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Best Slideshow App for iPad 2

Is there an iPad slideshow program I can use to present and share my photos as a slideshow presentation? I have bunches of pictures on my iPad 2.

Photo Slideshow Director HD is absolutely the answer.   The iPad slideshow program is the first choice to create slideshows from pictures and share pictures in an interesting way with music, transitions, pan / zoom effects etc. It enables you to use your iPad 2 to produce eye-catching video slideshows for watching on HDTV and posting to YouTube / Facebook / Dropbox / SkyDrive.

slideshow app for ipad2

Key Features of the slideshow maker for iPad 2:

1. Create terrific slideshows with pictures and music.

2. Import photos from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram.

3. Various slideshow effects, such as transitions, ken burns effects, themes, etc.

4. Built-in powerful photo editor to edit photos, such as rotating, cropping, enhancement, effects, etc.

5. Support multiple background songs,  music and slideshows synchronization.

6. Set pan / zoom effects with pan, pinch and rotation gestures.

7. Drag and drop to arrange photos.

8. Add text and subtitles to describe your photos and slideshow.

9. Upload slideshow to Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox and SkyDrive directly.

10. Stream a slideshow to HDTV via Airplay or Apple Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable.

System Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, *-iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

slideshow transitions for ipad2

What can you do with Photo Slideshow Director HD

Watch your iPad2  photos on HDTV with music, transitions, pan & zoom effects, text and other effects:  Create a slideshow on iPad 2 with photos from iPad and web albums(Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Dropbox, Instagram), and mirror the slideshow to TV from iPad 2 for sharing with family and friends.

Create video slideshows for Facebook and YouTube: Add photos to the slideshow maker for iPad 2, personalize it with your own style, then publish it to Facebook and YouTube to wow your friends. Your friends will enjoy your dynamic slideshows.

Save your photo slideshows to Dropbox and SkyDrive and email to friends: After customizing a slideshow, you can directly upload it to Dropbox and SkyDrive for storing. It will takes a long time to email a big-size slideshow to friends, however, you can email the slideshow link to friends. They can view the slideshow when clicking the link.

Enjoy and share photos in an interesting way: Rather than watching and sharing still photos, you can use Photo Slideshow Director HD to convert photos to stand-alone slideshows with music and kinds of effects. It will be more interesting to present a dynamic slideshow than still photos.

share slideshows from iPad 2

Learn Step-by-step guide for the iPad2 slideshow software

How to burn photos & videos to DVD for playing on TV

What is the best program to burn my digital photos & videos to a DVD that will play on any TV with a DVD player?

Have many pictures and video clips for sharing with friends and family? Now you can make a slideshow DVD with your digital photos & videos, and play it on TV or DVD player. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use DVD Photo Slideshow to convert photos to a slideshow with music, and burn the photo slideshow and videos onto a DVD for playing on TV.

Free Download DVD Photo Slideshow

1. Add photos and videos

Drag your photos and videos into DVD Photo Slideshow. Photos and videos will be in different albums. If you like, you can divide photos into several albums according to your photos type. For example put photos taken in a party in the Party album and photos taken during vacation in Vacation album. You can organize photo order and video order by dragging and dropping.

add videos and  photos

Note:  DVD Photo Slideshow only supports avi video, so before adding videos, you need to convert videos to avi format. You can use our Clone2go Video Converter Free Version to convert. Please select avi from Profile drop-down list, and select msmpeg4v2 as the video codec.

free video converter

2. Personalize your photo slideshow

After adding your photos, you can customize the photo slideshow with your own style. You can select dynamic transitions and pan / zoom effects, choose a theme, add text and subtitles on photos, etc. Also you can use your own music as the slideshow background.

3. Choose a DVD menu

Click Choose Menus tab to choose a DVD menu from various templates.  After selecting a menu template, you can add background music and image for the menu, edit menu title and visibility, set navigator and preview the real effect of the video and photo slideshow DVD.

Before burning photos and videos onto DVD, you’d better preview the real effect. Select Preview tab in Choose Menus and click the Play button.

choose dvd menu

4. Burn photos and videos to DVD

Click Burn Disc  tab, and select  DVD Video Disc from Output Format drop-down list. Before burning, you need to set some parameters, including DVD/ CD File System, TV System, DVD / CD Recorder Options.

DVD / CD File System: Set Volume Label, Publish and Copyright text.

TV System: Select TV system from PAL and NTSC( PAL is used in European and Asian countries. NTSC is used throughout North / South America and Japan), select TV Aspect Ratio Correct from 4:3 and 16:9

DVD Recorder Options: Select Record Speed, DVD copies and others.

