Make slideshow and burn it to DVD on Mac

Most people like to keep their memories by taking photos. But it will even better to make these photos into a slideshow, and burn it to DVD for sharing with families and friends.

iDVD is a good tool for you to do all this things in the past, but since it cann’t be used on Mac OS X 10.7 or later version. You have to look for alternatives when you want to make slideshow DVD on Mac.

Here I will show you how to do all these things by using Slideshow DVD Creator. You can make stunning slideshow in a few steps by using Slideshow DVD Creator. Just add the photos and songs you likes into the soft, and add transition effects, themes, DVD menus, and so on into the photos, a professional-looking slideshow is done for you to burn to DVD. The built-in DVD burner also ready for use.

Next, let me show you how to do it in detail:

First, the software can be downloaded from : . The download will not cost money, so feel free to download and have a try.

Second, after you installed the software, in the left panel, you can find “Images, Music, Theme, DVD Menu and Options” icons.

By click the “Images, Music, Theme”, you can add photos, songs and apply theme to the slideshow as below:

add images
add song to slideshow
Third, the “DVD Menu” can let you add DVD title, subtitle, select DVD menu theme and add background music for you DVD.

set dvd menu
Forth, by clicking the “Option” icon, you can do things as below : 1. set time for photos and transition effect; 2. Synchronize photos and songs; 3. select TV system and DVD video aspect.

sync slideshow and music
After all these, you can click the “Play” button to preview the slideshow you made, then make changes. Then you can click “Burn DVD” to make your DVD slideshow.


Besides all the function mentioned above, Slideshow DVD Creator also have many other functions, such as set order for images and songs, select transition effect for images, or make texts into the photos and so on.

Try it by yourself, you will find the software very useful.


How to get still photos from a video

I want to know if there is a way to get still pictures from a video that I made … Can you tell me how to do it and what program I need?

After recording a video or making a slideshow, you may want to get back still pictures from a video or slideshow. The rear camera of iPad and iPhone enables you to film HD videos easily to record best moments. However, maybe you just want to share some pictures in the video with your friends instead of the whole video. So what is an easy way to get still pictures from a video?

What you need to solve the dilemma is Video to Photo Grabber . With the app, you can easily extract pictures from a video or slideshow. It enables you to save the frames of video to Camera Roll or share pictures via Email, iTunes File Sharing or others. Besides, its built-in photo editor allows you to edit photos before saving images.

Download this powerful app from app store:

System requirements: iPad, iPhone and iPod with iOS 5.0 or later.  Video to Photo Grabber is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular.

Easy steps to grab photos from a video:

Step1. Add a video

Open Video to Photo Grabber, all your videos in iPad / iPhone Photo Library will be listed in the main screen.  Wipe left / right or up / down to browse the videos, then tap the video from which you want to get pictures to add it into the app. Also you can hit the “Camera” to film an instant video to use or hit “Albums” to import a video from specified folder.

get photos from video

select a video

Step2. Select pictures

After selecting the video, the app will begin to parse the video to all frames. Slide left / right or up / down to view the frames, and tap the photo that you want to extract from the video.

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Select photos

Step3. Extract or save a picture

After selecting a picture, you can save the picture to Camera Roll . Before saving the picture, you can tap the “Share” icon in the upper right corner to edit the picture with its built-in photo editor, such as cropping, enhancing, adjusting brightness / contrast, add effects, etc.

Besides saving a picture to Camera Roll, you can email the photos, share via iTunes File-Sharing, print it out, open in with other apps, etc.

save picture from video

save or share pictures in video

Photo Slideshow Director HD 5.1 – Slideshow Software for iPad and iPhone New Version

From the first version of Photo Slideshow Director HD, we have received great positive feedback from users. However, we keep improving it to make it meet customers’ different needs and fixing small bugs to provide a better user experience.

New features of Photo Slideshow Director HD 5.1

1. Besides landscape playing mode, we have added portrait view playing mode. With the new feature, you can play your portrait photos as a slideshow on iPad/ iPhone/ iPod.

2. We fixed a bug: the background blinking bug. Now your picture slideshow will be more fantastic.

Photo Slideshow Director HD Intro: It enables you to use photos from iPad / iPhone albums and web albums(such as Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox) and create slideshows with music and kinds of effects. It is a good choice to showcase and share your photos : turn photos to a stunning slideshow and watch it on HDTV, or share to YouTube / Facebook / Dropbox/ SkyDrive.

