PhotoStory Phun Gabe Mydland, EdD LPC Dakota State University WHERE TO FIND AND PREPARE TO USE PHOTOSTORY 3 (PS3)

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PhotoStory Phun
Gabe Mydland, EdD LPC
Dakota State University
WHERE TO FIND AND
PREPARE TO USE
PHOTOSTORY 3 (PS3)
Download Program
• http://www.mic
rosoft.com/win
dowsxp/using/
digitalphotogra
phy/photostory
/default.mspx
Search for Photos
Flickr,
compfight,
Google
Images, and
FreeImages
Best Practice! Images in One Folder
USING PS3
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Open Photostory 3
Select
‘Next’
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Import And Order Your Images
Basic Editing Available*
*Precise
editing is
better left to
another
program,
and done
before import
Select Next
Add Text
Carefully
chosen
and
placed
text can
enhance
image
Photo Effects*
*Not
recommended
Good Time to Save Project
Saved as a
PS3 Project
Select Next
Add Narration
PS3 adjusts
length of
slide display
to narration
of each
image
Customize Motion
Creates
‘movie like
effect’ of still
images or
‘Ken Burns
Effect’ or
‘Hitchcock
Zoom’
Customize Motion
Set Start
and End
Positions
Good Time to Save Project
Select Next
Add Music
Create
Music
option
allows one
to choose
genre,
style, band,
mood,
tempo and
intensity
Add Music
Add Music
IMPORTANT: Set
volume
approximately
1/8th of total
volume to avoid
losing narration
Preview Presentation
Preview
presentation
and select
‘Back’ to
make
changes
Select Next
Save Your Story
• ”
Select
‘Save story
for playback
on
computer’
AND
‘Settings’
Save Your Story
Select “Profile
for Computers
2 - 640 x 480”
Save Your Story
Select ‘Next’
This is
CRITICAL so
that your file is
saved in WMV
format and can
be played in
Windows Media
Player
WHY?
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Why? Too many students today
Using PS3 helps to shift
An Important Opportunity
• Teach about copyright, fair use,
attribution, and proper citation.
• Encourage Media Literacy or nudge,
urge, and/or cajole student consumers
to become creators of information.
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