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Produce HD Video Slideshows on MacBook Pro

Slideshow can be  a good choice no matter you want to present photos on Wedding reception,  birthday party or family reunion. If you are are going to give a speech or presentation at a business meeting,  a slideshow will wow your audience. To make a HD slideshow, you need to use professional slideshow program. In this article, I will introduce an awesome slideshow maker for MacBook Pro – HD Slideshow Maker.

HD Slideshow Maker makes sure your images present in the best quality. You can add several songs to your slideshow presentation and use its synchronization to make music and photos play in perfect pace. You can surely enjoy and share your photos in a stunning slideshow with its ability to apply transitions, add text, choose theme and more.

System Requirements: OS X 10.7 or later,64-bit processor

Key features of HD Slideshow Maker

  • Simple slideshow software with user-friendly interface
  • Automatically apply transitions, also support changing transitions manually
  • Support multiple songs as background music, slides and music synchronization
  • Provide various themes and enables you to choose a background image
  • Add texts to describe photos and your slideshow
  • Set time for slides and transitions flexibly
  • Drag and drop to add and arrange photos
  • Provide HD 1080p and 720p video resolution
  • Upload slideshow to Facebook and YouTube directly
  • Present photos on HDTV in 1920×1080 video format
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slideshow sharing on MacBook

Import your photos and music from hard drive to HD Slideshow Maker, a slideshow is finished. Also you can change the transitions, choose a theme and select a beautiful background image, add text to describe the special meaning  of photos. Then it is ready to view and share your musical slideshow.

View your photo slideshow on MacBook Pro:

Move the cursor to Play button and tap the trackpad to view the slideshow on your MacBook Pro. The best picture quality and retina display will give you a cool experience.

Output the slideshow as a HD video and watch it on HDTV:

Most HDTV has USB port and supports 1080p video, save the slideshow to your MacBook and transfer it to a USB drive, then plug the USB drive into your HDTV to showcase the fantastic slideshow to all people on TV.

Upload slideshow to Facebook and YouTube:

Wanna share your photo slideshow to the world?  After customizing the slideshow,  tap the Share button and choose YouTube or Facebook, then sign in your YouTube / Facebook account to publish the slideshow to YouTube or Facebook for sharing.

How to loop your photo slideshow on Mac

Slideshow is a great way to present and share your photos.  With HD Slideshow Maker, you can easily create a slideshow with your favorite photographs. It enables you to convert digital photos to a slideshow with music, text, theme, transitions, pan / zoom effects and more. However in some particular occasions, you may hope to loop a slideshow , such as presenting a slideshow in family reunion.

To create a looping slideshow on Mac with HD Slideshow Maker

1. Launch HD Slideshow Maker on your Mac

2. Import photos and customize the slideshow with music, transitions, theme, text and more

3. Click HD Slideshow Maker next to Apple icon on the left top of your Mac screen and select Preferences…

4. Then you can see the pop-up Options window, tick Repeat slideshow at the end under Slideshow settings area

5. Click OK button to confirm the setting

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Check “Repeat slideshow at the end”

HD Slideshow Maker for Mac Intro

HD Slideshow Maker is designed to create slideshows from digital photos. It has all the features you need to make a HD stunning slideshow.  It enables you to create slideshows with music, transitions, pan / zoom, text, theme and more. After customizing a slideshow, you can save it and play it on your HDTV, or upload to Facebook and YouTube for sharing with friends. Step-by-step guide

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How to restore the sidebar in iTunes11

If you are used to the sidebar of iTunes 10, you will find that it is inconvenient to use iTunes 11 with the long-standing left sidebar essentially replaced by a set of drop-down menus. For example, you can not even see your iPhone / iPhone in iTuns without sidebar,So how to get the sidebar back to iTunes 11?

Open iTunes 11 on your computer, and click View from the upper-top menu bar, then click Show Sidebar from the list under View menu. Now the Sidebar has been shown as picture 2.

