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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 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.

How to extract or get still photos from video

Have recorded a great video and wanna capture or extract some pictures from the video to share with friends?  iPad and iPhone is available to film high-resolution videos, especially iPhone5(4s), iPad4, iPad3. However, sometimes we want to get still pictures from recorded videos for special use. For example, we want to get some pictures from a video and email them to friends, or post pictures instead of the whole video to Facebook. So how to get pictures from a video?

Photo to Video Grabber app is designed to solve our dilemma. It can help you extract high quality photos from recorded videos on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Open the app on your iOS device, import a video into it, then you can view the video frame one  by one and save any picture frames you want. The photo will be saved at the same resolution as the source video.

Key features of Photo to Video Grabber

1. Extract the best photos from a video

You can extract up to 30 different pictures of a one second video recorded with your iPhone or iPad and save them as 1080p full HD pictures.

2. Powerful Photo Editing Features

Before extracting a picture, you can edit it with the app’s built-in photo editor. You can use the photo editor to crop photos, enhancing photos, rotating photos, adding effects, add text on photos, etc. You can make your photos amazing before sharing.

3. Easy Photo Sharing Features

Besides saving photos to Camera Roll, you  can share the extracted photos in other ways, such as emailing the photos, sharing via iTunes File-Sharing, printing them out, opening  with other apps, etc.

3 Steps to extract photos from a video

Step1. Add a video to Photo to Video Grabber

Open the app on your iPad / iPhone, browse the videos in iPad / iPhone Camera Roll from the app, and add a video from which you want to extract images from.

add video

Add a video

Step2. Select photos from the video

Depend on the way you hold the iOS device, you can view the video frames one by one by swiping  up / down, or left /right. Use the “Play” icon to play/ stop the video. Then tap the photo you want to save.

select pictures from video

select a picture

Step3.  Extract photos from a video

After selecting  a photo, touch the “Image” icon in the upper right corner to save the photo to Camera Roll. You can also email the photos, share via iTunes File-Sharing, Assign to Contact, Print them out, Copy the photos, Open with other image apps such as the iPhoto, etc.

get pictures from video

save pictures to camera roll


3. Easy Photo Sharing Features

Besides saving photos to Camera Roll, you  can share the extracted photos in other ways, such as emailing the photos, sharing via iTunes File-Sharing, printing them out, opening  with other apps, etc.

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Good songs for Mother’s Day slideshow

mother-day-songMother is the one who is willing to give us endlessly love without getting back in return. On Mother’s Day, it is time to tell your mother how deep you love her too. Regarding Mother’s Day gift, you can make a special DIY gift with precious photos of you and your mother – Mother’s Day slideshow. Also you can sing a song to your mother to express your love and thanks to her.  Here are some great songs for Mothers’ Day slideshow.

To make a Mother Day slideshow, DVD Photo Slideshow is recommended. It enables you to make a Mother’s Day slideshow with music and pictures within minutes. You can personalize slideshow with transitions, pan / zoom effects, text, art-clips, themes and more. After customizing a slideshow, you can burn Mother’s Day slideshow onto DVD / CD for watching on TV. Also you can save Mother’s day slideshow as a video for iPad, iPhone, Android device, YouTube,Facebook, etc.

Related article:How to make a Mother’s Day slideshow DVD as a gift


Popular Songs for Mother’s Day Slideshow

Mamma Mia – ABBA

Mama I Love You – Spice Girls

Perfect Fan – Back Street Boys

Dear Mama – 2Pac (Tupac Shakur)

Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte

The Best Day – Taylor Swift

You’re my Best Friend – Queen

Mama I’M Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne

I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles

You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis

A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men

Day to Remember – Celine Dion

I Am Your Child – Barry Manilow

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Glory of Love – Peter Cetera

Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston

As Time Goes By – Ray Anthony

In My Life – Bette Midler

I.O.U. (Ode of Thanks to Mother) – Jimmy Dean

Let Them Be Little – Billy Dean

Mama – BJ Thomas

Oh, Mother of Mine – Temptations

Through The Years – Kenny Rogers

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

You are The Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles

Pumpkin Soup – Kate Nash

One Love – Bob Marley

In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride

Recommend:  iPad slideshow app for making Mother’s Day slideshows

How to create a Flickr slideshow for your website and blog

As one of the most popular photo sharing sites, Flickr also allows users to easily create a custom slideshow on your website or blog. In this article, I will show you how to make a Flickr slideshow and embed it to your website or blog.

