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Clone2Go Video Converter Professional 20 Licenses to Giveaway on Christmas 2011

Clone2Go Studio is giving away 20 licenses of Video Converter Professional to its Facebook fans. To win a copy of Clone2Go Video Converter Professional, you just leave a comment with your email address and computer OS. 20 winners will be announced on Christmas Day 2011.

Clone2Go Video Converter Professional is an excellent tool for meeting video conversion needs. With this all-in-one video converter, you can convert video files in all popular formats to specific video/audio format for playback on iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, BlackBerry and other mobile players. Besides, this video converter program serves as a powerful YouTube Downloader. You can download videos from YouTube or Google to your computer and even for your mobile device.

How to Win Clone2Go Video Converter Professional (normally priced at USD29)?

1. Like Clone2Go on Facebook
2. Leave a comment with your email address (optional) and computer OS (Windows or Mac)
3. 20 winners will be randomly picked and announced on Christmas Day
4. License codes (Windows or Mac) will be sent to winners via email the next day

Here is the Giveaway page:

Good luck and best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

How to create Christmas slideshows on iPhone

It is easy and fast to create Christmas photo slideshows on a PC. But if you have an iPhone, it is even easier and faster to make Christmas slideshows. You just need to download the cool iOS app called Slideshow+ to your iPhone. Then everything is within a few taps on your iPhone.

The iPhone app Slideshow+ lets you turn photos and music into fantastic HD slideshows in a snap, complete with the options to apply transition, choose theme, insert blank slide, add text, set Pan & Zoom effects, etc. Click the “Play” button, and you are allowed to view your creation at any time. When all settings are done, you can choose to play the slideshow on HDTV (connect your iPhone and HDTV with Apple Digital AV adaptor and HDMI cable or Apple VGA Adapter) or output the slideshow to your camera roll as a video file. The newest version of Slideshow+ even allows you to directly upload the slideshow to YouTube and share the slideshow on Facebook.

Now, let me simplify the process of making a Christmas slideshow on iPhone using Slideshow+ as step 1, 2, 3… (Some of the steps are not necessary)

1. Download Slideshow+ from the iTunes app store.

2. Create a new project.

create Christmas slideshow on iPhone

3. Add photos to the timeline from iPhone Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Folders, Facebook photo albums, Flickr photo albums, picasa Photo albums. Note: You can also take a photo with the camera app and import it into the project.

4. Add music to the timeline from iPhone Music Library.

5. By default, transitions are randomly applies to the slideshow. You can tap the die in the timeline to make the transition list pop up and choose an effect you like.

create Christmas slideshow on iPhone

6. Choose a theme for the slideshow.

create Christmas slideshow on iPhone

7. Set photo duration and transition duration.

create Christmas slideshow on iPhone

8. Tap the Clock icon to sync length of the music with that of the slideshow.

create Christmas slideshow on iPhone

9. Output the slideshow. You can choose to:

create Christmas slideshow on iPhone

a) Play the slideshow on HDTV.

b) Save the slideshow to camera roll as a video file.

c) Upload the slideshow to YouTube.

d) Share the slideshow on Facebook


Christmas Slideshow Music Suggestions

It sounds a great idea to create a Christmas slideshow to celebrate the annual Christmas festival and convey your best wishes for a Merry Christmas. You may ask your family and friends for their ideas about the music for the slideshow. If you still have no clue as to which songs you should choose for the Christmas slideshow, please take some time to look at the list of Christmas slideshow music suggestions below.

Jingle Bells
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – The Kingston Trio
White Christmas – Billy Gilman
Christmas Time – Chris and Conrad
Happy Christmas — Oscar lopez
Hark! Herald Angels Sing – Rebecca
Winter Wonderland — Rob de nijs
Christmas in My Heart – Sarah connor
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree — Christna lindberg
A Ride in The Snow – Sarah Connor
My Kind of Christmas – Christina Aguilrera kids choir
The 12 Days of Christmas – kids choir
Home for Christmas — N Sync
Christmas  Memories — Barbra Streisand
Hallelujah – Alexandra burke
Last Christmas — Taylor Swift
Christmas Tree — Lady GaGa
All I Want For Christmas is You — Mariah Carey
When Christmas Comes to  Down
Silent night – Elvis Presley
Blue Christmas — Elvis Presley
Winter wonderland – Dean Martin
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year — Amy grant
Christmas Vacation — Bobby bee
Merry Christmas Baby — LouRawls
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
I Believe In Father Christmas – State Of The Heart
I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Dean Martin
Christmas Cards – Alma Cogan
Ding Dong Merrily On High Saw Three Ships — Celtic Woman
In The Bleak Mid Winter — Bert Jansch

Photo DVD Burner Professional can help you easily create Christmas slideshows with music. You can output the Christmas slideshows as common video files (.mp4, .avi, .flv, .mov, etc) or burn Christmas slideshows to DVD discs. Besides, there are lots of transition effects, album themes, menu templates for you to choose from.

