2 What can be Added to PhotoStory Files? PicturesPhotosTitlesNarrationMusic
3 Only one PhotoStory session may be open at one time Only one PhotoStory session may be open at one time. You cannot open two sessions and work between the two of them.
4 Import Pictures Click on Import Pictures button Navigate to location of desired picturesSelect pictures by clicking on the desired pictureTo select multiple pictures, hold the ctrl key while clicking on desired picturesClick OKPictures will be imported in the order selectedMaximum of 300 pictures may be imported
5 Import PicturesNOTE:Pictures added to a PhotoStory filmstrip after the initial import will be added AT THE END OF THE CURRENT PHOTOSMoving picturesOnly 1 picture may be selected and moved at a timeA picture moved to the left; will be inserted to the LEFT of the picture it overlaysA picture moved to the right will be inserted to the RIGHT of the picture it overlays.
7 Converting PowerPoint Presentations to Images Open the desired PowerPointSelect File from the menu barSelect Save As from the drop down menuSet the Save as Type field to JPEG formatChange the File Name as desiredClick on SaveA folder will be created with each of the slides in the Powerpoint saved as an individual imageImport any of these images into PhotoStory using the standard image import method
9 Rotate Counterclockwise Rotate Clockwise Remove BordersborCorrect Red EyeRotate CounterclockwiseRotate ClockwiseCrop, Rotate, Add Effects, Auto EffectsCorrect Color Levels
10 Remove black borders: if pictures are not a 4:3 ration (width to height) PhotoStory will automatically remove black borders and crop photos. You can accept the automatic cropping for each picture individually one by one or for all pictures at one time. You can always manually recrop pictures using the edit button at any time.
12 The crop and rotate features in the edit area; NOTE: The correct color, correct red-eye and rotate buttons work automatically
13 An alternative method of correct contract, correct color and correct red eye
14 Special effects can be applied to each picture individually or to all pictures simultaneously; once a special effect has been applied it cannot by UNDONE; to remove it you can choose reset; or set the special effect to NONENOTE: if you apply the special effect to all photos in a photostory file and the file contains a large number of photos it may take several minutes for the effect to be applied to all the photos.
15 Notes for EffectsSpecial effects can be applied to each picture individually or to all pictures simultaneously. However; if you apply the special effect to all photos in a PhotoStory file and the file contains a large number of photos it may take several minutes for the effect to be applied to all the photos.Once a special effect has been applied it cannot by UNDONE; to remove it you may choose Reset; or set the special effect to NONESaving an effect on a photo DOES NOT save the PhotoStory file. Remember to save the PhotoStory project every few minutes.NOTE: An edited picture displays an icon of a pen and paper below the photo on the filmstrip area – HOWEVER, you can’t tell from the icon what edit was made. You actually have to click the edit button, or RIGHT click on the photo and select edit to view the settings to determine what editing changes were made.
16 Moving around the PhotoStory pictures – buttons on individual picture screen move to next or previous pictures on the strip; Arrows to the right of the filmstrip area move the PICTURES location forward or back; the X deletes a picture. Once a picture is deleted is cannot be undone to be brought back; it must be re-imported.
17 Adding Titles Titles may be added to any slide in PhotoStory Titles by default turn off motion; panning, etc must be manually set on slides with titlesTitle by default wrap text in PhotoStory, but manual line breaks can be set by hitting the Enter keyOnly ONE font size, style and color may be used on a PhotoStory slide
18 Adding TitlesTitles may appear in bold, italics or both and may be aligned both vertically and horizontally on a PhotoStory slideTo create slides with particular backgrounds or varieties of font styles, colors, etc.:create the slide in PowerPointsave the PowerPoint slide as a .jpeg or other image file formatImport the image into PhotoStoryThe maximum length of titles on a PhotoStory slide is 1,024 characters
19 Adding NarrationClick on the microphone icon to set the sound configuration for your microphone
21 Microphone Configuration Read the paragraph and check the volume meter responses. If the volume is not responsive or is too soft click on the volume button to adjust the volume settings.
22 Microphone Configuration Select the correct microphone settings for your computer: Internal Mic; External Mic; or Line in Mic. Adjust microphone volume slider as needed according to volume meter measurements on testing screen.
23 Speaker Configuration Read the paragraph and check the speaker volume settings. If the meter does not indicate any sound click on the volumn button to adjust speaker settings.
26 Notes about NarrationA maximum of 5 minutes of narration may be recorded for each picture.If narration is recorded and stopped, and the record button is click again BEFORE selecting another photo the narration for a slide can be picked up where it left off.If narration is recorded for a slide; then another slide is selected; narration CANNOT be continued on the previous slide. To change or edit the narration the previous narration must be deleted and the narration must be re-recorded.
27 Sound ConfigurationOnce you have adjusted the sound settings: microphone and speakers select NO when this window pops up on each PhotoStory slide.
28 Sound IconThe bubble caption at the bottom of the slide in a PhotoStory film strip indicates narration on the slide. The length of the narration appears on the slide itself. Slides will be displayed at least as long as the narration; but the length of display can be manually adjusted to last longer than the narration. Narration may be no longer than 5 minutes per slide.