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Microsoft Photo Story 3

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USER REVIEWS

Create Your Own Presentations and Short Movies with This Program

By Sam James

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I like this program because with Microsoft Photo Story 3, I can now create my own slideshow and own short movies. Not only that, I can also add a lot of new effects, narrations, and background music with my presentation to make it catchier. Once I am done with my work, I can now play it on my PC using Windows Media Player, since we are using the WMV format. In addition, what I love about this is that it is not that difficult to use because its interface is just simple so you will know how the program works. Plus, you can create the things that you want with the help of its new features and useful tools. I think the only thing that I do not want with this one is that it lags sometimes. Another thing that I would like to add, the maximum number of the images that can be imported by batch is only 200. All in all, this is a great program.

Pros

  • Very simple and attractive interface
  • It is very user friendly

Cons

  • The program lags and crashes sometimes
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Bring Your Own Photo Presentations to Life Using This Program

By Sam James

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It is a presentation program for photos based on Windows XP OS. I like it because it allows me to add photos onto a window, and organize or arrange them if needed. It also allows me to customize my narration, zooms, transitions, audio, soundtracks and auto generated music. In my opinion, applying these kind of features can be tricky or can be difficult with other programs, but not in this one. The fact that you don’t have to tweak numerous settings because this application does it for you, makes this program very great. While the program does everything for you, there are lots of things that you can still do. You can create your own music for your presentation. You can pick what music you want for your show or you can put some great effects with your work. Isn’t that great? With this program, it makes your work a lot easier. If you like a fast and simple way to make your presentations standout, Microsoft Photo Story is good for you.

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  • The effects and transitions are automated
  • Features many useful new tools

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  • Output quality isn’t the best
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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 and my whole family as well as friends would like to turn my digital photos to videos or make a slideshow so watching pictures is more interesting

  • This program will come in handy in class for my groups schoolproject where we intend to make a short-story based on pictures, text and maybe sound.

  • person use and to share with friends my stories and photos in a proper written story , iHAD PHOTO STOR LONG TIME AGO BUT OVER TIME I HAVE LOST THE PROGRAM

  • story writing for summer campers to create their fun short stories to share with both classmates and families back at home we hope to have!

  • The birth of a baby for his album so his parents will always have something to look back at in years gone by. What more can I say? Love love

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have not used similar programs. I am really liiking forward to using Microsoft Photo Story to send photographs with a music backgound to my friends.

  • 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

  • Animoto, movie maker, class dojo, and a few others that I do not recall at the moment. But they were all user friendly; I just wanted to try something new.

  • im not really sure i have never use a similar application like this so may i please just download the app so that i can finish my school project

What do you like most about this program?
  • Because it is easy to use, manageable, and fast. It can be used educationally. Students enjoyed watching their pictures using photo story very much.

  • Having the resources to Storyboard ideas concepts for Microsoft Movie Maker Projects. This software will be a resource to create mood boards etc

  • Easy to use and good results in the past. You can make a story from your holidays that is great to look back on without flicking through photos.

  • This pgrogram maked me more intersting in building wonderful video clip by myself. I could be added lot of easy functions that the users can apply beautiful presentations for the clip

  • 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 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