How to turn your facebook photo albums into slideshows on ipad?

Usually you upload your photos to facebook and share them with your friends and family members conveniently as long as they own a facebook account and are in your friend-list.

But what about the ones who have no access to internet or facebook? And what are you going to do if you need to show these photos on a family reunion, or a party with friends?

Well, there is a way out. You can use an iPad app named Photo Slideshow Director HD to create eye-catching slideshows out of the facebook web albums. Then play them on big screen HDTV and everybody can enjoy it.

Following is the step by step tutorial. Here we go:

Step 1. Get the app needed: iTunes Store -> App Store -> iPad -> Photo and Video -> Foto Diashow Regisseur HDPhoto Slideshow Director HD, then install it on your ipad.

Step 2. Open the app, goto “My Projects”, tap on “new” to start a new slideshow. Then choose this button to fetch the photos from your facebook web albums:

Photo Slideshow Director HD Web Albums

Located the facebook web album, now choose the photos for the slideshow. ( You can also add all phones in one album into the slideshow by clicking the “Add All” button on the right.)

Note: There will be a download process, during which the chosen Photos are downloaded directly and added into the slideshow. If there are a large number of photos to be downloaded, please wait for a little while.

Photo Slideshow Director HD, downloading photos from picasa

Step 3. Set the details for the slideshow

Subtitles: You can add a subtitle to each photo, like where or when it was taken, or on which occasion/event, with whom and so on. You can adjust the font, font size, and font color according to the content or the tone of the photo. There are a big bunch of choices for you.

Photo Slideshow Director HD, editing subtitle, font, font color

Blank Image: To demonstrate the photos and slideshow even better, you are able to add a blank image into the slideshow. On this page, you have chance to tell the viewers about the history or anecdote about the photo or the slideshow by adding a small text on it. Just like subtitles, you are also able to customize the font, font color and size.

photo slideshow director hd, add blank image

– Background for this blank image can also be customized. There are a few examples in the app which you can choose from. If still not happy with them, you can click on the button on the right to add your own background image.

photo slideshow director hd, blank image background

Transitions & Themes: There are more than 50 transtions and more than 10 themes for you to choose. These features will make the whole slideshow more interesting and thus more attractive.

photo slideshow director hd, transition and slideshow themes

Note: Turn on the “Apply to all” button and you can set one transition for the whole slideshow.

Music: No slideshow can go without music. Photo Slideshow Director HD is also no exception. You can choose background music from your iTunes library. After the music is added, there will be a stream line under the photos. And you can listen to them, displace them, or remove them from the slideshow.

photo slideshow director hd, add music to slideshow

– Show time and transition time: There is a “Edit” button on the top right. Click on it and you can reset the time for each slide and transition. Default value for show time and transition time is 4 and 2 seconds. You can set the value between 1.0 – 10.9 seconds in line with your needs.

photo slideshow director hd, show time transition time

Note: The version number can also be seen here. You can check if you need an update.

By now, the creating process of the slideshow comes to the end. You can view it directly on iPad by ticking the “Play”play button, or full screen play full screen play.

Make some slight changes if necessary. And then you are ready to show your masterwork to the audience.

All you need to do is to connect your ipad and the HDTV with Apple Digital AV Adaptor and HDMI cabel. Then your family members, relatives or friend can enjoy the slideshow together.


1. To rearrange the order of the slideshow, please use this button. You can put a slide forward, backward, to the first or to the last. It´s very convenient.

2. Please don´t forget to tick “Done” after you have input the subtitle and text.

3. Your projects will be save in the app. You can retrieve them later for further edition by clicking “My Projects”.

4. You can play the slideshows via AirPlay if you are running iOS 5 on iPad 2.

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