkyDrive, or stream it to HDTV, even transfer it to PC via WiFi.

Steps demonstrated by pictures:

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How to set a picture as wallpaper on iPad

Wanna set a beautiful picture or your own photo as the wallpaper or lock screen paper for your iPad ? If you feel tired of a single wallpaper, you can read this tutorial to change any pictures you like as your iPad wallpaper.

1. Tap Settings icon from iPad screen

2. Tap Brightness & Wallpaper in Settings window, then you can see Brightness & Wallpaper will appear at the right side

set picture as wallpaper for ipad

3. Tap the iPad thumbnail in Wallpaper area, you will see all your iPad albums and iPad pre-installed wallpapers

4. Choose one album and tap a picture you like, the picture will be displayed in full screen

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5. At the top of the pic, you can see four buttons : Cancel, Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen and Set Both. Tap Set Home Screen to use it as home screen wallpaper, and touch Set Lock Screen to set as lock screen wallpaper.

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Now you have successfully set a new wallpaper for your iPad.

How to turn photos to slideshow on iPad 4 for sharing and presenting

Have many pictures on your iPad 4 and want to share and display pictures as a slideshow video with music and kinds of effects? The iPad 4 has its features which lets you easily view pictures as a slideshow, however you can not save and upload it to Facebook / YouTube for sharing. So to create professional slideshows for viewing and sharing, you may need to use professional photo to video slideshow software for iPad 4.

Photo Slideshow Director HD is a slide show software for iPad 4 and iPhone which enables you to convert digital photos to stunning slideshow videos for viewing and uploading to YouTube / Facebook / Dropbox for sharing. With it , you can organize your photos on iPad 4 and web albums (like Flickr, Picasa, Facebook) and share them in an interesting way.

Turn pictures to slideshow on iPad 4 with simple taps

1. Import photos from iPad 4 albums and Facebook, Picasa and other web albums

You can  import photos from iPad 4 albums and web albums, including Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram. It sounds fun to create a slideshow with photos from different sources.

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Add photos from iPad and web albums

2. Add background music and transitions, pan & zoom and other effects for slideshow

You can add more than one songs , then sync slideshow to music with the synchronization option.  And the slideshow app can apply random transitions for all slides, also you can change transitions by tapping the “Transition” icon to bring up all transition effects.

And it is so easy to customize the pan & zoom effects with pan, pinch and rotation gesture. Wanna add text and subtitles to describe your photos ? Of course, Photo Slideshow Director HD can let you add narrations on photos. Even you can edit photos with its built-in photo editor, like adding effects and art clips, eliminating red eyes, cropping pic, and etc.

Note: If you just want to create a very simple slideshow with transitions, after importing photos and music, you can go to step 3 to publish the slideshow.


slideshow with music

Add slideshow music

3. Save and publish a slideshow video

After customizing the slideshow, you can tap the “Export” button and choose where to share the slideshow.  You have different ways to publish the slideshow.

  • View slideshow on iPad in full screen
  • Stream photo slide show to HDTV via Airplay or Cable
  • Save the slideshow video to Camera Roll for viewing latter
  • Upload to Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox and SkyDrive for sharing
  • Wireless transfer to your computer for watching


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share slideshow

Make slide shows free on iPhone with music and transitions

With iPhone’s built-in slideshow building feature, you can instantly show off your pictures in dynamic slideshows instead of still pictures. Play pictures to music, loop slideshows, set slides time, you just need to simple taps to convert photos to musical slide show with transitions.

  • Tap the “Photo” icon from iPhone screen and choose any photo to open it
  • Tap the “Play” icon to bring up the “Slideshow Options” window
  • Choose one transition effect, toggle “Play Music”  to “ON”, and choose music from your iPhone Music Library
  • Tap the “Start Slideshow” to begin to view your pictures in a slideshow
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start a slideshow from pic

If you want to set time for slides or loop the slideshow, you should go to “Setting” area.

  • Touch the “Setting” icon from your iPhone screen to open Settings window
  • Tap “Photos & Camera” , in the slideshow area, you can set time for slides, toggle “Repeat” to loop a slideshow
set slides time, loop slideshow

iphone slideshow setting

However, you can not save or publish the slideshow to Facebook and YouTube. You can only view this pictures slideshow on iPhone. If you want to create a slideshow that can be saved and posted to Facebook / YouTube / Dropbox / SkyDrive, you can rely on professional slideshow app, such as Photo Slideshow Director HD.

 Photo Slideshow Director HD is a slideshow software for iPhone and iPad. It can use photos from Camera Roll and web albums, like Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox and turn photos into stunning slideshows. Also it enables you to publish a slideshow to Facebook / YouTube / Dropbox / SkyDrive for sharing.

Display photos to music as a looping slideshow on iPad

Wanna show your photos as a looping slideshow on iPad?  iPad has the feature which lets you view your pictures as a musical slideshow without any other apps.