How to Create Photo Slideshow DVD for Christmas 2011

The Christmas Day is just around the corner. Have you ever thought of making a slideshow of your special photos all over the year to celebrate the special festival?

Today, I’d like to show you how to create a photo slideshow DVD in celebration of Christmas 2011 using Photo DVD Burner Professional. The steps are as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1. Organize Photos

Click the Organize Photos tab in Photo DVD Burner Professional to create one or more albums, select photos from a folder in your computer hard drive and add them to the album.

In the sub-tab of Album Photo, you can add or remove photos, rotate photos, set album thumbnail, arrange the order of the photos, etc.
Note: Double-click one single photo in the album and you will be able to personalize the photos (transition, Pan & Zoom, Text, ArtClips, Subtitle, Brightness / Contrast, etc) one by one in the Photo Configuration window.

Switch to the Transition & Music tab, and you can set background music, apply transition effect, specify transition duration, photo duration, randomize photo transitions, etc.

Create Photo Slideshow for Christmas

In the Album Theme tab, there are lots of album themes available for you to choose from. You may also add separate images to the beginning and end of the album, and edit album beginning title and ending title, such as text, effect, duration, background color, etc.

Also you are allowed to preview the whole album before the conversion by clicking the Album Preview button.

Step 2. Choose Menus

Click the Choose Menus tab in the interface of Photo DVD Burner Professional to choose a menu template for the Christmas slideshow. You can also specify the background music and background image, set font style, size, color, etc to customize the menu template.

Create Christmas DVD Photo Slideshow

Step 3. Burn Disc

Click the Burn Disc tab at the top menu to go to the conversion window. Then click the Output Format drop-down menu and choose the output format for the Christmas slideshow. You can choose to burn Christmas photo slideshows to DVD/Blu-ray discs or create Christmas photo slideshows movie. The following formats are available for you to choose from:

Christmas Photo Slideshows

iPhone App Review: Slideshow+

Slideshow+Having a decent camera built into your phone is a great tool to have around, but what do you do with all of those pictures once you take them? If you’re going to subject friends and family to an endless stream of photos that only have meaning to you, you could at least do something interesting with the presentation, right? The built-in Photos app has a slideshow feature, but Slideshow+ offers you much, much more.

Slideshow+ iPhone App Review

Load photos one at a time or in complete batches from your camera roll, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa; or just take them with the camera and drop them in. Pick any song on your device to set the slideshow to, select from several themes and dozens of slide transitions, and even let the app automatically set transition and display times in order to match the song length. Once you’re done you can watch in on your TV, export it to your photo library, or immediately share it on Facebook or YouTube.

How It Works

Slideshow+ walks and talks like any slideshow app should, and is easy to pick up and use. Create a new project, then use the selections at the bottom of the menu to start dropping in pictures and creating your presentation.

Selecting photos is easy: you browse to the source or album where the photos are, then either select individual photos to add or tap “Add All” to drop them all in the show. By default the transition between each picture is random, but you can select a theme to adjust the general look and feel of the slideshow and select transitions for each slide (or select “Apply To All” to pick one transition and stick to it). You can also tap the “Edit” icon on a photo and add text, delete the photo, manually adjust the “pan & zoom” start and end points, and more.

Slideshow+ iPhone App Review

The app features a high-quality preview feature, that lets you see with one tap how your slideshow is shaping up, and you can of course watch it in portrait or landscape mode. The tool buttons at the top let you manually adjust slide show time and transition effect time, but you can also hit “Synchronize” if you have your show set to music, and Slideshow+ will adjust the timings to make your photos match the length of the song.

Once you’re done you can export the slideshow to all of the usual destinations, or you can just watch it on an HDTV if you have the Apple adapter.

Pros And Cons

Working with Slideshow+ makes doing something with your hundreds of photos simple and fun, especially since the latest OS5 update allows you to subgroup your Camera Roll into Photo Albums. Spent all afternoon at the beach and have dozens of pictures? Drop them all in an album in the Camera Roll, then open up Slideshow+ and create a high-quality slideshow in less than a minute.

Slideshow+ iPhone App Review

While the interface has the look and feel of a professional, desktop-quality app, it is actually deceptively simple to use. The developers have done a fantastic job of showing you the options you need when you need them, and keeping hidden settings and features that are purely optional (though you will be rewarded for digging deep within the menus and options and exploring the more than 60 transitions).

The small screen is definitely the app’s greatest drawback, though that is no fault of the developers. The single best feature in the app, “Synchronize”, is tucked away under an innocuous little icon that looks like a clock of some sort, which almost caused me to miss it.


Slideshow+ is, quite frankly, a stellar slideshow app. From the easy-to-understand user interface, to the high-quality transitions and 720p HD output quality, the developers paid careful attention to every detail in order to provide a great photo experience.

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