Photo Story 3 For Windows


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Photo Story 3 For Windows

  1. 1. A TUTORIAL
  2. 2. Photo Story 3 for Windows will allow you to: <ul><li>Capture your pictures from digital camera or scanner and organize them into your own personal story book. </li></ul><ul><li>Use photo-editing tools to remove red-eye, correct lighting, and crop. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Photo Story 3 for Windows will allow you to: <ul><li>Use custom panning and zooming options. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose songs from the music library to add personality to your photo story. </li></ul><ul><li>Add special effects and transitions to your pictures, even flips and page curls like the professionals </li></ul>
  4. 4. Photo Story 3 for Windows will allow you to: <ul><li>Write captions and titles for your slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your stories on the Web, send them by e-mail, burn them to a CD, and even put them on your PDA or mobile phone. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Opening Photo Story <ul><li>Click Start , point to All Programs, and then click Photo Story 3 for Windows . </li></ul><ul><li>On the Welcome page, click BEGIN A NEW STORY , and then click next. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Importing and arranging your pictures <ul><li>On the IMPORT AND ARRANGE YOUR PICTURES page, click IMPORT PICTURES . </li></ul><ul><li>In the FILE BROWSER dialog box, browse to where you saved your images. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Filmstrip <ul><li>Using the filmstrip feature you can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change the sequence of pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change the appearance of pictures: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Color correction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Red-eye reduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special effects </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Adding a title to your pictures <ul><li>On the ADD A TITLE TO YOUR PICTURES page, click the first picture, and then type your title in the box . </li></ul><ul><li>Click the SELECT FONT button. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Font dialog box, under FONT STYLE , you can adjust the style of your font. </li></ul><ul><li>You can align your title to the left, center, or right justification as well as the top, middle, and bottom justification </li></ul>
  9. 9. Narrating your pictures <ul><li>On the NARRATE YOUR PICTURES and CUSTOMIZE MOTION page, click the Microphone button. (This will launch the Sound Test Wizard. ) </li></ul><ul><li>Click a picture in the filmstrip. </li></ul><ul><li>Add any desired text in the cue card area. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the RECORD NARRATION button to start recording narration. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Narrating your pictures <ul><li>When you have finished narrating the picture, click the STOP RECORDING button. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat steps 2 thru 4 for each picture for which you want to add narration (Narration for each picture cannot exceed 5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have added narration, click the first picture in the filmstrip, and then click PREVIEW to see how your story looks and sounds. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Adding Background Music <ul><li>On the ADD BACKGROUND MUSIC page, click the first picture in the filmstrip and then click SELECT MUSIC. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse for the song selection you wish to use. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Creating Music for Your Story <ul><li>Click on the photos you wish to add music to. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a GENRE , a STYLE , and select a BAND and MOOD. </li></ul><ul><li>Click PLAY to hear what the music will sound like. </li></ul><ul><li>When the music has finished playing, click OK to close the CREATE MUSIC dialog box. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Creating Music for Your Story <ul><li>You may need to adjust the music volume levels to accommodate your narration to do this, simply click the picture in the filmstrip and then adjust the music volume using the volume slider bar. You may need to adjust the volume and preview your story a few times to get it just right. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Saving your story <ul><li>On the SAVE YOUR STORY page, verify that SAVE YOUR STORY FOR PLAYBACK ON YOUR COMPUTER is selected in the activities list. </li></ul><ul><li>Click BROWSE to specify the location and file name of your story. </li></ul><ul><li>Click SAVE , and then click NEXT . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Viewing Your Story <ul><li>When your story is built and saved, the COMPLETING PHOTO STORY 3 FOR WINDOWS page will appear. You can view your newly created story or begin a new story from here. To see what you have created, click VIEW YOUR STORY. Windows Media Player will open and your story will begin to play. </li></ul>