Black Frame 4+

It's that easy

Peter Gasche

    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings
    • $4.99

iPad Screenshots


Compose great slideshows from your most beautiful pictures simply and quickly. Create professional presentations on your iPad™.


• unlimited number of slideshows and pictures
• use pictures from your photo album, use iTunes file sharing or pictures from the clipboard
• arrange slideshows and pictures easily by dragging them
• portrait and landscape mode
• display duration can be adjusted between 1 second and 1 hour, loop mode available
• choose from 40 distinct transition effects
• display the title of a slideshow or image, font and size are adjustable
• add music, RSS feed, time display (7 different designs available)

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What’s New

Version 2.4.4

Some optimizations and bigfixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

A7Pilot ,

New life for old iPad!

There are several apps that will turn your iPad into a photo frame in the App Store. I chose Black Frame based on price and the fact that the developer does not collect or share user information (as described in the App Store’s App Privacy section for this app). I also liked the fact that the developer is in Germany and not China etc. This is the first photo frame app I have installed and I’m using it on an old iPad I would have otherwise given away to family or friends.

If the interface is not intuitive, at first, but I was able to load some pictures and start a slideshow pretty quickly. I couldn’t find a manual or instructions in English (or even German) and that would improve the user experience for me. For example, the slider for picking how long to display the slideshow goes up to eight hours, but I was looking to make it display continuously. I finally found that if you slide it to zero, it will never turn off (I.e. display continuously). Personally, I think that is on the wrong slide of the slider, logically. Also, the word title is misspelled in the app, but I imagine that’s a translational error. I believe the developer has done an excellent job with this app, the price is appropriate and it has sustained development over many years and I hope Mr. Gasche will continue this for years to come. This is more of a comment than a review for which I give the app five stars. Kudos to Mr. Gasche on Black Frame!
BTW, I couldn’t find it in the App Store by searching “Black Frame,” but when I searched “blackframe” it showed up. What’s up with that

ConcernedButNotFanaticalAboutPrivacy ,

Very good

This is the only serious slide show app I have so far found in the App Store. It has the essential options--which were just nicely expanded in early November '11--and yet is pretty straightforward to use. No gimmicks, no stupid stuff. Very good overall.

Suggestions for the developer:
1. Add the ability to randomize slide order. Very important to me, because I like to look at my own slides and want a little variety in the presentation. Should be easy to add at the bottom of the Options menu.
2. Do something to make the button that switches between viewing modes more self-evident. Currently it's a check mark, which at least to me is utterly meaningless. Consider a bigger button with a text label, e.g., "Albums" or "Additional slides" or "Change view" or something similar.
3. Allow for longer times per slide. I often have the iPad on my desk at work as though it were a picture frame. If I could, I would sometimes set each photo to appear for more than 5 minutes--maybe an hour or two; maybe even 24 hours, so I'd have a new "photo of the day" each day.
4. Have a way to alert users if they try to add the same photo twice to an album. I'm always expanding and reworking and altering my collection of photos, and I often don't remember whether I've already included a photo in Black Frame or not. Maybe you could treat the addition of new photos to B.F. just like copying a file from one folder to another--you'd always want to warn the user of the possibility of overwriting, and offer the options to overwrite, or duplicate, or cancel, wouldn't you?
5. Make it clear (I'm not sure how) what adding a photo to B.F. means: does B.F. COPY the photo, so that it is independent of its original? Does it create a POINTER to an existing photo? What happens when I delete a photo from B.F.--does it get deleted from the iPad altogether? It may be obvious to you how all this works, but it's not obvious to the user.

All of that said, it's still a very well done app; I wouldn't go to the trouble to make suggestions if I didn't think highly of it in the first place. Thanks for creating it.

App Privacy

The developer, Peter Gasche, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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