1. gordol's Avatar
    I asked this over in the App forum, and got no answer so I thought I'd try here where there might be more visibility:

    With the removal of the "Picture Frame" function from the photos app, are there any third-party applications that can do the same thing? So far, my searches of the App Store have shown me a gazillion applications to create slideshows for saving, printing and sharing (most of which include frame and collage options, utterly useless for what I want), but not just showing one locally on the fly.

    One of the daily uses of my iPad (iPad 2) is as a photo frame on my desk at work. I used to be able to set a random slideshow of the entire photo library I have on the device regardless of the album or what Apple mistakenly and laughably now calls "moments". I want this functionality back.
    09-24-2013 10:28 AM
  2. bitshifter1001's Avatar
    On my iPad I can still do slideshows. Is that what you are talking about?

    Open the Photos app. Click Albums on the bottom. Select Camera Roll. Click Slideshow at the top.
    09-24-2013 10:34 AM
  3. gordol's Avatar
    Open the Photos app. Click Albums on the bottom. Select Camera Roll. Click Slideshow at the top.
    Camera Roll does not equal "the entire photo library I have on the device regardless of the album". And not that it matters, but the Camera Roll on my iPad is empty. The iPad is a horrible camera.
    09-24-2013 12:11 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Camera Roll does not equal "the entire photo library I have on the device regardless of the album". And not that it matters, but the Camera Roll on my iPad is empty. The iPad is a horrible camera.
    Make an album on your iPad of all the pictures you want to use as a slideshow... then proceed as above... you can slideshow any album on your iPad...
    09-24-2013 12:17 PM
  5. gordol's Avatar
    Make an album on your iPad of all the pictures you want to use as a slideshow... then proceed as above... you can slideshow any album on your iPad...
    Make a single album of all 5000+ photos that are already nicely arranged into their correct topical albums? These are synced from my desktop by folder location, where they must remain in their correct folder based albums.

    I do appreciate the suggestions as attempts to help. It just so happens that these, so far at least, are not workable/viable.
    09-24-2013 01:55 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    09-24-2013 02:14 PM
  7. gordol's Avatar
    It's already all over Apple's own forums (I know, not the same as their feedback channel), but I didn't see any suggestions for replacement apps there either.
    09-24-2013 09:32 PM
  8. Nayuan Zouairabani's Avatar
    Try Uniframe, it's the only acceptable substitute I've found so far.
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    10-01-2013 06:40 PM
  9. Katie2255's Avatar
    I've tried a few as I use my iPad the same way.

    Picmatic is my favourite - let's you choose how the photos are arranged and add filters, also lets you choose which albums you want to show (or show all your albums if that's what you're after). That app is currently landscape only but I contacted the developers to ask if they could make it portrait too so I can use it while docked. They said they were working on it for the iPad and the new upgrade will be available in the next couple of weeks to allow this.

    Hope that helps
    sldramat likes this.
    10-04-2013 07:58 PM
  10. gordol's Avatar
    Thank you, I'll give both Uniframe and Picmatic a try.
    sldramat likes this.
    10-05-2013 10:02 AM
  11. gordol's Avatar
    Uniframe is a bust, even when set to show a single image, it does not show all of it, there is a variable amount missing from one side or the other. Picmatic looks good so far, though I don't understand why the single-image frame is a freemium feature.
    10-06-2013 09:16 AM
  12. GarrettS's Avatar
    Thanks for this post. I was searching for a similar solution. I use the ipad as a touchscreen control panel for my home automation system and want to use the slide show as a screen saver after a period of inactivity on the device. I'm happy to check Picmatic to see if that functionality is included. Not sure why apple just doesn't reactive the capability even if as a separate App.
    10-09-2013 03:48 PM
  13. Nayuan Zouairabani's Avatar
    I'm going to give Picmatic a try as Uniframe is not as efficient as I would have liked.
    10-22-2013 03:02 PM
  14. gordol's Avatar
    Thanks for this post. I was searching for a similar solution. I use the ipad as a touchscreen control panel for my home automation system and want to use the slide show as a screen saver after a period of inactivity on the device. I'm happy to check Picmatic to see if that functionality is included. Not sure why apple just doesn't reactive the capability even if as a separate App.
    That's not how an iPad works. The only option, at least natively, is to sleep the device after a period of inactivity.
    10-22-2013 05:34 PM
  15. Katharine Voldal's Avatar
    Picmatic worked for me but you have to spend $1.99 to "go pro". But it's worth it, I, like you, have hundreds of photos on my iPad. Not at all getting Apple thinking taking away the slide show feature.
    12-31-2013 05:54 PM
  16. Babak Fakhamzadeh's Avatar
    You could try the app Sliders, which uses Flickr photos. I can't post links (new account). The website is at...

    sliders for flickr dot com
    06-16-2015 01:40 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use FrameArtist+ Pro
    Frame Artist Pro - Photo Collage Editor - design scrapbook by pic stitch with pic-frame and fx filter by Darinsoft
    https://appsto.re/us/fWoWE.i
    And
    Frame Magic
    FrameMagic Premium - All In One by MobiLab Co., Ltd.
    https://appsto.re/us/dJTcC.i
    06-16-2015 04:15 PM

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