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Photo Story App Available on iTunes App Store

Photo Story App, developed by Shenzhen Socusoft Co., Ltd, is now available on the iTunes App Store. Photo Story App is an iPhone/iPad/iPod app that lets you organize your digital photos from Camera Roll and Instagram, and turn them into video momentarily with instant preview. You are allowed to edit photos, add background audio, adjust duration, enable Pan & Zoom, add title, and more with ease. A video story will be generated in no time, ready to be saved to Camera Roll, emailed to others, and shared to Instagram in one tap.

Photo Story App works with all iPhone, iPad an iPod models running iOS 5.0 or above, including iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4s/4/3GS, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 (the New iPad), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad mini, iPod touch 5/4, and more.

Download Photo Story App from the iTunes App Store now to start to instantly turn your Camera Roll and Instagram photos into short videos and create your own visual story on iPhone/iPad/iPod.

download photo story app from app store

Key Features of Photo Story App

Photo Story App

1. Select Pictures from Camera Roll

Instantly create a short video with photos from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Camera Roll.

2. Select Instagram Photos

Add your own or your following’s Instagram photos and the Instagram photos you liked to make Instagram moments flow.

3. Add Background Music

Add background music from the music library to fit the story. Photo Story also allows you to trim the music so that you can get the exact length of the music you need.

4. Personalize Your Story

Customize your story by adding captions, setting Pan & Zoom effects, adjusting duration, and more.

5. Share Your Story

Save your video to Camera Roll, email it, and share it to Instagram in one tap.

Instantly Create Video with Camera Roll and Instagram Photos on iPhone

Whether it’s birthday party, natural magnificence, baby’s first step, or lover’s first kiss, so many splendid moments in life should not be just still pictures saved on your phone. Why not get Photo Story App to bring all those precious moments to life?

Photo Story App lets you turns pictures into video in one tap. You can add photos from Camera Roll and Instagram, and generate short videos momentarily with instant preview. You can also edit photos, add background music, enable Pan & Zoom effects, adjust duration, insert title and more as you like to personalize your video. When the video is ready, you can save it to Camera Roll, email it, or share it to Instagram in one tap.

Download Photo Story App from the iTunes App Store now to start to instantly turn your Camera Roll and Instagram photos into short videos and create your own visual story on iPhone/iPad/iPod.

download photo story app from itunes app store

Photo Story App is specially optimized for Instagram. First, you can import Instagram photos to make your Instagram moments flow. You can add your own or your following’s Instagram photos and the Instagram photos you liked as well. Second, there are options for Instagram video sharing only, like cropping the images to square and setting the video duration to 15 seconds. Then you are allowed to share your video story to Instagram directly.

Photo Story App

Photo Story iPhone App

You can go to to learn more about it.

Top 50 Christmas Songs

What are you preparing for Christmas 2013? Picking presents for your kids? Decorating your house with Christmas trees? Planning a special family party? If you are tired of these yet do have a good Christmas idea, why not start now and create a Christmas slide show movie for your family? It is easy to create Christmas slideshows with a slideshow maker. What may take you more time and energy is the selection of photos. And music is an indispensible part of a slide show. You should also choose one or more songs that best match your Christmas slideshow. Here, let’s focus on the music part and take a look at the following 50 Christmas songs that can be used as the background music of a Christmas slideshow movie.

Christmas music

No. Name Artist
1 What Christmas Means to Me Al Green
2 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
3 White Christmas Aaron Neville
4 A Christmas to Remember Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
5 Winter Wonderland Brooks & Dunn
6 Frosty the Snowman
7 Christmas Must Be Tonight the Band
8 All I Want for Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
9 Silver Bells
10 Merry Christmas Darling The Carpenters
11 Old City Bar Trans-Siberian Orchestra
12 Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid
13 The 12 Days of Christmas
14 Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town The Beach Boys
15 Christmas Wrapping Spice Girls
16 All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
17 Fairytale of New York Pogues
18 Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
19 It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Gonzo & Rizzo
20 The Christmas Tree Eve Boswell
21 Away in a Manger Susan Boyle
22 I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Dean Martin
23 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Dean Martin
24 I Wish You A Merry Christmas
25 I’ll Be Home For Christmas Reba McEntire
26 Joy To The World Patty Loveless and Jon Randall
27 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
28 Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
29 The Christmas Guest Johnny Cash
30 Merry Xmas John Lennon
31 The Angels Cried Alan Jackson & Alison Krauss
32 Oh Holy Night Martina McBride
33 Silent Night Faith Hill
34 Breath of Heaven Amy Grant
35 All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan Kenny Chesney
36 Brand New Christmas Hot Chocolate
37 Do You Hear What I Hear Carrie Underwood
38 Baby, It’s Cold Outside Dean Martin
39 Jingle Bells
40 The Christmas Song The Raveonettes
41 If We Make It Through December Merle Haggard
42 Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
43 Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
44 Santa Baby Mindy McCready
45 Deck the Hall
46 The Snowmen Hokey Cokey
47 Driving Home for Christmas Chris Rea
48 Happy Holidays Andy Williams
49 Carol of the Bells
50 Merry Christmas Baby Bruce Springsteen