Finally, click Burn Disc button, the program will begin to burn the slideshow with photos and videos to TV.

burn photos and videos to disc


How to make a looping slideshow DVD for playing on TV

I have lots of photos and want to play them (with captions ) like a slideshow on giant TV screen in a loop. But my issue is that when the slide show gets to the end, it doesn’t loop and I don’t see the option there so I need to look for another solution.

This tutorial is about how to create a slideshow DVD with photos and videos using DVD Photo Slideshow, then play your pictures and videos on TV in a loop with a DVD player.

DVD Photo Slideshow is a professional slideshow DVD burner and video slideshow creator. You can  use it to make a looping slideshow DVD with background music, theme, text, DVD menu and more for playing on TV or DVD player. Also you can save a image slideshow for YouTube, Facebook, iPad, iPhone, Android device, etc.


1.  Import photos and personalize a slideshow

Click Organize Photos tab,  you can see five sub-tabs:  Album Photo,  Transition & Music, Album Theme and Album Preview. Drag you photos and music into DVD Photo Slideshow. You can customize it with text,  transitions, pan / zoom effects, art-clips, subtitles, etc. According to your needs, you can set the time for each photo and transition.

Import photos to video maker

2. Choose a DVD menu

Click DVD Menus tab to select a menu for your DVD slideshow.  Also you can add background music and background image for a selected DVD menu, edit menu title and visibility, etc.

To make the slideshow DVD play in a continuously loop, you need do as follows:

Click “Menu Navigator”, in “DVD Menu Navigator” area, check use “DVD menu”, and select “play current album repeatedly” from “After playing over current album”

After selecting the “play current album repeatedly”, the DVD slideshow  will play in a continuously loop on TV or DVD player.

create looping tv slideshow

select play current album repeated

3. Burn a slideshow onto DVD

Click Burn Disc tab, you can insert a DVD disk into your computer and  burn the slideshow onto DVD.  You can burn a slideshow to DVD-R / RW, DVD+R / RW, CD-R/RW.

To play a DVD slideshow on TV, you need to select  suitable TV System: PAL or NTSC.  PAL is used in European and Asian countries while NTSC is used throughout North / South America and Japan.

After selecting DVD / CD recorder and setting parameters, click Burn Disc button to burn a slideshow onto DVD.

burn slideshow to dvd for tv

burn slideshow to dvd

How to create free ringtones for iPhone

Unlike Android cellphone, iPhone does not allow you to use songs in music library as ringtone directly. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make a ringtone on your iPhone using songs from your music library.

To make ringtones for your iPhone, you need to install the Free Ringtone Maker App on your iPhone. The app is for all iOS device, iPhone, iPad and iPod.

Make a ringtone on iPhone with Free Ringtone Maker App

Ringtone Maker App is a Free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod, which allows you to create unlimited custom ringtones, text tones, and alerts using songs from your music library. It is very easy to use. Add a song from your music library, swipe the audio wave to select a short clip, then save your music as ringtone. Besides using music from Music Library to create a ringtone, you can also load music from computers, your Dropbox account or record your own voice.

After creating a ringtone, you can transfer it to computer, upload to Dropbox or email as an attachment. Off course, you can use it as your iPhone ringtone.

Launch  Ringtone Maker App(App link) on your iPhone and add a song,  you can swipe the audio wave to select a short clip as a ringtone.

add music and create ringtone


Also you can record songs or download music from Dropbox and save the music as ringtone. After importing music, you can tap the Save icon to save it as a .m4r file.

After creating a ringtone is finished, a window will pop up. Then you can set  it as your iPhone ringtone through iTunes, transfer it to PC via iTunes File Sharing, email to friends, or upload to Dropbox.

You can find the created Ringtones by tapping Ringtones’ Manager.

save music for ringtone for iphone


Sync a .m4r file to your iPhone Tones list with iTunes

You can not use the .m4r file as your iPhone ringtone directly and have them appear in the tones list. Instead, you have to save those .m4r files to your computer and sync with iTunes to get those tones working on your iPhone.

1. Plug your iPhone into PC with data cable(You can also connect iPhone to PC over WiFi). Click your iPhone name under DEVICEs in left sidebar. Select “Apps button, scroll down to “File Sharing section.
2. Select “Ringtones” from App list, you can see the “Ringtone” folder in right panel. Click “Save to…” button to export the Ringtone folder to PC(such as desktop).
export ringtone to pc
3. Add the “Ringtone” folder to “Tones” in iTunes Library list. You can drag the whole folder into Tones area, or drag certain ringtones. Note: If the Tones option does not appear in Library list, please click “View->Preference->General Preference”, and check “Tones” under “General”.
move ringtones to itunes tones
4. Click your iPhone name, and then click “Summary” tab, scroll down to “Options” section. Check “Manually manage music and videos” and apply the setting.
manually manage music and video option
5. Drag music from iTunes Tones LIBRARY to your iPhone’s Tones library.

