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The perfect slideshow maker for your iPhone and iPad Slideshow+: App Review

Slideshow+ App ReviewThere are a lot of occasions when you would like to utilize your iPad’s or iPhone’s screen in a new and exciting way. Whether its turning your device into scary monster on Halloween, using your iPad as virtual candle for your dinner or decorating your house by using iPad as a digital picture frame on this holiday season.

Though we have seen a couple of apps which help you do this with your iPad but Slideshow+, the app we are going to talk about in the review is highly advanced due to the variety of customizations it offers.

You start by adding new images to your slideshow, either by directly taking a photo or from the camera roll. The pictures are added in a order which can be arranged later while you add individual transition effects to each image, background and text. The text and backgrounds are completely customizable with text with custom font types, styles, colour and sizes thus you make your memorable moments more remarkable by adding a comment below it. It’s also an interesting idea to create “thoughts of the day” kind of look by using backgrounds or your own images along with some of your favorite thoughts collection. Slideshow+ gives you multiple possibilities of its usage in your life.

The app comes with wide choices of slideshow themes which include unique backgrounds effects, image transitions effects, image sizes, borders, and different selective combination of these to be used quickly with your albums. While we love our beautiful memories in bright colors, some music makes it an even better experience. The slides can be edited independently and also all together. You get total control of how each slide is started and how it shows up along with the order it is displayed in.

If you wish to play similar effects with your photos stored in Picasa web album, flick album or facebook album you can simply login to these services from the app and start turning your album into an amazing piece of creativity.

Each album you customize is saved as a project on device and can be shared as movie on YouTube and Facebook, saved as movie to your photo library and viewed on your IPad or HDTV with HD support.

Slideshow+ is one of the most advanced and easy to use picture presentation app available on the app store. The app offers a good value for money with both versions – iPhone $1.99 and iPad $2.99. The iPad version of the app Photo Slideshow Director HD offers full HD 1080p support and more enhancements over the native iPhone version.

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Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad Version 2.5 Released

Socusoft Co. Ltd. has released Photo Slideshow Director HD Version 2.5. New features in this version include adding text to photo, inserting blank slides, customizable themes, background for Christmas, birthday, etc.

Photo Slideshow Director HD is an iOS slideshow app that lets you use your iPad to organize digital photos from camera roll, picasa web albums, Facebook photo albums, Flickr photo sets and create eye-catching slideshow in minutes. It’s an ideal tool for you to share your great shots with family and friends on big screen HDTV with iPad and also a great iPad app for you to present your business photos quickly and easily.

Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPadKey Features

1. Make photo slideshow on iPad easily
With taps and drags on iPad, you can turn your photo collections and music into live and dynamic slideshow with ease. With slideshow themes, you just need to add photos and music then your slideshow is ready for showing. You can also add text narration, adjust transition effects to customize slideshow.

2. Export slideshow to HD movie
With a simple click, you can encode the slideshow to HD video so you can transfer to PC, upload to YouTube and Facebook. The video encoding is very fast with almost 1x speed. You can watch the slideshow movie on TV via AppleTV AirPlay.

3. Make music video for your favorite songs easily
With the music sync function, you can create a slideshow music video for your favorite song easily. Just add song and photos, the App will sync music and pictures automatically.

4. Support Picasa, Facebook and Flickr web album
You can import Picasa albums,Facebook Photos and Flickr albums to this app and play your Picasa,facebook and Flickr web album or transform them to slideshow movies as easy as 1,2,3.

5. HD full screen slideshow presentation
Photo Slideshow Director is designed to show the best quality of your photos, all photos are processed with highest quality settings and played with best result.

6. Ready for TV output with Apple Digital AV Adaptor or Apple VGA Adaptor
Photo Slideshow Director is ready for showing on ever bigger HDTV screen. The output image resolution is 1920×1080. Your photos will looks great with highest quality on big TV screen when you connect your iPad with Apple Digital AV Adaptor and HDMI cable or with a Apple VGA Adaptor.

