What is it?
Photo Story 3 is a free presentation tool for
creating digital stories with photos, text,
transitions, audio narration and background
music. It is a modern day version of show and
tell or story telling.
Which year levels can use it
and which subject areas?
The software is suitable to be used in all
learning areas where students want or need
to present information, pictures and audio.
The only limitation is that R-2 would probably
benefit from teacher led, whole class
projects, to familiarize them with the variety
of options and steps. It is also a great tool for
teachers to use to introduce lessons or units
Objectives of Photostory software
importing pictures from anywhere and do anything wanted
Change the appearance by rotating/cropping/editing the
Adjusting the color
Fixing the red eye
Adding special effects
Adding titles to pictures
Narrating pictures by recording own voice
Adding background music
Saving and view photo story
Correcting the lighting in pictures and many more features.
Import and arrange their pictures.
Add a titles/captions/credits.
Narrate their pictures and customize motion
Add background music.
Export their stories.
Teacher’s role in using software
One of the most important role for teacher
in this software isTo assure that students love
the software. Endears the software to
Bring a ready project of this software.
Teaching students practical steps from
downloading the software, setup it until
making project fully.
Student’s role in using software
Design andTech- Students could critique a
product and explain how they would improve
it through photos and text.They could also
have a photo story of the process taken in
creating a model of a new product.
Technical Features of software
Removing the borders: Auto crop
Captions and titles.
New narration capabilities.
Benefits of software
Easy to use
Trouble shooting in simple
Story can be burned to a
VCD or DVD for viewing
Photo Story program is not
required to view story on
other PC’s or mobile
Program will import many
file types (ex:
Photos can be imported
from computer folders and
Each picture can feature up
to five minutes of narration
Motion effects (pan and
zoom) can be customized
Story can include as many
songs as desired
Songs can come from
computer files or be
chosen from the Photo
Good effects (ex: B&W,
sepia, colored pencil,
Up to 1024 characters can
be added per picture
Background music can be
added, and narration over
Photo Story is not supported on the
Windows 7 platform.
Unable to draw freely on photos as in
applications such as paint
Cropping the black border does not work with all
Windows Media Player is required
No ‘fun’ enhancements for altering the
picture (ex. Distort image).
Pictures must be 4:3 aspect ratio.