Also you can use the shortcut key, open iTunes 11, then press Ctrl+S to enable sidebar.

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Click view and check show sidebar

ITune 11 with sidebar screenshot:

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iTunes 11 with sidebar

If you hide the sidebar in iTunes 11, please click View from the menu bar, then click Hide Sidebar from the list under View menu. Or you can use shortcut key Ctrl+S to hide the sidebar.

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Click View and check hide sidebar

How to add text and subtitles to a photo slideshow

With Photo Slideshow Director HD, you can easily create slideshows with music, transitions and various effects. To express your feeling or describe your photos, you may need to add text or subtitles to narrate your photo stories. This tutorial will teach you how to add  text to a slideshow.

1.Open Photo Slideshow Director HD on your iPad and add photos to the app. You can import photos from iPad albums and web albums, including Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Picasa and Instagram.

2. Tap Edit button from Menu bar, you can see Add Text and Subtitle option from  the Edit area.

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Tap Text or Subtitle

3. Tap Add Text option, then enter text content in the text adding box. You can see the text appearing in a dotted box on the photo, touch the dotted box and drag it to move the text. After that, you can set size, font and color for the added text.

Add Text on photos

Add Text on photos

4. Tap Subtitle option, then enter subtitle content in the text adding box. You can see the text appearing at the bottom of  the photo. After that, you can set size, font and color for the added subtitle.

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add slideshow subtitle

 Learn how to use Photo Slideshow Director HD to create slideshows on iPad

Slideshow Software for iPad Mini Review

Wanna turn your photos into a slideshow video with music , transitions on iPad mini? Then try Photo Slideshow Director HD. This slideshow app for iPad mini lets you use iPad photos and photos from web albums to create a musical slideshows within minutes.  It is a great app for you to showcase and share photos in an interesting way.


iPad mini slideshow app

Photo Slideshow Director On iPad Mini


Reviews from users for iPad / iPhone slideshow app

1. Review from user danger_bird71

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2. User Anseljr said the slideshow app is amazing

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3. Harpo1 said that this iPad slideshow app works well and cheaper, simple to use, intuitive, etc.


4. Terry906 said that the slideshow app provides a simple way to share photos




5.  Youngs97 highly recommended this slideshow software , easy to use and powerful feature and better than other similar apps.


Features that makes this iPad / iPhone slideshow software so amazing

1. Easy to use: You even can create an attractive slideshow by just adding photos and music.

2. Support using photos from Picasa, Facebook, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Flickr and Instagram:  You can add photos to a slideshow from iPad photo albums and web albums, like Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, etc.

3. Powerful features:  Transitions, pan / zoom effects, themes and background image, text and subtitles to describe photos, photo editor to edit photos.

4. Multiple slideshow sharing options : Easy to upload a slideshow to Facebook / YouTube / Dropbox / SkyDrive, save slideshow as a video to Camera Roll, stream a slideshow to HDTV.

5. Built-in photo editor: You can use the app as a photo editor, it can meet most of your photo editing needs, such as cropping, strengthening, adding effects, brightness / contrast adjustment, and etc.

6. Sync slideshow to music:  Use the Synchronization feature to sync slideshow to music.

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System Requirements to use this slideshow creator

Photo Slideshow Director HD is compatible with iPad, iPad2, new iPad, iPad 4, iPad mini. Also it is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation)



How to make a wedding slideshow presentation with music

I want to make a slideshow for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, any recommendations on a good wedding slideshow software?

To showcase photos on wedding days, slideshow can be a good choice. During the wedding reception or ceremony, a wedding slideshow can boost the atmosphere. A slideshow DVD is a precious gift for couples to recall their best memories. When my elder sister showed me her wedding slideshow, I could really read her happiness from her smiling expression. No matter you want to create a slideshow for your friends, daughter / son, or yourself. I could say that you have made a wise decision. It will be an irreplaceable gift to share and preserve your happiness.