7. Support RAW image format and big size images imported with Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.

8. To make a photo slideshow, this app is faster than iMovie. With the encoded video, you can import to iMovie for further editing.

9. Mirror slideshow to HDTV directly via AppleTV AirPlay (with iOS 5.0 and iPad2)

What’s New in Version 2.5

1. Support adding text to photos, text layout can be changed by pan, pinch and rotation gestures.

2. Insert blank images, this new version includes more background for Christmas, birthday. With text function, you can easily add titles and credits to slideshow.

3. slideshow Theme can be customized by changing background and applying pan & zoom settings to all photos in slideshow.

4. Add rotating photo function.

Availability and Pricing

Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad Version 2.5 is available on the iTunes app store ( at the Photo & Video category. It costs $2.99 to download.

Save $10 on TuneClone Audio Converter during Christmas holiday

The Christmas Day is just around the corner. To celebrate the holiday, TuneClone is offering a $10 coupon to its customers. Now during the Christmas holiday, you can save $10 on TuneClone Audio Converter (for Windows or Mac) with coupon TUNE-P78N.

This page gives the detailed info:

About TuneClone Audio Converter

TuneClone Audio Converter converts iTunes music to plain MP3 via virtual CD burning. It simulates the burning, ripping and encoding process by installing a virtual CD burner. All you need to do is burn your iTunes playlist to TuneClone’s Virtual CD Drive. TuneClone will convert iTunes music to MP3 automatically.

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Key Features of TuneClone Audio Converter

1. Remove DRM protection from purchased music files with a few clicks by using a virtual CD burning approach. You can play the converted DRM free music files with Media Player or any MP3 players including Zune, Cell Phone, Pocket PC, PDA, etc.

2. Preserve ID3 tags for artist, album, title, artworks, etc.

3. Converted songs have NO DRM restriction anymore.

4. Easy to install and easy to use with a very handy and clear user interface.

5. Very high speed. Compared with using real CD-R or CD-RW disc, TuneClone’s virtual CD burning can use the maximum writing speed and your music files can be converted at a very high speed.

6. Batch convert a large collection of music files.

Availability and Pricing

You can download TuneClone Audio Converter (for Windows or Mac) for a try from its official website Normally, it is priced at $34.95, but you can receive $10 off the regular price during the Christmas season.

Make Music Videos and Slideshows on Your iPhone


Slideshow+ (by Shenzhen Socusoft Co.) lets you quickly create dynamic photo and music slideshows right on your iPhone, and once exported to HD photo movie they can be shared with others on YouTube, Facebook or viewed on a High Definition TV. This application lets you bypass the long editing process by cutting down creation time of slideshows or music videos. This app allows you to immediately add your photos from a variety of locations (capture new with camera, camera roll, photo stream, import from Facebook, Picasa, Flickr) with the tap of the finger, allowing for multiple images to be added all at once into your new slideshow’s timeline. Transitions are automatically placed between clips and can be changed by tapping on the die, which is the standard transition effect. Once you tap on the die, a transition menu effect list populates with a visual/text explanation for all transition effects, simply tap on the new transition and exit, and it will be added. Music can be accessed and added quickly from your iPod — and is a snap! Finally, you can select one of several overall themes that will display your slideshow, and before you know it you’re done. Now, you’re ready to watch your creation by tapping on the play icon on the bottom navigation menu.

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There are some other editing options that you can use to manipulate each individual image/clip, as well as create an intro and outro clip before you share your creation. This can be done by exporting your slideshow or music video in 720 HD quality (quickly) allowing your creations to be shared on YouTube, Facebook, or viewed on HDTV with the help of an Apple digital AV adaptor or Apple VGA adapter. Slideshow+ is a “sleeper” photo-editing application that lets you get creative with your pics and music super fast and then letting you share them just as fast.

Slideshow+ iPhone App Details

Title: Slideshow+
Price: $1.99
Size: 9.1 MB
Category: Photography
Developer: Shenzhen Socusoft Co., Ltd
Store: iTunes App Store

Slideshow+ iPhone App Download Link

Slideshow+ - Shenzhen Socusoft Co., Ltd

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