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Microsoft Photo Story 3

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Creating slideshows of your photos is a breeze with this application

By Daren Garius

On Thursday, September 18, 2014

If you want to spice up your unforgettable photos and create a slideshow, there is no better program than Microsoft Photo Story 3. Aside from being free, this application will allow you to personalize your images. You can have an audiovisual presentation in just a few simple steps. What I love about it is that you can immediately edit your photos. If you want to crop, rotate or even add captions and titles, it is possible with this program. At the same time, you can even add sound effects and music to your work. It is very simple and easy to operate. It is great for beginners who want to explore the idea of making slideshows. The output is saved in WMV format but it is also possible to convert it to other formats. But in doing so, you need a third-party converter. If it is your first time to use this program, I suggest you check out the Help button so you can be familiar with all the options available in making slideshows of your photos. There is also a wizard that can assist you while making your presentation. Overall, Microsoft Photo Story 3 is a simple but amazing program.

Pros

  • Simple program and easy to operate
  • Adding narration and background music is a breeze

Cons

  • Wide screen format is not available
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A Very Straightforward Program That Can Create a Simple Yet Sophisticated Slideshow

By Sam James

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014

If you are looking for a tool that can help you in making simple slideshows using some of your digital photos that are saved in your computer, you can check out this brilliant application made by Microsoft and this application is called Microsoft Photo Story. This application of Microsoft is a simple software application that supports as many photos as you want. With the use of a single click, you can easily crop, touch-up and rotate pictures the way you want. You can also put some special effects, background sounds and even your own voice narration to your slideshow that you are working on. Microsoft Photo Story offers a simple preview window and pretty basic editing buttons right straight from the beginning. So, even a beginner user like me can easily explore all the featured functions of this wonderful program without wasting time. All in all, Microsoft Photo Story is a simple and very straightforward application that can help you in making a simple picture slideshow that you can easily share with your friends and relatives anywhere, anytime.

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  • You will be satisfied with the output
  • You can have a quick result

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  • Frequently experienced installation problems with Win7 OS
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TELL STORIES WITH YOUR PHOTOS IN FORM OF PRESENTATIONS USING THIS APPLICATION

By Hande Njr

On Thursday, September 18, 2014

If you want to tell stories using photos then this is the application for you. It is a product of Microsoft; it simply provides the user with the capability to include effects while telling stories using narrations and having music of your own choice playing in the background. The procedure involves choosing the pics that you want to be including for whatever theme or purpose arranging them in order and adding the desired transitions or effects and music you want. Mostly the end product is a presentation which can be used for professional or personal purpose. The choice of what you want to be part of the presentation is not limited to the content you have on your personal computer, because you can use media directly from the internet which is awesome. The internet will always have a wide range of multimedia materials to choose from that can specifically relay the message the way it should be desired once the presentation is used in whichever capacity. The finished work inform of a presentation can be kept in your personal computer by saving it or you can send it to another person as an attachment on email. This application is very basic hence it doesn't give the user a hard time achieving the goal of being user friendly.

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  • You can tell stories using this application.
  • It is good for presentations.

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  • There are a lot of similar softwares hence competition.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I am going to use PhotoStory 3 for my communications class so that I can make better presentations for the Veteran's Day Program at my school

  • there is birthday of my son. i want to present many pictures of him with his friends. the presentation should be the best that the reason wh

  • English as a second language learning project: students will invent a story, draw pictures and make them animated using your fabulous progra

  • I am a teacher and trying to make a simple slideshow for Open House at my school tomorrow night. The pictures are on my google drive so I hope it works.

  • familyto tell astory of our life i used a lot of pictutes totell a story set music my family loved it wouldlike to do again on new computers

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have not used any other similar programs which are related to or close to this program which is microsoft photo story but in future i may u

  • Have used Photo Story before, and found it extremly usefull, I am also very familier with most of the Microsoft programs and they are all O.K

  • I have used Sothink Photo Album but was not able to get what I want and need. I read Microsoft Photo Story 3 could be the program I am finding

  • Nothing at all. This will be a first time usage for me . But I had it installed on other computers that became distroyed in weather conditions

  • photostory for another computer- what else are you wanting me to write- it is much better to be succinct - and still I have more characters to use

What do you like most about this program?
  • i like how you can make photo stories. lol i dont know what else to write. im trying to reach the word limit hehe i got 21 characters left yay

  • microsoft photo story easy to operate and it's free ware to create great movie clip with auto transition and music background. very helpfull

  • auto animation is very easy tool.also transmition action.and easy to upload photos.export easily.very user friendly software that i have used.

  • being able to put music to photos to create a lovely memory of children's experiences at school for their parents and teachers to enjoy together

  • associate graphic to music as I have a lot of mp3s I have copied from cassette and of course it comes with no artwork so I've scanned the case covers

Microsoft Photo Story 3 is a image presentation program which allows you to create animated photo albums.

Microsoft Photo Story 3 helps you to create photo presentations. This program will allow you to make this process in a few steps since the only thing you need to do is to choose the sequence of pictures you want to present in your photo album. In addition, this utility makes possible to edit the photos you want to include in your photo album.

Once you have integrated the pictures, your project is ready for the rest of different elements that add an original touch to the presentation and make it much nicer.

A special touch for your photo album

As we already mentioned, the program allows you to include some other additional elements to your photo albums. For instance, with Microsoft Photo Story 3 you can add effects, music as well as different transitions between the images or comments, among others. Moreover, it lets you download multimedia content from the Internet and integrate them into your presentation.

Once you have created your animated presentation, this software allows you to send it via email to your family or friends, burn it on a CD, store it on your system in WMV format or even save it in a mobile which supports this feature.

To conclude, its interface is very intuitive and easy to use, so you can easily go through the different features that this image presentation program provides.

Similar alternatives

As any other similar program, the functionalities that it provides are pretty simple since it is a tool which is focused on offering good multimedia creations in the simplest possible way.

For instance, Windows Live Movie Maker is a video editor which enables to design multimedia presentations by combining images, audio, clips or similar special effects than those provided by our program. Besides that, it is able to directly upload videos to social networks like Facebook or YouTube.

On the other hand, ProShow Gold is a bit more advanced alternative than the aforementioned programs since it integrates the same kind of features to create your own multimedia projects and it is also able to burn DVDs. However, this program is not free.

Microsoft Photo Story 3 Features

This software includes the following features:

  • Add almost 200 pictures in a single batch
  • Create personal videos with your images
  • Great output resolution (maximum is 1024x768)
  • Output video format is .wmv
  • Crop and zoom your images at 4:3 to work closer
  • Add effects, transitions, narration or even background music easily
  • It includes the possibility of mixing different themes randomly
  • Download Roxio plug-in to burn DVDs and CDs
  • Great compatibility with other programs

For further information, you can check’s developer website here

Conclusion

This is a photo presentation program thanks to which you can create high quality animated albums to surprise your family and friends as well as recreate the best moments of your life.

Pros
  • Large variety of effects and transitions
  • Simple way to create nice photo presentations
  • Free
  • Easy to download
Cons
  • It doesn’t includes the possibility of burning DVDs