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Microsoft Photo Story 3

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Freeware

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

USER REVIEWS

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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Output quality isn’t the best
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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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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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