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The iPhone App Slideshow+ Updated with Support for Uploading Slideshow Video to Facebook and YouTube

Slideshow+ for iPhoneSocusoft Co. Ltd. has just announced the updated version of their iPhone app Slideshow+. Now the newest version supports directly uploading the slideshow video to YouTube and sharing the slideshow video on Facebook.

Slideshow+ ( is a photo slideshow app that lets you use iPhone to organize photos, Picasa albums, Facebook photos, Flickr photo sets, music and create eye-catching slideshows. Featuring lots of dynamic transition effects and theme templates, Slideshow+ helps you to export the project to HD slideshow video and play the slideshow on HDTV with Apple Digital AV adaptor and HDMI cable or Apple VGA Adapter at hi-resolution of 1280×720. What’s more, it lets you directly upload the slideshow video to YouTube and share the slideshow video on Facebook.

Slideshow+ for iPhone

Key Features of Slideshow+ Version 2.4

1. More than 60 attractive dynamic transition effects for slideshow
2. Export to 720p HD photo music video at very high speed and quality
3. Import Picasa, Facebook and Flickr web albums photo and make a slideshow with a few taps
4. Take photos and make instant photo slideshow on the go
5. Play Hi-resolution slideshow on HDTV using Apple Digital AV Adaptor or Apple VGA Adapter.

What’s New in Slideshow+ Version 2.4

1. Support uploading slideshow video to YouTube
2. Support sharing slideshow video on Facebook

Availability and Pricing

Slideshow+ for iPhone 2.4 is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.

Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad V2.4 Available Free For Limited Time

Socusoft Co.Ltd. has just updated their iPad app Photo Slideshow Director HD to version 2.4. In company with this upgrade, the app is now free on the iTunes app store for a limited time. The features added to the newest version include Pan & Zoom settings for each slide and the ability to directly upload the slideshow video to Facebook and YouTube.

Wanna show your photos in a different way? Download Photo Slideshow Director HD ( to turn your photos and music into fantastic slideshow in minutes on your iPad. It also exports slideshows to HD videos for sharing on YouTube and Facebook or playback on an even bigger screen — your HDTV.

Photo Slideshow Director HD 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 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

Key Features of Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad:

1. Make photo slideshow on iPad easily.
2. Export slideshow to HD movie.
3. Make music video for your favorite songs easily.
4. Support Picasa, Facebook and Flickr web album.
5. HD full screen slideshow presentation.
6. Ready for TV output with Apple Digital AV Adaptor or 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 2.4:

1. Add Pan & Zoom settings function for each slide, you can use pan,pinch,rotation gesture to set the pan & zoom start and end frame.
2. Support uploading slideshow video to YouTube.
3. Support uploading slideshow video to Facebook.

Availability and Pricing:

Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad is available on the iTunes app store ( at the Photo & Video category. The regular price is $2.99, but it is now free for a limited time in company with the upgrade.

Slideshow+ Review by

Slideshow+ iPhone App Slideshow+ Review

Slideshow+ ($1.99)by Socusoft

Available on iPhone & iPod Touch There’s probably a billion slideshow apps in the App Store, but this is the first one I’ve ever tried. With that said… this one’s pretty good! From the first time I opened the app I probably could have made the video below in about five minutes if I hadn’t been screwing around and tinkering with all the tools it offers for fancying up photo slideshows.

Slideshow+ lets you import photos from your camera roll, Facebook, Flickr, or Picasa and you can add tunes from the Music app (formerly known as the iPod). It’s super easy to get things started and slap together a quick video, but doing things like moving photos around and adding title slides is more difficult.


I tried to add a title slide to my video above but it just didn’t work, and I also had some problems with moving photos around using the drag and drop function. You can also move photos left or right, one spot at a time, but if you’re dealing with a lot of photos that can be kind of a pain in the ass.

Another problem I came across was importing photos from my camera roll. Bringing in pics from Facebook was super easy because I could select a bunch and import them with one tap, but for some reason I could only bring in one photo at a time from the camera roll.

What Slideshow+ does exactly right, however, is the way it syncs your photos to the length of the song you’re using. In my Terry the Dawg video above, the photos begin and end with the song and everything in between is timed accordingly, and making that happen only took a couple of taps.

There are lots of other things that Slideshow+ does right as well… transitions between photos, themes that determine how the slideshow plays out, and other timing options. I just hope the bugginess in the title slides and drag-and-drop gets fixed! Oh yeah, and importing from the camera roll needs to improve, too.

It’s a pretty good app right now, but it could be great.

Visual Presentation Nice
Ease of Use Quick & dirty slideshows should be easy, but it gets harder after that
Functionality Basic functions are good overall, but some bugs need to be worked out
Value vs. Price If the bugs get fixed then $1.99 sounds right, but right now I’d like it better at $.99
Overall Good, potentially great after working out the kinks
App Name: Slideshow+ (iTunes)
Version: 2.3
Price as of this writing: $1.99. A free version of this app is not available at this time.
iTunes category: Photo & Video
Available on: iPhone & iPod Touch
Developer: Socusoft
Device & iOS used for review: iPhone 4, iOS 5.0

Photo Slideshow Video Created by Slideshow+ iPhone App

This video is created by Slideshow+ ( ), an iPhone app mainly used to make slideshows of photos on iPhone and iPod touch. With it, you can turn photos in your Camera Roll, Facebook album, Flickr album, Picasa album into fantastic slideshows, decorated with transitions, themes, music, text, etc.

Above all, Slideshow+ enables you to play slideshows on HDTV if you connect your iPhone and HDTV with Apple Digital AV adaptor and HDMI cable.


How to Create Thanksgiving Photo Slideshow

Thanksgiving Day is a time to give thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons… If you are going to host a Thanksgiving party, it is a great idea to create photo slideshows being played during the reception, showcasing the important moments of your family for the whole year. It is very easy and fast to create a Thanksgiving’s Day photo slideshow with Photo DVD Burner Professional. Now let’s take a look at how it performs:

Step 1. Organize Photos

Click the Organize Photos tab in Photo DVD Burner Professional to create one or more albums, select your family’s 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 (your favorite Thanksgiving songs), apply transition effect, specify transition duration, photo duration, randomize photo transitions, etc.

Create Photo Slideshow for Thanksgiving

In the Album Theme tab, there are lots of album themes available for you to choose from. You may also add separate photos 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 Thanksgiving slideshow. You can also specify the background music and background image, set font style, size, color, etc to customize the menu template.

Create Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving slideshow. You can choose to burn Thanksgiving photo slideshows to DVD/Blu-ray discs or create Thanksgiving photo slideshows movie. The following formats are available for you to choose from:

Make Thanksgiving Photo Slideshows