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Create Christmas Slideshow Easily

I want to make a slideshow of photos for my kids for Christmas. I’m going to back it with music. Any suggestions for one or more appropriate songs?

It is a brilliant idea to create slideshows in celebration of a special and unforgettable Christmas. With slideshow software, you can easily create a decent Christmas slide show. The slideshow maker entitled DVD Photo Slideshow is highly recommended for making Christmas slideshows. It features dozens of transitions, theme styles and DVD menu templates. It also lets you add background music, insert text, edit individual slides, set Pan & Zoom effects, specify duration, and more. You can either encode your Christmas slideshow into a video file or to burn your Christmas slideshow onto a DVD disc.

Christmas Slideshow

Here is the step-by-step guide about how to create Christmas slideshows using DVD Photo Slideshow: (Mac) (Windows)

Create Slideshow on Mac and Transfer to iPad Air

The iPad Air features a thinner design that is only 7.5 millimeters thick and a smaller bezel similar to the iPad mini. It uses the same 9.7-inch Retina display as the previous iPad model, comes with the redesigned iOS 7 and is equipped with the 64-bit Apple A7 processor and a M7 coprocessor.

The dimension of iPad Air is 9.4-by-6.6-by-0.29 (in) and the resolution is up to 2048-by-1536, which makes iPad Air wih Retina display an ideal device for watching HD movies. Apart from movies and TV shows purchased from iTunes Store, you can also transfer video files from your computer to your iPad Air for playing. And if you have a great number of photos stored in your computer, you can also enjoy them on your iPad Air in a special way by turning them into slideshow movies.

In this post, I’d like to show how you can make a slide show of photos on Mac and transfer the slideshow video to iPad Air for playing. The only tool you need is DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac. With this slideshow maker, you just add your favorite photos and songs to the project to generate a slide show. Then you can personalize the slideshow with transitions, theme, text, speech bubbles, Pan and Zoom effects, etc. When the slideshow is all right, encode it into a video file. And now you can transfer the generated video file to your iPad Air with the sync of iTunes.

1. Download and install DVD Photo Slideshow

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2. Add photos and music

In the Images tab, you will be able to browse all the photos in your Mac. You can drag photos from iPhoto library or other folders in your Mac hard drive to the timeline.

add photos to slideshow

Switch to the Music tab, and you will be able to add music from GarageBand or iTunes library to the timeline. You can load songs from other folders in your Mac hard drive as well.

3. Set theme and transition

Click the Theme tab, and you can select a theme for your slideshow. You can also click the Customize button and select a background image for the theme.

By default, the transition effects will be applied randomly and marked as dice icons. You can click the dice icon and select the transition effect you like. You can also choose to apply the transition to all photos.

set transition

4. Encode slideshow into MP4 video

Click menu DVD Photo Slideshow Professional -> Preferences… to go to the Options window. There you can specify the path and format (MP4 or MOV) for the output file.

To transfer the slideshow video to iPad Air, simply choose MP4 as the output format.

Then click menu Share and choose Encode to Movie.

In the Share Video window, you can write title and description and set Video Size (Medium – 360, Large – 540p, HD – 720p or HD – 1080p) for the output video.

share video

5. Transfer slideshow video to iPad Air

When the encoding is done, you can get the output slideshow video in the output folder specified in Step 4. Then connect your iPad Air with your Mac via the provided USB cable, launch iTunes, add the slideshow video file to the library and get it transferred to the iPad Air.