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How to create a slideshow on the Apple iPad

Thanks to a big display with 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi), the Apple iPad is perfect for watching slideshows of your favorite photos.

To find out how to create a new slideshow, just follow our simple instructions:

  • Tap the Photos icon in the dock on the iPad home screen
  • Open an album or stack
  • Select Slideshow from the action button dropdown in the top right hand corner of the screen
  • You can opt to have music on or off and choose a song from your iTunes library
  • Next, choose a transition effect for transitions between photos
  • Tap Start Slidehsow and the slideshow will begin

To use the iPad as a digital photo frame that will automatically cycle through all of your photos, simply tap the slideshow icon in the bottom right corner of the iPad lock screen (to the right of “slide to unlock”).

However, if you want to show your photos in a cooler way, it is recommended downloading the popular iPad slideshow app named Photo Slideshow Director HD from the iTunes app store.

Photo Slideshow Director HD

Here are some features of Photo Slideshow Director HD that I’d like to highlight:

  • Apart from photos from your iPad Photo Library, this app lets you import photos from Facebook photo albums, Picasa photo albums and Flickr photo sets as well.
  • You can add more than one song as the background music.
  • There are dozens of transitions available for your choice.
  • You can export the slideshow as an HD video, which can be easily transferred to your PC or Mac.
  • You can directly upload the encoded slideshow video to YouTube and Facebook.
  • The cool photo editor feature allows you to beautify each photo.
  • Directly stream the slideshow to HDTV for showing on its big screen

Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad Version 3.0 Released

Socusoft has updated its iPad app Photo Slideshow Director HD to version 3.0. New photo editing function has been added to the new version. With just a few taps, you can crop, rotate and flip the photo in slideshow, adjust the brightness, saturation and contrast, apply beautiful stylistic effects to photos, remove red eyes, add text or drawing on photos and more. All these photo editing features will make your slideshow amazing.

Photo Slideshow Director HD is an excellent photo slideshow app that lets you use your iPad to organize your digital photos from camera roll, picasa web albums, Facebook photo albums, Flickr photo sets and create eye-catching slideshows in minutes. It exports slideshows to HD videos for sharing on YouTube and Facebook or for playback on an even bigger screen of your HDTV.

Photo Slideshow Director HD

Key Features of Photo Slideshow Director HD

  • Make photo slideshow on iPad easily.
  • Export slideshow to HD movie.
  • Make music video for your favorite songs easily.
  • Support Picasa, Facebook and Flickr web album.
  • HD full screen slideshow presentation.
  • Ready for TV output with Apple Digital AV Adaptor or Apple VGA Adaptor.
  • Support RAW image format and big size images imported with Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
  • To make a photo slideshow, this app is faster than iMovie. With the encoded video, you can import to iMovie for further editing.
  • Mirror slideshow to HDTV directly via AppleTV AirPlay (with iOS 5.0 and iPad2).
  • Powerful yet easy to use photo editor.

What’s New in Version 3.0

  • Added a new photo editing function. Now you can apply effects, crop, rotate, enhance photo, adjust brightness, sharpness and remove red eyes with built-in photo editor.
  • Project icon can be changed.

Pricing and Availability

Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad Version 3.0 ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo-slideshow-director-hd/id457847244?mt=8 ) is only $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac V2.2.5 Released

Clone2Go announced the newest version of its freeware YouTube Downloader for Mac V2.2.5. With Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader, Mac users can easily and quickly download online videos from YouTube as MP4, FLV or 3GP files.

If you are a Mac user and you enjoy YouTube videos, Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac is just made for you. Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac does not only allow you to download clips and videos from YouTube, but it is also able to convert any YouTube video into other formats of your choice, including FLV, MP4 and 3GP. Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac is a free software and runs on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7).

Free YouTube Downloader for Mac

Key Features of Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac:

* Download movies, TV shows, music videos from YouTube.
* Convert YouTube videos to FLV, 3GP, MP4 files.
* Download and convert YouTube HD videos as HD MP4 files.
* Download YouTube videos for portable players such as iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Mobile Phone, etc.
* Batch download multiple online videos from YouTube.
* Support Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion.

What’s New in Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac V2.5.0:

* Fixed the “Failed: Could not find media URL” error.
* Fixed some minor bugs.

Download, Availability and Upgrade:

Clone2Go YouTube Downloader for Mac V2.5.0 is totally free. It works perfectly with Intel based Mac OS X 10.5 above. You can visit http://www.clone2go.com/products/mac-youtube-downloader.php to download it for free. To upgrade to the latest version, just remove the old version from your Mac and download the new version to reinstall it.

Socusoft Brings Advanced Photo Editing Features to Photo Slideshow Director 3.0 iPhone App

Socusoft, a leading software company specialized in Photo Slideshow, Flash Slideshow, Video Conversion, Web Video Player, etc. around the world, announces Photo Slideshow Director 3.0 (previously named Slideshow+) and brings a lot more advanced photo editing features to the newest version of this popular iPhone app.

Featuring lots of dynamic transition effects and theme styles, Photo Slideshow Director lets you use your iPhone to organize your digital photos from camera roll, Picasa web albums, Facebook photo albums, Flickr photo sets and create eye-catching slideshow in no time. It also allows you to export slideshows to HD videos for sharing on YouTube and Facebook or for playback on an even bigger screen of HDTV.

There are lots of powerful photo editing options embedded into Photo Slideshow Director 3.0. Now in this version, you will be able to edit each single photo, such as cropping (custom sizes and standard print sizes), adjustments of brightness / contrast / saturation / sharpness, flip or rotate the photo’s orientation, red-eye removal, teeth whitening, and blemish removal as well as more advanced effects like auto-enhance, night-enhance, and the ability to draw or add text to the image.

Photo Slideshow Director 3.0

Key Features of Photo Slideshow Director 3.0

1. Encode photo slideshow to HD MP4 movie at a very high speed with super quality.
2. Directly upload slideshow to YouTube or Facebook.
3. Make slideshow from Picasa, Facebook and Flickr web albums easily.
4. Add background music to the slideshow.
5. Feature lots of transition effects and theme styles.
6. Editing features such as add text narration, insert blank images, set transition duration and photo duration, sync music, etc.
7. All photos are processed with highest quality settings and played with best result.
8. Powerful yet easy to use photo editor.
9. Photo Slideshow Director is ready for playing slideshow on HDTV directly.

What’s New in Version 3.0

1. Added photo editing function. Now you can crop, rotate and flip the photo in slideshow, adjust the brightness, saturation and contrast, apply beautiful stylistic effects to photos, remove red eyes, add text or drawing on photos.
2. Improved subtitle editing function
3. Added launch image

Device Requirements

* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
*14.2 MB

Pricing and Availability

Photo Slideshow Director (Slideshow+) for iPhone 3.0 ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slideshow-photo-to-movie-music/id462690585?mt=8 ) is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.