Microsoft Photo Story 3 screenshot

Microsoft Photo Story 3

free download

Freeware

USER REVIEWS

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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Frequently experienced installation problems with Win7 OS
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

0

0

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
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

0

0

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
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

0

0

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • school homework for my kids to finish a project they are working on at school in tech this is silly that I have to type such a long answer da

  • i told you before that i was going to use it for showing photographs on a projector screen from our green school project but ot seems to me that you forgot

  • This program gives a hassle free access for creating digital stories and to collect group of pictures and videos for school projects and assignments.

  • 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!

  • 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

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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

What do you like most about this program?
  • 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

  • its suppose to be an easy program to use so that is great for someone who wants to make videos to share the dogs in our rescue program hopefully it helps get them adopted

  • 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.

  • Great program that i have used for years. Need it on this computer as all my files are in this format. Wonndering why it is not available on more recent programs

  • It allows me to present my collection of photos in an attractive way. Coupled with the right selection of music, the presentation receive good response from the audience. Great for group get-together.

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