Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows®

What is Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows®?

screenshot of Windows Photo Story

Microsoft Photo Story 3 is free software that lets you create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail or post in YouTube.

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Is there a cost associated with Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows®?

No. 

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Can I download Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows®?

Yes.  Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows® is available for download from the Microsoft® Download Center.

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How do I use Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows®?

There are many uses for Photo Story.  Some Clemson students are using Microsoft Photo Story to create a one picture slideshow with narration to introduce themselves to future employers.  While other students are using Microsoft Photo Story to summarize their internship or work experiences. 

Microsoft has several resources available on their website to help you learn how to use Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows®.  There are additional resources available on the web as well. We have linked some resources that we believe will help you in learning Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows® below.

  • Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows website (.HTM)
  • Create your First Photo Story (.HTM)
  • Wow your Teachers with Visually Stunning School Reports (.HTM)
  • Capture Memories with Photo Story 3 (.HTM)
  • Bring Photos to Life with Photo Story 3 (.HTM)
  • Explore Windows Photography with Windows XP (.HTM)
  • Make your Pictures come to Life with Photostory 3 (.HTM)
  • Photo Story 3 for Windows (.HTM)
  • Creating Multimedia Video Files using Microsoft Photo Story 3 (.HTM)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Review the FAQ about Photo Story 3 to assist you in finding answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. Some of the answers to questions asked most frequently in our classes are listed below:

  • Question: Can I use Photo Story if I have a Mac? 
    • Answer:  No, it only works on Windows.  iPhoto and GarageBand offer similar features for Mac.
  • Question:  What kind of file does it create? 
    • Answer:  The final file format for a Photo Story is .WMV.

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Do we offer Instructor-Led training for Microsoft® Photo Story 3 for Windows®?

Yes. CCIT currently offers instructor-led training for faculty, staff and students. Please view our training calendar to register for these available classes. Click the links below to download the class handouts.  Email ITHELP@clemson.edu for one-on-one training.

  • Create a Microsoft Photostory Video (.SWF)
  • Upload a Microsoft Photostory Video to YouTube and link to your Google Site (.SWF)

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System requirements

Review the Microsoft® Photo Story for Windows System Requirements.  Please note that if you plan to record audio narration, you will also need a microphone.

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Additional Resources

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