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How to create a slideshow with multiple songs

I am trying to create a slideshow with music in the background and I want to select more than 1 song. How can I select multiple songs?

Photo  Slideshow Director HD enables you to add several songs as background  music. So if there are many pictures , you can use more than songs in the slideshow to match up to the slides time.

Touch music icon, you choose songs from your iPad music library by Artists, Albums or Composers. Touch songs to add them. Then Background Music List under Music Options will show up. Touch Background Music List, you can see all the songs you added in the slideshow.

Then you can play the songs, remove them or arrange song order.

create slideshow with several songs

Photo Slideshow Director HD is a slideshow software for iPad. With it you can easily use your photos from iPad Photo Library and web albums(Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram and SkyDrive) to create a stand-alone slideshow with music, transitions and kinds of effects. Then you can airplay the slideshow on TV, upload it to YouTube/Facebook/Dropbox/SkyDrive for sharing.

Download Photo Slideshow Director HD from iTunes App Store>>

Why background music is not with an exported slideshow video

Sometimes, after creating a slideshow with music using Photo Slideshow Director HD,  you may want to save it to iPad photo library, or wireless transfer it to PC. However, the background music is lost in the exported slideshow. So how can you fix the problem and create a slideshow with music?

It may be OK when previewing the slideshow. While you watch the slideshow saved in iPad Photo Library, the music is not there.

In this case, please check if you have used protected music (m4p ) purchased from iTunes Store, if yes,  you can try to add music files in m4a or mp3 format.  Because m4p file can not be exported due to DRM.

Also you can try to double-press the iPad home button to show all running apps, then close Photo Slideshow Director HD and restart it to export the slideshow again. Before closing the app, please remember to save the project.

If you still have problems, please email to slideshow@socusoft.com.

How to get more storage space on your iPad/iPhone by compressing videos

iPhone and iPad can be used to film videos with good quality, especially iPhone 5 /4S, the new iPad / iPad 4 /iPad mini . However, the video files filmed also take up too much space, for example a 5 minutes video can cost 0.5G space. And the 16G/32G/64G seems too small to hold many videos. So a video compressor that can help shrink videos files while keeping good video quality is really needed.

Video Slimmer App is just such an app for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, which can help you save up to 70% space while keeping reasonable video quality. Besides, it can merge several videos, then slim the merged video file.

How to use Video Slimmer App to get more space for your iPad/iPhone/ iPod touch? In the following, I will take Video Slimmer App for iPad as an example.

Step1. Touch “+”  to import videos from your iPad Photo Library. After touching “+”, all videos in different albums will show. Touch the album and then touch videos to add them.

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Touch “+” to import videos

Step2.Touch “Slim Now!” to compress videos. After adding videos,  touch Slim Now at the bottom of the screen, the app begins to batch process videos. If you wan to merge the imported videos, check “Merge” then touch Slim Now to merge and compress videos.

slim videos for much space

Touch “Slim Now” to compress videos

Step3. After slimming process is finished, touch “Converted Video” to see compressed videos.  Touch the video, you can see the saved space.

Touch the “Share” icon at the right top of the screen, you can save the converted videos to iOS Photo Library, Wi-Fi transfer to computers, open with third party video apps, players or editors, like iMovie.

small size videos

save and share compressed videos

By reducing the videos size with Video Slimmer App, you can get more available space for putting more videos or for other use.

A software for photographers to share their digital photography galleries

With the development of digital camera, we can take pictures with smart phones, cameras, tablets and anything else with a digital camera.  We all like to share beauties to others. However, people easily lose their patience facing hundreds of pictures. Then how to find a way to share your photography galleries while wowing audiences?

You can do more than just showing people still photos. Showcasing photography galleries with suitable and gripping music can give people a refreshing stimulus. Also you can add transitions, pan&zoom and other effects to make your work stand out. That is what Photo Slideshow Director HD is designed for. No matter you are a professional or amateur photographer, you can use this iPad photo app to enjoy and share photographs in a different and interesting way — slideshow.

Import photos from iPad and web albums

The software provides multiple ways to import your photography galleries.You do not have to put all photos on iPad first, for Photo Slideshow Director HD can import photos from web albums, including Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram.

After adding photos, you can drag to arrange photo order. Besides, you can sort photos by name and date.

Import photos

Add photos to Photo Slideshow Director HD

Apply kinds of slideshow effects

Music, transitions, pan&zoom effects, text and all other effects can help you make a Hollywood slideshow video with your digital photos.

Music is a key factor for a successful slideshow. So you’d better choose  suitable and fascinating songs according to your audience and photos theme. The app enables you to add more than one songs. Also you can use the synchronization to sync slideshow to music.

Moreover, you can apply transitions, pan&zoom, text, subtitles to your photography galleries slideshow. Text and subtitles can be used to deliver special meaning of your photos. You can also set text color, font and size. According to your needs, you can set slides and transition time.

apply transitions,music to slideshow

Add kinds of effects for slideshow

Save and share a photography slideshow

After finishing the slideshow, you can choose ways to enjoy and share it. The app provides different ways to share a slideshow.

