Microsoft's Photo Story is a free Windows program that lets you create audiovisual presentations out of your photos and images. You can quickly crop, rotate, and edit your pictures; personalize them with captions and titles; and add sound effects, narration, and background music. Photo Story saves your presentations as WMV files you can play on your PC or convert using a third-party video converter. Finished files can be small enough to send by email, too. Many Windows users already have it; those who don't can download and install it or repair their current installation, if necessary. We looked at the latest release, Photo Story 3.
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Photo Story 3 opens with a wizard offering three choices: Begin a new story, edit a project, or play a story. With no stories to edit or play, we started with the first option. However, in the lower left corner of the program's window is a small Help button that opens a fairly large Help file that many users may prefer as a starting point since it explains every step and even offers extras such as tips and tricks, accessibility options for individuals with disabilities, and a Glossary. In any case, the program's wizard made each step easy even for beginners.
We imported some images and arranged them on the film strip. A main window displays selected images and let us crop and rotate them, correct color levels and red eye, and apply a variety of visual effects from a drop-down list. An Auto Fix feature automatically corrects color, contrast, and red eye, too. Photo Story's wizard offers lots of advice, such as telling us that removing the black borders from our images with the Remove Black Borders tool would improve its on-screen appearance. A selection tool ensures that the right part of your photo is retained. We added text, narration, and music, and saved our project with lots of playback options. Presentations created with Photo Story 3 are great for weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations.
With a little time and effort, this surprisingly versatile tool can tell all kinds of stories. It's a hidden gem in Windows. Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Photo Story 3 3.0.1115.11. Bring your digital photos to life with Photo Story 3 for Windows. Create a photo slideshow of your life's most memorable moments.
You can capture your memories just the way you want them - with the a single click, you can touch-up, crop or rotate pictures. It's that easy. Then, add stunning special effects, sountracks and personalize your stories with titles and captions. The file size makes it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail or take them with you on a Window Mobile based portable device.
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Technology lessons, guides, rubrics and DVD yearbook how-to’s for grades K-8 by David Hall Photo Story Versus Windows Movie Maker Today there are dozens, if not hundreds, of slide show formats. Unfortunately, no format is 100% compatible with all computers. Probably the most common and compatible format is Windows Media Video (WMV).
By default, this format will play in Windows Media Player, which is a standard Windows program. Like any program, Windows Media Player must be updated on occasion to play current files. Windows Media Video files will also play in dozens of other media players. The IHM DVD Yearbook operates just like a website. Users must have an up-to-date web browser and media player.
Windows Movie Maker is a standard Windows program that is very easy to use and can make great Windows Media Video movies. It also can be used to make slideshows in the Windows Media Video format. Slideshows made in Windows Movie Maker, unfortunately, have a relatively large file size and typically have disappointing image quality.