Category Archives: iPhone Slideshow App

Play iPhone slideshow on TV using Chromecast

Do you want to make slideshow simply using your favorite photos and music on your iPhone or iPad, then enjoy it on big TV screen through wifi with the function of remote control on iPhone which can use to make the slideshow play, pause or move forwards/ backwards with only taps on iPhone. If so, you are in the right place.

Here I want to introduce a convenient app which can help you cast iphone photos, music in the way of slideshow on TV through Chromecast. It features the transition effect, music cut, slideshow title and other useful functions which help to make a stunning slideshow only by taps. It is SlideshowCast App

app storeLet’s continue to see how to use it.

First, after download the SlideshowCast to iPhone/ iPad, tap the icon to launch it. Below is the interface.

slideshowcast interfaceTap “New Slideshow” button to add photos from Camera Roll/ Photo Library or take photos using built-in camera.

add photos into projectThe buttons in the bottom of the interface are used to “Add photos”, “Move and scale photos”, “Edit photos” and “Delete photos” from left to right.

So here we can crop the photos to get a part of a photo which we need, then use the built-in Photo Editor to make changes on photo.

move and scale photoWhen everything is done, tap “Next” to set “duration per slide”, “video quality”, “select background music and trim”, “Pan & Zoom”, “Transition”, “set title” and so on to make the slideshow more professional.

make settings of slideshowAfter the slideshow was made, insert the chromecast to TV, connect iPhone and chromecast to same wifi network, then you can enjoy the slideshow on TV now.


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

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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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.

How to turn your Flickr pictures into a slideshow video on iPad/ iPhone

Have many pictures in your Flickr web albums and wanna convert your Flickr pictures to animated videos for sharing? Photo Slideshow Director HD is simple and powerful slideshow video creator which can turn your pictures(including Flickr pictures) into stand-alone slideshows with music and kinds of effects.

With Photo Slideshow Director HD, you can not only import pictures from Camera Roll, but also you can use photos in Flickr, Facebook, Picasa and other web albums. So  you can add pictures from different sources to create slideshows.

Make a slideshow video from Flickr pictures on iPad / iPhone

In the following tutorial, I will take making slideshows on iPad as an example. However you can follow the steps on iPhone too.

1. Touch Web Album icon and choose Flickr album from web albums list. Then the Yahoo Flickr login window will pop up.  Enter your Yahoo ID and Password to sign in your Flickr album.

sign in flickr on ipad

Touch web album and choose Flickr

2. After signing in , all your Flickr albums will show up. Choose albums and touch photos to download them into Photo Slideshow Director HD. You can add pictures one by one by touching, or you can touch Add All to import all pictures in one album.

3. Add background music for slideshows.  Touch the Music icon, you can add songs from Music Library by Albums, Artists, Composer and More. You can add one song or more songs, then organize song order.

4. Apply various slideshow effects. For the app can apply random transitions and pan / zoom effect for all slides, the slideshow is ready for playing after adding background music. Also you can change transitions, customize ken burns effects, choose a slideshow theme, set slides and transitions time, and etc.

Photo Slideshow Director provides a powerful photo editor, so you can fix and optimize your photos before sharing them. If you like, you can even save these Flickr pictures to your Camera Roll.

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Add effects for slideshow video

5. Publish a slideshow video. After customizing a slideshow with animated effects, you have different choices to share the Flickr picture  slideshow. You can view it on iPad and TV with large monitor, or upload it to social websites for sharing.

  • Touch Play icon to watch it on iPad/ iPhone. If you want to play it in continuously looping, touch the Setting icon(like gear) and slide Repeat at end on.
  •  Watch on HDTV as a 1080p HD video by connecting iPad/ iPhone to TV via WiFi or cable. The app showcases your pictures in best quality at a resolution of 1920×1080.
  • Upload to Facebook and YouTube for sharing.  Touch Export icon and choose Facebook / YouTube, it enables you to upload a 720P HD video to Facebook / YouTube.
  • Upload to Dropbox and SkyDrive for saving , then save emails with video link to friends for sharing.
  • Save the Flickr picture slideshow to Camera Roll.
  • Transfer the slideshow to PC via its WiFi transfer feature for watching on your computer.
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Publish flickr photos as a slideshow


Create photo slideshows with iPhone slideshow software

iphone-slideshow-appNowadays, people like taking photos to record every special moment with kinds of cameras. iPhone is one of tool we can use to snap photos with its rear digital camera.  In this article, I will introduce a popular and useful slideshow app for iPhone —-Photo Slideshow Director HD. It can turn both iPhone photos and web album photos to a slideshow video with music and kinds of effects in minutes.

Let’s look at key features of  Photo Slideshow Director.

1. Create slideshows on iPhone easily.

2. Support importing photos from web albums, including Picasa, Flickr and Facebook.

3. Sync photo slideshow time with with music time automatically.

4. Powerful photo editor which can fix and improve photos.

5. Kinds of transitions, themes.

6. Customize pan&zoom effects with fingertips.

7. Support HDTV output format, play photo slideshows on HDTV by connecting iPhone to TV with Apple Digital AV adapter and HDMI cable or Apple VGA Adapter.

8. Upload photo slideshow videos to Facebook and YouTube directly from the app.

9. Wireless transfer slideshows to computer.


The following is screenshots of Photo Slideshow Director.