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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.

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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 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 show a slideshow from iPad to TV

After a travel or holiday, you may have many photos for sharing with families or friends. If you are trying to play your photos as a slideshow to TV from iPad, you may need to make some preparations.  First you need to create a slideshow on iPad. Then you need to have Apple Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable to connect iPad with TV. Finally, you can mirror iPad slideshow to TV.

Also you can Airplay a slideshow from iPad to TV with Apple TV. Read more>>

Requirements to mirror iPad slideshow to TV:

1. Apple Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable

2. iPad 2 or iPad 3

3. iPad slideshow app – Photo Slideshow Director HD

4. An HDMI – compatible TV

Make a slideshow on iPad and show it to TV

Step1. Make a slideshow on iPad with pictures and music

You can easily make a slideshow with Photo Slideshow Director HD(App Store Link). Just need to add photos and music into the app, then an eye-catching slideshow is ready to showcase. Wanna import photos from web albums? No problem, the slideshow maker allows you to get photos from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox , SkyDrive and Instagram by signing into your accounts.

Also you can add text and subtitles to express your feeling or describe photos, select transitions and set pan / zoom effects, choose a theme, set duration for slides and transitions, etc. Its built-in powerful photo editor enables you to edit your photos before sharing, such as rotating, cropping, adding effects, enhancing, and etc.

Step2. Connect iPad to TV with Adapter and HDMI cable

Turn on your TV. Connect the Apple Digital AV Adapter to your iPad via the 30-pin dock connector, and to your HDTV  via HDMI cable. Then change your TV input to HDMI port. Now your iPad screen should be mirrored to TV. If you want to have your iPad changed while streaming, a second 30-pin connector built into the AV adapter lets you charge and sync your device while it’s connected to your TV.

connect ipad to tv

connect ipad to tv

Step3. Tap Export icon and select playing slideshow to TV

Tap the Export icon, you will see all available options to share the slideshow, including saving slideshow to Camera Roll, posing to Dropbox / SkyDrive / YouTube / Facebook, transferring to PC over WiFi and playing on HDTV.

Tap HDTV / Airplay under Play Slideshow On list.

play ipad slideshow on tv

Select HDTV /Airplay from sharing slideshow options

Step4. Tap Play icon to mirror iPad slideshow to TV

Now it shows TV Connected in the main screen of Photo Slideshow Director HD. And your TV is showing a still picture. Tap the Play icon(play), the slideshow will begin playing on your TV in full screen. The app supports 1080p HD video slideshow, so your photos will look great on TV.

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Tap play icon

How to create a slideshow on iPad and burn it onto DVD

Wanna put your iPad photos onto a DVD with music and transitions? You can convert your photos to a stunning slideshow on iPad first, then burn the photo slideshow onto DVD for saving or watching on TV. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a slideshow with pictures and music on iPad, then transfer to PC / Mac, finally burn it onto DVD free.

Step1. Make a photo slideshow on iPad and save to Camera Roll

To make a slideshow on iPad, Photo Slideshow Director HD is recommended. It enables you to create a stunning slideshow with transitions by only adding photos and music. To make a more professional slideshow, you can replace random applied transitions between slides, sync slideshow to  music, add text and subtitles on photos, select a slideshow theme, customize ken burns effects, etc. It almost provides all the features you need to create an eye-catching slideshow.

After customizing the slideshow, hit the “Export” tab and select “Photo Library” from “Share Movie to” group.

photos to slideshow on ipad

create slideshow on ipad

Then enter title and description for the slideshow and select a video resolution. Tap “Publish Now!” to convert the slideshow to a mp4(or mov) video and save it to iPad Camera Roll.

save slideshow to camera roll

Step2. Transfer a video slideshow to PC from iPad

Photo Slideshow Director HD provides 2 ways to transfer a slideshow to computer: iTunes and WiFi transfer. Obviously if your PC and iPad both use the same WiFi, the app’s WiFi transfer feature can be the first choice. Also you can connect iPad to PC and download the slideshow to PC with iTunes.

