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Vladimir Rovinsky - Demo of just released Photo Story 3

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Microsoft, today, released a new version of Photo Story. It's a really great new way to share your digital photos with other people. Try it out, it's free (for people who own Windows XP).

In this video Vladimir Rovinsky, lead program manager on the Photo Story team, demonstrates Photo Story for us.

In another early look at Photo Story 3, Sean Alexander blogged about it and Paul Thurrott has a review about it.

Why don't you try it and let us know your experiences here?

In another video we posted today you can hear more from the team that built Photostory.

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    The Discussion

    • Maurits
      Waah, I can't download it in Firefox because it's an installation via ActiveX... :'-(
    • Red Dalek
      The ActiveX is just for the antipiracy thing. Install it once via IE and then you can download the software using whatever you want. And you shouldn't need to install the ActiveX after you've installed it once, as I understand it.
    • Mollyfud
      If you like this, check out http://www.muvee.com/. It works with moves as well and some of the stuff it does is just amazing!

      Molly
    • Mav Phoenix
    • rjdohnert
      I like Picasa from Google more, and its Free as well. 
    • scobleizer
      I thought Picasa was a photo organizer, not aimed at telling stories. Am I wrong? Gotta check into that again.
    • soe
      Downloaded the program yesterday, and it really is cool; easy and straightforward.

      One thing you guys should consider putting into the program is a mood/season/background feature; xmas is coming and it would be nice to select a background on which the clip is overlayed.

      .. also when selecting music one should be allowed to browse by play list or genre.

      Regards,

      soe

    • marc_liron_​MVP
      Now I have had a chance to "play" with PS3 I am really impressed!!!
       
      I have written an article and posted to my site:
       
      http://www.updatexp.com/microsoft-photo-story-3.html
       
      I am also thinking of doing more software "demo" style videos like the one at the end
      of this article:
       
      http://www.updatexp.com/wintasks-5-professional.html
       
      It's just soooo....... easy to do in PS3!
       
      Regards
       
      Marc Liron
      Microsoft MVP
      Windows Digital Media
      http://www.updatexp.com
    • NetRyder
      I've never used the earlier versions of Photo Story, but I was very impressed with this release. It looks nice, it's very easy to use, and the finished videos look really cool with the Ken Burns effect.

      Props to the Photo Story team for creating a great little product. Smiley
    • Mav Phoenix
      I really wish I could solve that error, pisses me off.
    • VDOplayer
      Looks Great!  I have one question:

          For DVD NTSC, most products including Movie Maker use 720x480, your product is suggesting 640x480.  Which, when converted by my DVD Authoring software, creates a stretching effect to fit 720x480.

          In the near future, might a new profile with 720x480 can be made available for DVD NTSC?

      Thanks!
    • SuperBK
      Hi.
      I tried Photo Story and I like it. I started watching the demo first, but just jumped in and had a story going pretty quick. Nice Interface.

      I emailed my stories to somebody though and they couldn't be played because a codec needed to be installed. This was on XP. I would have expected a box to pop up and a simple "Yes" answer would have downloaded and installed the codec.

      Brian
    • Laserheart
      Is it possible to customize the DVD profile so videos can be made at the native DVD resolution?

      This is one of the biggest problems with most slide-show applications.
    • typhoon121
      Photostory 3 is great. The onlyl thing is it needs updated like ounce every couple of months with new features/transitions ect. Also the insertion of audio when speaking leaves something to be desired. If you use your computers mic to record you cant watch the show as you talk so syncing a voice comment to a specific card is difficult.
    • Mark Coffman
      typhoon121 wrote:
      Photostory 3 is great. The onlyl thing is it needs updated like ounce every couple of months with new features/transitions ect. Also the insertion of audio when speaking leaves something to be desired. If you use your computers mic to record you cant watch the show as you talk so syncing a voice comment to a specific card is difficult.


      Actually, are you sure that you're doing this right?  I get a little "talk bubble" icon near each slide I record a narration for.  Synching is easy because i have a separate one for each slide.  I can even re-record or delete a specific narration.

      Mark

      http://www.windowsphotostory.com - my fan site!
    • john.d.​murphy

      That was a great demo. However the Latin Tropical music isn't.  That is more like music from the English speaking islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Jamaica, etc.


      Over all I like the product.

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