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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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Create Your Own Stories Using This Simple yet Brilliant Software

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, August 22, 2014

Microsoft Photo Story 3 is a software that lets you create slideshows or stories from your photos that you can also narrate and playback. With this version, I like that it has a very user-friendly interface. Every function buttons are placed properly for you to see it easily and quickly. Plus, it has a variety of features that can help your slideshows become more attractive. You can add some special effects to your work to have a pleasant visual presentation. If you like to be more creative, you can record music or even audio narration. What I like about this software is that you can even send your slideshows to your friends through email and they can play it on their Windows Media Player or even on a mobile phone as long as it has a Windows Media Player Mobile. All in all, Microsoft Photo Story 3 is fantastic program that can create high-quality slideshows in just a matter of a few clicks.

Pros

  • It has a user-friendly interface
  • Records music and audio narration

Cons

  • It does not support CD or DVD burning
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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?
  • make short digital stories with pictures because it is fun and i will learn to use itfor more advanced purposes. easy to share with peolpe fun

  • im gonna use this program to teach my pupils about microsoft photo story.in order they can apply and make use of it in the future learning..

  • Organize photographs for use in a funeral service. I want it to be interesting and different to reflect the life of my partner of nearly 50 years.

  • I intend to make nice presentations with our family photos so that we can all share them. This will be a special surprise for our next family party.

  • make a video of vacation slides pictures of Vietnam and Cambodia from this years vacation. Why do you need so much text? very strange that I have

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have recently used the program windows movie maker from my laptop and i need a new application for my new photos where i can experiment...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Microsoft Photo story, that is the only one we have ever used Why do you need me to keep tying for another 30 characters. It does not make any sense to me!

What do you like most about this program?
  • The appplican works for me better when it comes to developing digital story line for instructional classes within an online e-learning management system

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

  • I have used an earlier version it is very easy program to use for capturing photos and making a DVD to show on TV screen and share with relatives and friends

  • 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

  • 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