1. Wirelessly transfer a video slideshow to PC from iPad

  • Tap the “Export” tab and select “Wifi Transfer” from the “Share Movie to ” group. Then a “Wifi Transfer” window will pop up with a URL and tips.

download ipad slideshow to pc via wifi

  • Enter the URL into your computer browser, the saved slideshow in step1 will be listed. Click the slideshow name to download it.

download ipad slideshow to pc

2. Download a slideshow to PC with iTunes

  • Open iTunes on your PC
  • Plug your iPad into your computer or connect iPad to PC via WiFi
  • Click iPad name under “DEVICES” in the left sidebar
  • Click “Apps” from the upper part options and scroll down to “File Sharing” area
  • Select “PhotoDirector” from the Apps list, find the slideshow under “PhotoDirector Documents” and drag it to your computer

Step3. Burn a slideshow onto DVD

1. Burn a video slideshow to DVD on Windows

On Windows, Windows DVD Maker could be the first choice to burn a video to DVD. However because Windows DVD Maker does  not support mp4 or mov, so you have to convert the video slideshow to avi format first.

  • Convert the mp4 or mov video slideshow to avi format with Clone2go Video Converter Free Version.  Drag the slideshow from your computer into the free video converter, then choose AVI Video from “Profile” drop-down list, then click “Start Encode” in the lower right corner. After converting is finished, click “Folder” to find the converted avi video.

free video converter

  • Open Windows DVD Maker, and drag the avi video slideshow into it, click “Next” to customize DVD menu and preview the video. After that, Click “Burn” to burn the slideshow onto DVD.

free burn video to dvd on windows

2. Burn a slideshow onto DVD on Mac

If your Mac is pre-installed with iDVD, you can use iDVD to burn the video to DVD. However, If your Mac has a new operation system of 10.7 or 10.8 without iDVD, Burn(a free DVD burner) can be helpful.

The Free mac DVD burner is very easy to use. Import your video slideshow into the software and it will automatically convert the video to mpg format video,then click the “Burn” button to burn the slideshow onto DVD.

free dvd burner for mac

Best slideshow presentation software for iPad 3

One of the pleasure of taking photos is to share with friends and family. Slideshow can be a best way to present and share our photos. To convert digital photos to a slideshow, a slideshow software is needed. In this article, I will introduce a popular slideshow maker for iPad 3, which can be used to produce amazing slideshows with music and transitions easily – Photo Slideshow Director HD.

Intro of this iPad 3 slideshow app:

 Photo Slideshow Director HD enables you to merge photos from iPad 3 Camera Roll and web albums(Picasa,Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram) into a slideshow. It allows you to add transitions, ken  burns effects, background music, themes, text and more to slideshows. It almost has all the features you can use to create a stand-alone slideshow. Then you can view the slideshow on iPad 3 or HDTV(via airplay) or upload to Facebook / YouTube / Dropbox/ SkyDrive for sharing, even you can transfer the slideshow to PC via WiFi with its built-in transfer feature.

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Attractive features of this slideshow maker

1. Import photos from different sources

It supports several web albums, including Picasa,Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram. So you can get photos from these web albums and create a slideshow.  Sign into your web album accounts then  import photos to a slideshow project.

2. Create slideshows as easy as 123

You can easily finish a slideshow by only adding photos and music. The app will automatically apply random transitions to all slides. Also you can change transitions, customize pan / zoom effects, add text and subtitles, choose a theme to make your slideshow more professional.

3. Powerful Photo Editor

Its built-in photo editor can meet most of your photo editing needs, such as rotating, applying effects, cropping, enhancing, etc. Besides, it allows you to save edited photos to iPad Camera Roll. So it can be used as a Photo Editor for iPad.

4. Upload Slideshow to Facebook, Dropbox, YouTube and SkyDrive

After customizing a slideshow, you have different choices to share a slideshow. Besides saving to Camera Roll or streaming to HDTV, you can directly post it to Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox and SkyDrive for sharing and saving.

5. Ready for TV output with Apple TV, Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter

Photo Slideshow Director HD can stream your photo slideshow to big-screen HDTV in best quality.The output image resolution is 1920×1080. You can mirror the slideshow to HDTV via airplay or by connecting your iPad 3 to TV with with Apple Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable or with a Apple VGA Adapter.

Step-by-step guide on making a slideshow on iPad3

How to sync slideshow to background music

With Photo Slideshow Director HD, you can easily create a slideshow with pictures and music. However you may need to sync slideshow to music because the time duration between slideshow and background music.

1. After adding pictures to the slideshow app, touch “Music” icon and select songs for the slideshow. You can organize songs added by tapping “Background Music List”.

2. Click the “Clock” icon to bring up the small “Music and Slideshow Synchronization” window.

3. Wipe “Music Slideshow” ON/ OFF switch to ON.

4. Tap “Sync Music and Slideshow” button, the app will automatically adjust the showing time of each photo to make the whole slideshow time the same with background music time.

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slideshow and music synchronization

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.

add text and subtitle to slideshow

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.

add slideshow subtitle

add slideshow subtitle

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