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Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro Guide (2) – Add Music

Photo Slideshow Director HD ProPhoto Slideshow Director HD Pro lets you create music video slideshow on iPad with ease. With this iPad slideshow maker app, you can easily and quickly turn your iPad photos as well as web photo albums into dynamic slideshow video with music.

Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro is available on the iTunes App Store. It is compatible with iOS 5, iOS 6 and the new iOS 7. Below is the iTunes preview link:

download photo slideshow director hd pro from app store

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4. Add Music

Tap the music icon (the second icon) to access your iPad music library.  Then you just tap to add one or more songs to the project. Tap the music in the timeline to prompt the background music list.

add music

In the background music list, you can play music, delete music and arrange music order.

background music list

5. Customize Duration

To customize photo duration and transition duration, tap the time number in the timeline. In the pop-up screen, you can adjust photo duration and transition duration for the current slide. You can also tap the lock icon to lock duration for the slide. Tap “Apply To All” to apply the duration to all the slides.

set duration

6. Sync Music with Slideshow

Tap the clock icon, and you will be able to sync the music with the slideshow. The feature is especially useful for creating a music slideshow.

sync music with slideshow

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Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro Guide (1) – Add Photos

Photo Slideshow Director HD ProPhoto Slideshow Director HD Pro is an HD slideshow maker app that lets you use your iPad to organize your digital photos from Camera Roll, Instagram, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Picasa web albums, Facebook photo albums, Flickr photo sets and create eye-catching slideshow in minutes. It is an ideal tool for you to share your great shots with family and friends on the big screen of HDTV with iPad. It is also an excellent iPad app for you to present your business pictures easily and quickly.

Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro is also available for iPhone and iPod users. To learn how to create photo slideshows on iPhone/iPod, please refer to user guide of Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro for iPhone.

Here, let’s focus on the iPad version and take a look at how it performs to make slideshows on iPad using Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro.

1. Download and Install

Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro is available on the iTunes App Store. It is compatible with iOS 5, iOS 6 and the new iOS 7. Below is the iTunes preview link:

download photo slideshow director hd pro from app store

2. Create New Project

Launch Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro on your iPad. Tap the “New” button to choose to create new slideshow or new music video slideshow. The difference is that the music video slideshow will sync the duration of photos with music.

create new slideshow project

3. Add Photos

Tap the photo icon (the first icon) to access your iPad Camera Roll and Photo Albums. Then you just tap to add photos to the project.

add photos

Photo Slideshow Director HD Pro also lets you load photos from web albums. Tap the web icon (the fourth icon), and you will be able to access your photos in Facebook album, Flickr album, Picasa Web Album, Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, and Instagram and choose to add to the project.

add photos from web albums

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How to Burn Slideshow to DVD on Mac OS X Mavericks

The Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks was surprisingly released to the public for free. Mac users can download and install the brand new system right from the App Store. Mavericks has more than 200 features and improvements, ranging from revised power management and memory efficiency, to Finder tabs, Maps, iBooks, Finder tagging, iCloud Keychain, improved multi-monitor support, and much more. However, the iDVD application is still not provided in OS X Mavericks. If you need to burn photos or videos to DVD discs, you have to turn to third-party DVD burning applications.

And if you want to create a photo slideshow DVD on OS X Mavericks, you just let DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac help you. It is perfectly compatible with Mavericks. With this slideshow maker, you can easily make a slideshow of photos with music, transitions, theme, menu, text, effects, and more within minutes. When the slide show is ready, you can burn it to a DVD disc for playing on TV or home DVD players.

Now let me show how you can burn slideshow to DVD on OS X Mavericks using DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac.

1. Download and install DVD Photo Slideshow

Download DVD Photo Slideshow for Mac

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.

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. Check out best slideshow songs for wedding, birthday, graduation, halloween, baby and more.

add photos

3. Set DVD menu

Go to the DVD Menu tab, and you can set DVD title and subtitle, pick a DVD menu theme, and select menu background music for your slideshow.

set menu

Press the Preview button, and you can check out the real effect of the slideshow.

4. Burn slideshow to DVD

Go to the Options tab, and you can set TV system as NTSC or PAL and select DVD video aspect as 16:9 or 4:3.

make DVD burning settings

To burn slideshow to DVD, click menu Share and choose Burn DVD or click the Burn DVD button in the preview window.

You can make some burn settings in the Burn Disc window. Click the Burn button to start to burn slide show to DVD.

burn slideshow to DVD

Best Graduation Songs for Slideshow

When it is time to say goodbye to our beloved teachers and dear fellow schoolmates, we may hold graduation parties, join graduation trips, take graduation photos, and so forth. Or if you’ve collected a great number of photos during the three or four years of school life, you may consider creating slideshow DVD discs with these photos in remembrance of graduation. And it sounds a great idea to send the discs to your classmates as graduation gifts. Then your precious campus life will be preserved for years.

With a slideshow maker, you can easily create graduation slideshows. While making a graduation slide show, you definitely need several songs to go with it. So in the following table, let me share 40 excellent graduation songs that are suitable for graduation slideshows.

Name Artist
It Don’t Have to Change John Legend
Closing Time Semisonic
My Wish For You Rascal Flatts
Say Goodbye S Club 7
Remember Me This Way Jordan Hill
Friends Michael W. Smith
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole
Whenever You Remember Carrie Underwood
I Believe I Can Fly R. Kelly
Can’t Go Back Now The Weepies
Graduation (Friends Forever) Vitamin C
I’ll Be There For You (Friend’s Theme) Rembrants
All Will Be Well The Gabe Dixon Band
Be True to Your School The Beach Boys
This Is The Time To Remember Billy Joel
Time of Your Life GreenDay
I Hope You Dance LeeAnn Womack
Here With Me Dido
Thank You Dido
Memories Elvis Presley
It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday Boys II Men
Farewell To You White Lion
A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson
These are Special Times Christina Aguilera
I’ll Remember Madonna
I’m Not Gonna Cry Corey Smith
High Hopes Frank Sinatra
When You Believe Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
Leaving on a Jet Plane John Denver
I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan
Remember Me Bo Bice
There You’ll Be Faith Hill
Sweetest Goodbye Maroon 5
Young Kenny Chesney
Together Jack Hartmann
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Goodbye Night Ranger
One Step at a Time Jordin Sparks
You’ve Got a Friend in Me Disney’s Toy Story Soundtrack
Graduation Day Chris Isaak

Learn how to make graduation slideshow with music.