First set the slides time and looping playback option in Setting area

  • Tap the ” Setting ” icons  to open the Settings menu options
  • Choose ” Photos & Camera ” , in the ” Slideshow ” area, you can set slides time, toggle ” Repeat ” on to the looping playback
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Set slides time and repeat slides

Now you can start a slideshow to display your pictures with music

  • Open one album in your iPad Photo Library
  • Tap the ” Slideshow ” button to bring up the Slideshow Options window
  • Choose a transition effect, toggle ” Play Music ” to ” ON ” and choose a song from iPad music library
  • Tap ” Start Slideshow ” to begin to watch your photos
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Start a slideshow

You can easily enjoy your pictures on iPad in a looping slideshow by following the instructions above. If you want to show pictures to many people in a room, you can use the iPad’s Airplay feature to stream the looping slideshow to TV or large monitors.

However, the built-in slideshow creator only allows you to show pictures in simple slide show with music and transitions, no other effects available. Also you can not save the slideshow or post it to Facebook, YouTube for sharing.  To make more professional slideshow videos with more effects, you can use Photo Slideshow Director HD. It is designed for iPad, iPhone and iPod to turn pictures into stunning slideshows for watching on iDevices, TV, or posting to Facebook / YouTube / Dropbox /SkyDrive.

How to build a flash photo gallery with Flash Slideshow Maker

Flash Slideshow Maker enables you to create Flash galleries, photo web albums, flash banners and musical flash slideshows from pictures. To turn your pictures into a flash gallery, you do not need to know any code or professional skills. In this article, I will show you how to convert photos to SWF flash galleries with dynamic transitions, pan /zoom and theme templates.

Download Flash Slideshow Maker free trial version:


Make Flash Galleries from Photos

1.  Organize Photos in Flash Slideshow Maker

Click Photo tab,  From the File Explorer area, find the photo folder and open it, then drag photos to photo area(lower part). Or you can click the Add and Add All button to import photos. After adding photos,  you can rotate photos. Click the Edit button, you can edit titles, add descriptions and URL for photos.

Flash Slideshow Maker can apply random transitions between photos, also you can change transitions in Transition Effect area. There are kinds of transitions for choosing. In this area, you can set time for transitions and slides according to your needs.

organize photos in flash software

Import photos

2. Choose a flash gallery theme template

Switch to Theme, you have Basic themes and Advanced themes for choosing.  If you just want to create single SWF  fills with background music, it is better to choose Basic themes. If you want to display photos on websites as a flash gallery, you should choose Advanced themes.  Advanced Themes are XML driven, it will create a SWF file with HTML file and XML file.

choose flash template

choose theme for flash gallery

3. Publish a Flash Photo Gallery

Now  you can publish the flash slideshow. Click Publish tab and you see three output options: 1. Create Flash File Only 2. Make a Gift /Presentation CD/DVD 3. Create Flash Files and Upload to SkyAlbum. Com

Besides a SWF flash, a HTML page and XML file will be generated. After publishing , you can share the flash with friends via email, or embed it into your websites, blogs. To insert the flash gallery into your websites, you can upload it to SkyAlbum first, then copy the embed code into your websites in Dreamweaver or into your blogs. Also you can copy the HTML code into your websites in Dreamweaver .

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publish a flash photo gallery

A simple flash gallery made by Flash Slideshow Maker.

Choose menus for slideshow dvd

Make slideshows from pictures using Windows 8 slideshow producer

More and more people like watching and sharing their picture collections in slideshows. A dynamic slideshow can bring all your best memories back in front of your eyes. With DVD Photo Slideshowa powerful slideshow software for Windows 8, you can easily make slideshow DVDs or slideshow videos from your photos.

Comparing with still photos, slideshows can attract people attention and interest. DVD Photo Slideshow enables you to produce slideshows for Facebook / YouTube and mobile devices, such as iPad, iPhone, Android smartphone. Also it can burn a slideshow onto DVD for watching on TV or DVD player.

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1.Organize Photos

Click Organize Photos tab, drag photos to Album Photo Area from your windows 8 PC  to start making a slideshow. Or you can use the Add and All All button to import photos. You can easily drag and drop to arrange photo order.

organize photos

Under sub-tab Transition & Music,  you can choose transitions for slides from kinds of built-in transitions effects, add one or more song as background music. If you do not want to choose transitions, the program can apply random transitions for all slides.

Click Album theme, there are various eye-catching themes for choosing, like Christmas theme, Birthday theme, Wedding theme and more.

2. Choose Menus

If you do not want to burn your slideshow to DVD, you can skip this step.  For this step is used to choose and customize DVD menus.

You can choose a menu , then choose it with background music and image for a chosen DVD menu, edit title for the menu, and etc.

Choose menus for slideshow dvd

3. Save and publish a slideshow

Switch to Burn Disc tab, click Output Format drop-down list and choose a video format, such as mp4, mpg, avi. You can choose to save the slideshow for iPad / iPhone / iPod / Archos / PSP, or for YouTube / Facebook / MySpace. Also you can choose to burn the slideshow onto DVD and CD.

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