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Photo Slide Stream iPad App Review


Photo slide stream is a nifty iPad application that allows you to display your pictures as a slide show or gives you the ability to manually swipe through your photos. Photo slide stream pulls pictures from multiple sources - Facebook, your camera roll and albums, Picasa photos, and Twitpic (commonly used with Twitter accounts.)

Facebook Photo Album Review


Among many other things, Facebook offers its members an easy way to upload and share photos. But the browser interface that Facebook uses to display those photos isn't the greatest, especially when using Safari on an iPad. Developer Lifelike Apps felt the same way and created the Facebook Photo Album as a result. Does it succeed at its goal of a cleaner, more iOS-friendly interface to your friends Facebook photos? Read on to find out.

This is how you can make your iPhone 4 into a much more versatile video camera


(Note that this article, as with most of my stuff, shows you not only how the camera can be reconfigured, but also shows you - how you can play back a YouTube video frame-by-frame; - how you can create and upload packages to your Cydia [an alternative to Apple's AppStore] repository and, last but definitely not least, gives you a full source-level explanation of the entire app that I've written to quickly switch between the different iPhone4 camera configurations. No one has released anything similar for the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 3GS [for which I'll also release a very similar utility in a few days] before!)

How to play music with your slideshows

You can further customize your slideshows by adding music to them.

Play music with iPad slideshows:

On the iPad, you can select songs from your iTunes music library to accompany your slideshows. Here's how you do it:

  1. Open the Photos app and select the album you want to play as a slideshow.
  2. Tap on the Slideshow button in the upper-right corner of the screen to display the Slideshow Options menu.


How do I create a custom photo slideshow?

slideshow settingsThe Photos app can display a slideshow of the images on your device. By default, the Slideshow displays each image for 3 seconds and uses a dissolve fade to switch between images. You can modify the transitions to create some pretty sweet slideshows.

To play a slideshow:

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the album you want to play as a slideshow.


How do I take a contact's photo?

Assign photo To ContactsSometimes you want to take someone's picture and immediately set it as his or her contact photo. No problem, your iPhone makes this very easy to accomplish.


How do I add a photo to an existing contact?

You can add a photo from your Photo Album or Photo Roll to an existing contact. Here's how you do it:

  1. Open Contacts

  2. Tap on the contact you want to assign a photo to.
  3. Tap on Edit. On the iPhone/iPod touch, it's located in the top right of the screen; on the iPad it's in the bottom left.
  4. Tap the "add photo" icon and the Photos app will launch.

  5. Find the photo you want to use and tap on it to select it.

  6. Pinch and zoom the photo within the Choose Photo screen until it is displayed the way you want to see it.
  7. Tap Choose (or Use on the iPad).


How do I edit photos?

ArtStudio liteThe capability to edit photos isn't built into your device, but there are some fabulous third-party apps that can let you crop, morph, enlarge, and change the photo in any way you can imagine. Here are a few to try:

Free photo editing apps:

  • ArtStudio Lite (app2.me/3677). This is a very powerful app that lets you modify images with layers, brushes, tools, image galleries and much more.


How do I save photos sent via text messages or e-mail?

Save Email PicsIf someone sends you an interesting photo, you can save it to your photo album. Here's how you do it:

Saving a photo from a text message received on your iPhone:

  1. Open Messages.

  2. Tap on the conversation with the image.
  3. Tap on the photo.
  4. Tap on the Action button on the lower left-hand side of the screen (it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it).
  5. Tap on Save Image.


How do I share a photo?

E-Mail Photo from iOS DeviceYour device lets you share your photos with friends and family in a couple of different ways. The Camera app gives you the ability to e-mail photos (iPhone & iPod touch) or send them inside text messages (iPhone). We've already showed you how to send images through text message (see page 49).


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