To embed your Flickr photos as a slideshow on your website or blog, you just need to copy the following code to where you want the slideshow to show.

<iframe align=”center” src=” tag” width=”500″ height=”500″ frameBorder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe>

Then you need to change the id(set_id or user_id ) to your sets id or your Flickr id, and replace the tag.

Or go to this site, then paste  the address of your flickr user page or photo set or group URL address, then you will get the HTML embed code(like the code above) at once, copy and paste this html code, the Flickr slideshow is ready to show on your website or blog.  Also you can preview the slideshow at the bottom of the screen.

create a flickr slideshow for embedding

create a flickr slideshow for embedding

 The following is a slideshow I made with photos from my Flickr set.

If you want to make a professional flash slideshow for your website and blog, you can use Flash Slideshow Maker. It enables you to make a SWF slideshow with background music, kinds of transitions, text, hyperlinks and more.  Also it provides various slideshow themes, such as 3D theme, fly, professional, simple, etc.

Learn More about Flash Slideshow Maker



How to make a slideshow on Flickr

As one of the best online photo management and sharing service, Flickr also enables users to view their photos as a slideshow . Flickr slideshows are easy to create and convenient for sharing, either through a URL or an embedding code.

To create a slideshow on Flickr, you should have a Yahoo ID, then you can sign into Flickr with your Yahoo ID.

Create a Flickr photo slideshow

1. Go to Flickr homepage and sign into your Flickr account with Yahoo ID and password.

2. Click Upload button to upload photos to Flickr Photostream from your computer.

3. If you just want to create a slideshow with parts of your photos, you need to create a Set to put these photos together. Click You-> Organize->Sets->Create a new set, then drag photos from the bottom list to the set area.  Then type title and description for the new set.

4. Open a set , and click Slideshow button(highlighted), then your photos will be displayed as a slideshow. A Flickr Slideshow is finished.

Note: If you want to view all your photos on Flickr in slideshow, click You->Your photostream , then click Slideshow button to watch your photos in slideshow.

click Slideshow on Flickr

click Slideshow on Flickr

Share a Flickr slideshow

You can share a slideshow through a URL or embedding code. Click the Share option in the upper right corner of the slideshow showing window. Then  Share this slideshow window will appear, with URL and Embed HTML for the slideshow.

To share the Flickr slideshow with friends, you can mail the URL to your friends or post it to Facebook.

If you want to insert the Flickr slideshow into your website or blog, copy the HTML code and paste it to where you want to put the slideshow.

Share a Flickr slideshow

Share a Flickr slideshow

How to delete a photo album from iPad

Are you confused about how to delete an album from your iPad? To delete an album off iPad, you may consider where the album comes from first. If the albums were created on your iPad you can delete them on the iPad easily. However, if the albums were synched from your computer you can’t delete them on the iPad. You will have to sync with iTunes on your computer to delete the albums.

Case 1. Delete an album that was created on iPad

Go to the Photos App on the iPad. At the top of the screen there should be three options (Photos, Album, Places). If you have opened the Photo Stream, there will be one more Photo Stream option.Tap Albums, then tap Edit (right upper corner), then tap on the X that appears on the corner of the album you want to delete.

remove ipad album

delete album from ipad

After tapping X, a dialog window will pop up, asking if you are sure to delete the Album, select Delete. Then the album will be deleted  the iPad.

delete an album off ipad

Tap the X to delete an album


Case 2. Delete previously synced albums from iPad

Simply plug your iPad into your computer and click iPad name under DEVICES on the left sidebar in iTunes. Proceed to the Photos tab and there you will be able to remove them.

  • Open iTunes on your PC and plug iPad into your PC
  • Click your iPad name under Devices on the left sidebar.
  • Click the Photos tab on the top in iTunes management screen. Select the folder that contains your photos from the drop-down menu next to “Sync Photos From” at the top .
  • Check the Selected albums, Events and Faces, and automatically include option and place a check mark next to the album you want to sync with your iPad, and unselect the album you want to delete from iPad.
  • Click Sync in the lower right corner of the iTunes window to sync your iPad. When the sync is complete, the photo album associated with that folder is no longer on the iPad.
delete ipad album from itunes

Uncheck the album you want to delete