Flash Slideshow guide for Mac OS X users

By Thomas Yuan

As a professional photographer or a digital camera lover, you may sometime or always shot photos in the format of RAW.  The RAW format keeps all details in your photos while the jpeg format is loss compressed image.

When you import all your RAW images to your iPad with iTunes, iTunes will help you convert the RAW format to jpeg files. so you could not view your original RAW images on your iPad.

iPad Camera connector

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

To view your RAW images on iPad, you need an Accessory called “Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit”, which is available on Apple online store  at here for $29.00

The benefits of iPad Camera Connection Kit:

1. You can import images from your SD card to iPAD directly, no PC and iTunes required.  If you shot lots of photos, this is super easy for you to view images on iPad.

2. You can import RAW image to iPad and iPad will show your orignial RAW images instead of  compressed JPEG.

the bad thing is: you need to prepare a huge space for RAW images.

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1> fantastic photo slideshow on iPad2

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Photo Gallery on iPad

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iPad Photo Gallery Viewer App

iPad Photo Gallery Viewer App

2> watching DVD on iPad2

Clone2go DVD ripper - convert DVD to iPad

Clone2go DVD ripper – convert DVD to iPad

To watch DVD movie on iPad, you need first to rip DVD to iPad video files. For Windows, you can click here to download DVD to iPad Converter.

 

The information from Apple:

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

The iPad Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera’s USB cable or directly from an SD card. iPad and the Camera Connection Kit support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.

With the iPad Camera Connection Kit, it’s incredibly easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.

The kit includes two connectors, each with a different interface:

  • The Camera Connector features a USB interface. Just plug it into the dock connector port on your iPad, then attach your digital camera or iPhone using a USB cable (not included). iPhone 3G is not supported.
  • Use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from your camera’s SD card. Connect it to your iPad, then insert your digital camera’s SD card into the slot.

After you make the connection, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums. When you sync iPad to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer’s photo library.

iPad and the Camera Connection Kit support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.

By Thomas Yuan

If you have both iPad2 and Apple TV (2nd generation), you can use the AirPlay to wirelessly stream the a photo slideshow to your HDTV and speakers via AppleTV. This great feature will amazing your audience.

Requirements:

1. To use this feature, you need iPad 2 and Apple TV (2nd generation), iPad1 and AppleTV1 does not work.

2. iOS5  is installed on both devices.

3. Photo Slideshow Director HD ( Available on AppStore for $1.99 )

 

Guide:

Here is the guide to mirror your photo slideshow to HDTV:

Step 1:   Make sure both of your devices ( iPad 2 and Apple TV ) have at least iOS 5.  You can check for updates on the Apple TV by going to Settings > General > Update Software.

Step 2:  Make sure your iPad 2 and Apple TV are in the same WIFI network.

Step 3:  Double-tap the home button on the iPad to bring up the Multitasking Bar. Swipe to move to the left of the Multitasking Bar, so you can see the set of controls just to the left of the volume adjustment slider. The button just to the right of the Fast Forward button – the one that has a rectangle with a solid, upward-facing arrow in it – is the AirPlay button. Tap to switch from iPad to Apple TV.

Airplay iPad Photo Slideshow on HDTV

Airplay iPad Photo Slideshow on HDTV

Step 4:  Go back to Photo Slideshow Director HD, tap the “Export” icon and you will see a “HDTV” item, tap it and then play your slideshow, the slideshow will be mirrored to HDTV.

iPad Slideshow App that support AirPlay

iPad Slideshow App that support AirPlay

 

Now your slideshow will play on HDTV:

Playing photo Slideshow on iPad2 with Airplay

Playing photo Slideshow on iPad2 with Airplay

Enjoy!

 

By Thomas Yuan

Photo Slideshow Director Free Version for iPad is available on AppStore.

Compared with Full HD version, there is some limitation that only available on full version.

Slideshow for iPad

Photo Slideshow iPad

1. The function to upload slideshow video to Facebook, YouTube.

2. Photo Editor function.  You can apply beautiful stylistic effects to make your users’ photos pop in slideshow.

Otherwise, the free version works well as full version. It is available on AppStore by clicking the link below:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo-slideshow-director-hd/id471560424?mt=8

Transform photos and songs into fantastic dynamic music video, share results with friends and family through sites like Facebook, YouTube, and more – all from the convenience of your iPad.