Use slideshow program to make video slideshows on iPhone 5

I want to convert my pictures on iPhone 5 to a video slideshow for YouTube and Facebook. However the iPhone built-in slideshow feature only allows me to view pictures in slideshow, I can not save it or upload to Facebook. So what is a nice slideshow app for iPhone 5 I can use to share my pictures?

If you are searching for a video slideshow maker for iPhone 5 and other iPhone generations, Photo Slideshow Director HD can be a nice choice. With it , you can easily make video slideshows from pictures and music with stunning effects. Of course, Photo Slideshow Director HD enables you to save slideshows to Camera Roll, upload to Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox and SkyDrive for sharing.

1. Import photos from iPhone 5 albums and web albums

After launching the Photo Slideshow Director HD on your iPhone 5,  tap the Photo icon and enable the app to access to your iPhone photos, then you can see all albums in iPhone 5 Photo Library. Choose albums and tap photos to import into the slideshow project.

If you want to use photos in web albums, tap Web Albums and sign in your web albums, like Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram, tap photos to download.

import photos to iphone5 slideshow app

Add pictures from iPhone5 albums and web albums

2. Add songs for slideshow

Tap Music icon to import songs from iPhone Music Library, you can choose songs by Albums, Artists, Composers . You can see all the songs you added by tapping Background Music List.

To make slideshow and music play in pace, you can tap the Synchronization icon and sync slideshow to music.

add music for slideshow on iphone

Add background music and sync slides to music

3. Customize slideshow effects

Photo Slideshow Director HD can apply random transitions for all photos, however you can change transitions by tapping the Transition icon(like dice) and choose transitions you like. Touch the Theme icon to choose a theme for your slideshow and customize it with beautiful background image.

To add text, arrange photo order, delete photos, set pan & zoom effects and edit photos, tap any photo and tap the icon, you will see a menu bar.

choose theme and add slideshow effects

Choose a theme and customize slideshow

4. Set slides time and publish slideshows

Tap the Setting icon(like gear), you can set time for slides and transitions. If you want to play your pictures as a looping slideshow on iPhone or TV, you can toggle Repeat at end to ON.

Now, it is time to enjoy and share your slideshow.  Touch the Export icon and choose how to share your video slideshow. You can stream it to HDTV via Airplay, or Upload to Facebook / YouTube / Dropbox / SkyDrive for sharing, even you can transfer it to PC for enjoying on your computer.

set slides time and posting slideshows

slideshow setting and sharing

How to stop Pan and Zoom effcts in a slideshow

Photo Slideshow Director HD enables you to apply Pan and Zoom effects to your slide show project. You can easily customize Ken Burns effects pan, pinch, rotation gestures for each slide. Or you can set Pan and Zoom effect for one slide, then apply the effect to all other slides. Sometimes, you may not want to use the panning and zooming effects. So please read this tutorial to stop the Pan/ Zoom effects for your slides.

Way1. Choose a theme without pan and zoom effect from the theme list, such as the Static Frame theme.

Way2. Set the start and end frame of the pan/ zoom effects the same one for all photos. Touch the Edit icon, you will see the Pan & Zoom and Apply to All Photos. Choose Pan & Zoom option, a pan & zoom setting window will show up on the photo. Touch the Set As Start, then Set As End. You have cancelled the panning and zooming effect for the current photo.

Then touch Apply to All Photos to stop the Ken Burns effects for all other photos. Touch the Play icon, you can see there are no pan and zoom effects now.

stop ken burns effects

How to delete photos from a slideshow on iPad

You can easily create a stunning slideshow on iPad using Photo Slideshow Director HD.  The app enables you to import photos from iPad photo library, Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram to a slideshow project. What if you want to delete a photo from a slideshow project?

This iPad slideshow software provides two different ways to delete slides.

Way 1. Touch the slide you want to delete from the photo thumbnail list at the bottom of the screen, you will see a pencil in the upper left of the photo, touch it to show a function bar. Touch the second trash can icon to delete the slide.  Delete other photos in the same way.

delete photos from ipad

Way 2. Touch the Arrange Photo Order icon from the function bar as shown in the picture above, you will go to the Arrange Order window. Turn Delete (at the right bottom) on, a cross will show up in each photo’s upper left. Touch the the cross to delete photos.

delete photos from slidehsow project