|Photo Story3 is a free Microsoft Software (download here) for presenting a slide show in a video format enhanced by animations, music, and narration. The software can be used to reflect the outcomes of workshops, meetings, conferences, training sessions or presentations in an engaging way. The pictures and captions illustrate the events, zooming and panning let the audience observe the images in closer details, the narration allows storytelling and the music binds it all together. Those who have stage fright during presentations can especially benefit from using this program, thanks to the narration function. Storing and distributing the reports is also simple. The files can be saved in .wmv format and then be shared in the preferred modality.
User ExperienceFollowing is the experience of various users of Photot Story3 in a summarized form:
Comparison with Movie Maker:Movie Maker is a similar, free software (download here) developed by Microsoft. Although Photo Story3 works only with pictures unlike Movie Maker which is also compatible with video files, the outcome is rather similar: A video presentation of images (still or moving), enhanced by transitions, titles, music and narration. Since Photo Story3 videos are compatible with Movie Maker, a combination of the two could result in an effective video presentation that takes advantage of the best features of both programs.
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|Below you can find further tutorials and examples of how to create a Photo Story.|
|Photo Story3 for Windows - Review||A brief online tutorial illustrating the use of Photo Story3 with screen captions and explanations.|
|OpenDojô Programme||An example of a report created with Photo Story3.|
|Photo Story (5 min, video tutorial)||A short video tutorial about Photo Story3 created with Photo Story3.|