1. Upload to Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox and SkyDrive directly

2. Watch it on HDTV via Airplay(with Apple TV) or Apple Digital AV adapter and HDMI cable

3. Save to iPad Photo Library

4. Wirelessly transfer it to your PC.

watch and share photography in slideshow

Photography slideshow sharing options

 

How to transfer a slideshow from one iPad to another iPad/iPhone

After creating a touching slideshow on iPad using Photo Slideshow Director HD, you friend or family may love it and want a copy of the slideshow on his/her iPad/iPhone. This tutorial will help you learn how to copy a slideshow from one iPad to another iPad/iPhone.

First, you need to create a slideshow using the nice iPad slideshow app—Photo Slideshow Director HD. Import photos from iPad and web albums(such as Picasa, Facebook, Flickr,Dropbox), add background music and kinds of slideshow effects, then you can save the slideshow to your iPad photo library. If you like , you can upload the slideshow directly to Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox or SkyDrive.

After saving a slideshow, you can transfer it to another iOS device in 2 different ways.

Way 1. Use Wireless Transfer App to transfer a slideshow from one iPad to another iPad/iPhone

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Wireless Transfer App

This is the easiest way to copy a slideshow video between two iOS devices. With WiFi and Wireless Transfer App, you can easily move a slideshow or video from one iPad/ iPhone to another iPad/iPhone or PC.

To use Wireless Transfer App, you have to pay attention to the following issues:

1. Have the Wireless Transfer App installed on both iOS devices.

2. Two iOS devices are in the same WiFi.

3. Have Wireless Transfer App open on both iOS devices.

Then you can touch the Send or Receive tab to send slideshow even photos from one iPad/iPhone to another iPad/iPhone. You can choose to save the slideshow in one existing album or create a new album to save the slideshow.

Way 2. Upload the slideshow to computer, then sync with iTunes to another iPad/iPhone

To upload the slideshow from iPad to PC, you can use the WiFi transfer feature of Photo Slideshow Director HD. Then use iTunes to sync the slideshow to another iPad/iPhone.

Without any other apps, you can wirelessly transfer a finished slideshow to PC using Photo Slideshow Director HD. To use the WiFi Transfer feature, please make sure iPad and PC are in the same network.

1. Save the slideshow on iPad

2. Touch Export icon and choose Wifi Transfer

3. Enter a given URL into PC browser

4. Find the slideshow to download it to your computer

wireless transfer feature

WiFi transfer a slideshow to pc from ipad

Then use iTunes to download the slideshow from computer to another iPad/iPhone.

1. Connect iPad/iPhone to iTunes with USB cable or WiFi

2. Move the slideshow to iTunes Movies Library

3. Click iPad name under DEVICES, then click Summary and choose Manually manage music and videos

4. Drag the slideshow from iTunes Movie Library to iPad/iPhone Movies Library under the iPad/iPhone name

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manually download slideshow video from pc to ipad

Now, you have copy the slideshow onto another iPad or iPhone. However, as you see, this needs much work. Comparing method way, method 2 is a complex method.

 

 

 

How to use iPad to present your photography portfolio as a slideshow

As a shutterbug, I almost record every special moment with photos. No matter it is a weekend in a park, birthday party, family reunion party, I will take photos to record it. Then I am pleased to share my photography portfolio with friends and family. Since I got a new iPad three month ago, I fell love it it. I can use it to watch movies, play games, especially taking pictures. As we all know, there are so many apps in iTunes App store for iPad, so it is so convenient to have an iPad.

As I said, I am always crazy at photography, taking photos with my camera, cellphone and iPad whenever I want. So I want to take full advantage of my iPad to showcase my photography portfolio to friends.

Actually there are many places I can share my photographs. I can upload photographs to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, even email photos to friends. But it is not enough to just share the snapshots to others. Everybody can do that. Just post hundreds of pictures to your Facebook.  Especially if you are a business man and want to show your portfolio presentation to clients, you should make your portfolio presentation attractive to clients and wow the clients. So how to wow people and attract people to view your pictures?

One of friends married last week and she asked me to create a wedding slideshow to present her wedding photos to guests on wedding ceremony. I used Photo Slideshow Director HD to create the wedding slideshow with several wedding songs, and played the slideshow on a large projector with 100 inches wide. After the ceremony, my friend called me and told me that the guests really like the slideshow. People clapped their hands for many times and were impressed by their happiness and love.

photography portfolio presentation software

In my opinion, a good iPad slideshow app should contain the following feature:

1. Easy to use. I do not want to spend much time to read the long tutorial. It should be user-friendly and have a clear guide.

2. Kinds of transition effects for choosing.

3. Allows me to zoom in and zoom out our pictures.

4. Enables to loop a slideshow. In some cases, you have to loop a slideshow all the time, such as a wedding slideshow, product promotion slideshow, and etc.

5. Supports background music and slideshow/music synchronization.

6. Airplay a slideshow to HDTV.

7. Upload a slideshow directly to Facebook and YouTube. So I can photo my photographs to friends easily.

8. Photo editor to edit and optimize photos.

Fortunately, Photo Slideshow Director HD has all the above feature. Besides, it can download photos from Facebook/Flickr/Picasa/Dropbox/SkyDrive/Instagram and save them on iPad , or turn these web album photos into a slideshow movie.

ipad photograph presentation software

Photo Slideshow Director HD is really an amazing slideshow software to showcase and share my photography portfolio.  Though iPhoto and iMovie can help much, this iPad slideshow app is more powerful.