Regarding software to make wedding slideshows, DVD Photo Slideshow can be a satisfying choice. Whether you want to make a wedding slideshow DVD for playing on TV or DVD player, or create a wedding slideshow video for sharing to Facebook / YouTube, DVD Photo Slideshow can provide an easy solution. Besides, its diverse video output formats make it possible to view your wedding slideshows on kinds of devices, such as iPad, iPhone, Android smartphone, PSP and more.


Article you may like: Good songs for wedding slideshow

Simple steps to make a professional wedding slideshow

1. Import photos and organize a slideshow

Launch DVD Photo Slideshow on your computer. Click Organize Photos tab to start a slideshow.

Drag photos that you want to use in the wedding slideshow from your computer to Album Photo area, or use the Add button to import photos. If you have putted all photos that you want to use in the slideshow in a folder, open the folder in file folder list panel(upper part of the software screen), and click Add All to import all photos in the folder.

After adding photos, you can drag and drop photos to arrange photo order. Wanna add captions on the photos? Then click Text icon.

Under the sub-tab Transition & Music, you can select transitions and add background music for the wedding slideshow. Also you can set time duration for slides and transitions here. Go to Album Theme area, choose a beautiful wedding theme template . Then preview the slideshow in Album Preview area.

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Organize wedding photos

2. Choose a menu for wedding DVD slideshow

Click Choose Menus tab to choose and customize a DVD menu for your wedding slideshow DVD.  Select a menu template from the right templates list. Then customize it with background image and music,and edit menu title, etc. Then click the Preview to view the DVD slideshow.

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choose and customize a theme

3. Output a wedding slideshow

Now switch to Burn Disc tab. Click Output Format drop-down list and choose a way to save the slideshow. DVD Photo Slideshow provides different ways to save a slideshow, you can burn the slideshow onto DVD / CD , or output as a video for YouTube / Facebook / iPad / iPhone / PSP . Or you can save it as SWF flash or web album.

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output a wedding slideshow

Good songs for wedding slideshows

music for wedding slideshowWedding  is one of the most important things for bride and groom. On wedding reception, it is fun to present a wedding slideshow to guests with pictures of bride  and groom. A wedding slideshow is also an excellent gift for couples. To  a slideshow, music plays an important role. You can consider all of the wedding songs here for using in a wedding slideshow.

To create a wedding slideshow, DVD Photo Slideshow is recommended. With its attractive wedding themes and kinds of slideshow effects, you can make a stunning wedding slideshow DVD. Then you can play the DVD on wedding day to guests. Learn how to make a wedding slideshow

Free download this wedding slideshow maker:


Love songs for wedding slideshows:

Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
All You Need is Love – Beatles
Better Together – Jack Johnson
From This Moment On – Frank Sinatra
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher
I Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie & the Blowfish
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
It Must Be Love – Alan Jackson
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole
Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
The Best is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
This Will Be an Everlasting Love – Natalie Cole
Too Marvelous for Words – Frank Sinatra
With This Ring – Platters
Wrapped Up In You – Garth Brooks
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Forever and for Always – Shania Twain
Grow Old with Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley
I Could Not Ask for More – Sara Evans or Edwin McCain
I Do (Cherish You) – Mark Willis or 98 Degrees
I Love the Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery
Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
Loving You (Instrumental) – Kenny G
Once In A Lifetime – Aaron Neville & Kenny G
One Boy, One Girl – Collin Raye
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
The Luckiest – Ben Folds Five
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

Tips on wedding slideshow making and presentation:

  • Regarding pictures, a wedding slideshow can use pictures of bride and groom growing up, and pictures their life together, pictures of family and close friend.
  • 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.
  • 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 chatting or doing anything else.
  • 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.

If you have an iPad, you can create a wedding slideshow with iPad slideshow software – Photo Slideshow Director HD. Step-by-step guide to make a wedding slideshow on iPad.

Download iPad wedding slideshow maker on App Store>>