How to Create a Photo Slideshow with Photo Slideshow Director HD on iPad

Have many photos on your Computer, iPad and web albums and wonder how to turn these photos into a stunning photo slideshow with many effects? Are you planing to create a music video for YouTube and Facebook on iPad? The following article will show you how to create a wonderful photo slideshow video with music, transitions, pan&zoom, theme, subtitle etc using iPad photo slideshow app—Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad.

Download slideshow software for iPad in Apple App Store

To create photo slideshow on iPad, you need to install Photo Slideshow Director HD from Apple App Store.

Launch Photo Slideshow App and Import Photos from iPad Photo Library

Tap the app icon to launch it on iPad and create a slideshow project.

Then tap “Photo” icon to import photos from iPad Photo Library. Once you tap the “Photo” icon, all your photo albums in photo library will show in a list. Touch photo album and tap photos to add them into the app for creating a slideshow.

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Import iPad photo library photos

Import Photos From Web Albums

Besides using original photos in your iPad, you can download photos from your web albums for using in a slideshow. The app supports importing photos from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox, Microsoft Skydrive and Instagram. To add web album photos, you just need to tap the web album icon from the list and sign in your account, then choose and tap photos to download to the app.

Even you can snap photos using iPad’s camera and use them anytime you are making the slideshow.

download photos from picasa,flickr

Add web album photos

Arrange photos order and delete photos

To arrange photos order and delete photos from the slideshow, please tap one of photos from the photo list at the bottom of the screen. A “Pencil” icon on the left top of photo thumbnail will appear. Touch it and you will see a small banner showing four option icons, which means arranging photo order, moving to trash, setting pan&zoom and photo editor respectively from left to right.

Tap the first option “Arrange”, there you can drag any photos to anywhere to arrange order of these photos. Also you can drag the photo thumbnails to the places where you want to put the photos. You can delete photos by tapping the second options “Delete”. If you touch the third option, please use pan, pinch, rotation, gestures to set start or end frame to add Pan & Zoom effect into the slideshow.

arrange photo order and delete photos

Photo order arrangement


Edit photos with the app’s photo editor feature

One of the most popular feature of Photo Slideshow Director HD is its photo editing function. Though it is not a professional photo editor, it can meet basic photo editing needs, like cropping photos, photo sharpness, eliminating red eyes, applying filters etc. Among all these photo editing options, I like filter effects most. And the “Sticker” option offers kinds of small art clips for decorating photos.

photo filter effects

Photo filter effcts

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editing feature

Adding Background Music for Slideshow

Tap “Music” icon to import slideshow background music from iPad music library. You can choose music by Songs, Artists, Albums, etc. Tap the music name to import it. After adding music,  a list will show the music you are using in the slideshow. Touch music list, you can arrange songs order or delete songs. The icon(Like a Clock) enables you to sync slideshow duration to music duration.

create music slideshowChoose a Theme and Customize the theme

Now, tap “Theme” option next to “Music” icon. There are many beautiful stylistic themes. Choose the one you like and tough “Customize” to make your theme perfect. A good theme can a color to your slideshow and make the slideshow more fascinating.

choose a theme for slideshow

slideshow theme

Change slideshow transitions

Once photos are imported, the app will apply random transitions between photos. This will be helpful if you are using many photos. If you like, you can change the transitions. Tap the icon between two photos, and tap the transitions you like to apply them.

change slideshow transitions

Slideshow transitions

Now please tap “Setting” option on the right top of the main screen. There you can set slideshow time and transition time from the drop down option. If you want to play the slideshow repeatedly, please touch and move the switch towards right until it becomes On.

set slideshow duration

Tap setting option

Preview Slideshow and Save Slideshow

After customizing the slideshow, you can preview the slideshow in the app by tapping “Play” icon. If you are satisfied with it, touch “Export” icon to save the slideshow. You can save and share the slideshow in different ways.

  • Save it to iPad Camera Roll as a video
  • Wireless Transfer the finished slideshow to computer
  • Upload the slideshow to Facebook, YouTube for sharing
  • Upload the slideshow video to Dropbox and Skydrive for storing and sharing

Also, you can play the slideshow video on TV via iPad’s Airplay feature. If you have Apple Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable, you can connect iPad to HDTV, then play the slideshow on TV.


save slideshow

Export and publish slideshow

It is so easy to make a perfect photo slideshow with music and other effects on iPad.

2 Thoughts on “How to Create a Photo Slideshow with Photo Slideshow Director HD on iPad

  1. slideshowipad on April 23, 2012 at 1:25 am said:

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