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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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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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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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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • i am a kindergarden teacher and i am going to use it in my classroom. computers are part of our teaching tasks and this programme will make

  • To create stories and slides for personal and classroom use to share important moments with friends and family to stimulate my students through vicarious experiences.

  • i want to make photos very nice good with music so i want to download this photo story editor because i heard about it many times in my life

  • 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

  • create video for facebook advertising. I really dont know what more you would like for me to say because I have said it all in on sentence so?

What similar programs have you used?
  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

What do you like most about this program?
  • auto animation is very easy tool.also transmition action.and easy to upload photos.export easily.very user friendly software that i have used.

  • It suits everyone from young to old. The children at school love it! So I decided to download it on my personal home computer. Here goes! Wish me luck!

  • the program is new to me. i never used it but got recomandation from friend and expect to edit photo in an easy way and nice set ups plus frames

  • i like the most is that we can narrate sounds and we can also insert many pictures with text videos special eddects etc iot is vert good software

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

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