Select a ringtone for iPhone from Tones list

Then how to find the ringtones you synced from iTunes and use it as your iPhone ringtone?

Tap the “Settings” icon from your iPhone screen, select “Sounds” from Settings list, then select “Ringtone” option from “Sounds and Vibration Patterns” list. Now you can see all the available ringtones on your iPhone, including built-in ringtones and synced ringtones.

Tap to set the ringtone for your iPhone.

How to view a slideshow in portrait or landscape mode on iPad

In this tutorial, I will show you how to change a slideshow viewing mode on iPad, from landscape mode to portrait mode, or from portrait view to landscape view. For some portrait photos, it will be better to view them in portrait view instead of landscape view, such as photos from a fashion show.

Photo Slideshow Director HD provides 2 viewing mode to present a photo slideshow: Portrait view and Landscape view. According to your photos type and your preference, you can play an iPad slideshow in landscape mode or portrait mode.

To set the slideshow playing mode, you just need to change one setting – Portrait Full Screen. If you turn it on, the slideshow will play in portrait mode, otherwise, it will play in landscape mode.

  • Tap the Gear setting icon in upper right corner, you will see Show Time, Transition Time, Repeat at end, Portrait Full Screen and other options.
  •  You can change the portrait and landscape by turning on / off Portrait Full Screen switch. Slide Portrait Full Screen ON / OFF switch to ON, you can view the slideshow in Portrait mode.  Slide the switch to OFF, you can play the slideshow in landscape mode.

slideshow portrait or landscape mode

You can follow the instructions to change the slideshow viewing mode on iPhone and iPod touch too.

Photo Slideshow Director HD(Download it from App Store)is a professional photo slideshow maker for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. You can use it to create wonderful slideshow with music and pictures on your iPad. It provides all effects to make a terrific slideshow for viewing and sharing your photos. With it, you can easily create a slideshow with photos from iPad albums, Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram,  then mirror the  slideshow to HDTV from iPad, or upload it to Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube and SkyDrive for sharing and storing.

Learn step-by-step guide to create a HD slideshow on iPad

How to delete photos from your iPad

There are some pictures you want to remove from your iPad. Some images has a trash can you can use, but others do not have. And how to delete multiple photos from an iPad? In this article, I will introduce different ways to delete pictures from iPad.

iPad’s photo app can both store photos from PC with iTunes and photos saved from from e-mail, or photos taken with iPad’s camera. You can delete photos taken with the iPad camera and saved from email and text messages on iPad easily. However, photos synced from PC must be removed through iTunes as well.

1. Delete photos on iPad directly without iTunes

Photos taken with iPad’s camera or saved from email can be removed from iPad directly. You can delete these photos one by on or delete multiple photos at the same time.

Delete one photo at a time on iPad:

  • Launch the Photos app on your iPad, open the album and find the photo you want to delete. Also you can tap the Photos tab which contains all photos on iPad to find the photo.
  • Tap the photo you want to delete to open it.
  • When the photo is displayed in full screen, tap the Trash can in upper right corner.
  • Then tap Delete Photo button to delete current photo.

delete one photo on ipad

Delete multiple photos on iPad

  • Open an album which contains photos you want to delete.
  • Tap the Edit  button in upper right corner.
  • Tap photos to select them.
  • Tap the Remove button to delete selected multiple photos.

delete multiple photos from ipad


2. Delete synced photos on iPad through iTunes

To delete photos that you transferred from PC to your iPad Photos app using iTunes, you have to connect iPad to your computer and use the sync process to delete previously synced photos.

  • Connect iPad to PC using data cable or via WiFi.
  • Open the synced album on your computer and delete the photos you want to remove from your iPad. Or you can move photos out of the album.
  • Launch iTunes on your PC. Your iPad will appear in the left sidebar under DEVICEs.
  • Click your iPad name and select Photos tab on the top in iTunes management screen, then select the edited folder from Sync Photos from drop-down list.
  • Select the “Selected albums, Events and Faces, and automatically include” option and place a check mark next to the photo albums you want to sync with your iPad. Select the album from which you removed the individual photos.
  • Click the Apply button to remove the synced photos from your iPad.