💢 Import photos from camera roll, Flickr, Picasa and Facebook
🎵 Automatically sync background music and photos
💢Choose from different slideshow themes and more than 60 transition effects
💢 Apply Ken Burns effect (panning and zooming) to slideshow
💢 Export to HD 720p photo movie
💢 Support subtitles for video
💢 Airplay on HDTV with AppleTV2
💢 Support Apple Digital AV Adaptor and HDMI cable, 1920x1080p HD slideshow on HDTV
Support Apple VGA Adaptor

💢 Support iPad Camera Connection Kit for professional photography

By Thomas Yuan

HDTV are poplar nowadays

HDTV are popular nowadays

The HDTV’s price is dropped recently, most people replace their old CRT TV with a big screen HDTV.  You can enjoy  movie or Television program in HD now.  However, most HD source is 720p, and the HDTV can play 1080p videos.

Most HDTV has a USB port, but most people just ignore it.  In fact, the USB port has some interesting thing you could do.

Today, I will introduce software to use your HDTV’s  USB port, and I promise  you will say “wow..” when you play with it.

FULL-HD 1080P

Most HDTV support HDTV 1080p

This new software name is “HD Slideshow Maker”, you can download it free from http://www.hdslideshowmaker.com . It can help you create stunning photo slideshow show movie from your photo collections, and then you can show these photos in as higher as 1080p on your HDTV to your family or friends.

This piece of software is very easy to use, just add your photos and music, the slideshow is ready to play.

The next step you need in order to be able to play on HDTV is to export to slideshow to a photo movie and copy to a USB drive, then plug-in HDTV’s USB port to play.

The software also support uploading to YouTube and Facebook.

Download URL:

Download HD Slideshow Maker

Download HD Slideshow Maker

http://www.hdslideshowmaker.com/hd-slideshow-maker-mac-intel.dmg

Screenshot:

screen shot of HD Slideshow Maker

HD Slideshow Maker

By Thomas Yuan

If you have lots of photos on Facebook, do you know you can make a fantastic slideshow from these photos easily on your iPhone and then you can play the slideshow on HDTV to share with your family or friends?

First of all, you need to grab  a free iPhone App named “Slideshow+”, you can search the AppStore with the name “Slideshow+”, or click the AppStore link below:

 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slideshow-free/id467566054?ls=1&mt=8

 

in the main screen of Slideshow+, tap the “Photo” button and there is a Facebook icon.

After login facebook, you can get a list of the facebook album list. you pick the photo and the click the “Play” button to view the slideshow. and there is a sample video made on iPhone4:

 

Slideshow+ Facebook

Slideshow+ Facebook

iPhone Slideshow+ app

iPhone Slideshow+ app

By Thomas Yuan

Free iPhone Slideshow App

By Thomas Yuan

Slideshow+ Free for iPhone

Free iPhone Slideshow App

Free iPhone Slideshow App

Free iPhone Slideshow App

Free iPhone Slideshow App

Slideshow+ Free is a photo slideshow iPhone app that lets you use iPhone to organize photos,music and create stunning slideshow. It features lots of dynamic transition effects and can play on HDTV at hi-resolution of 1280×720 while connecting your iPhone and HDTV with Apple Digital AV adaptor and HDMI cable or Apple VGA Adapter. It’s an idea tool for you to share your great photos with family and friends on big screen HDTV with iPhone, it is also a great app for you to present your business photos quickly and easily.

Key Features:

1. Export to video files

Encoding photo slideshow to MP4 movie at a very high speed with super quality. With the exported video, you can copy to USB driver and plug in your HDTV and play. You can share with your friends on YouTube, Facebook etc. With AppleTV, you can also Airplay the slideshow video on TV.

2. Ready for HDTV output

Slideshow+ Free is ready for playing slideshow on HDTV. Just connect your iPhone and HDTV with Apple Digital AV adaptor and HDMI cable or Apple VGA Adapter and the slideshow will display on HDTV with hi-resolution of 1280×720. Your photos will looks so great with highest quality on big TV screen.

3. Make Picasa slideshow

If you are a Picasa fan, Slideshow+ Free can build an attractive slideshow from your album photos. Just with a few taps.

4. Make photo slideshow on iPhone easily

iPhone Free Slideshow+ app

iPhone Free Slideshow+ app

With taps and drags on iPhone, you can turn your photo collections, Picasa photos and music into live and dynamic slideshow with ease. With slideshow themes, you just need to add photos and music then your slideshow is ready for showing. You can also add text narration, adjust transition effects and drag to arrange photo orders to customize slideshow.

5. HD full screen slideshow presentation

Slideshow+ Free is designed to show the best quality of your photos, all photos are processed with highest quality settings and played with best result.