Tell me a story

Save and sound

Now all that's left is to choose how you want to save your project. It will be a Windows Media Video file (WMV), which means that anyone running Windows 98 or later - and who has a compatible media player - will be able to see your project. They don't need to have Photo Story installed.

In this dialogue box, you can choose settings appropriate for playing it back on your PC - giving you a larger image resolution - or for sending as an e-mail. This will use a reduced image size so you don't overwhelm anyone's mailbox (see screenshot 4).

Adjusting the picture

Sometimes you may want to do a bit of tweaking to your photos after you've looked at them on your PC. You might have a fantastic portrait if it wasn't for that distracting background object, or a photo could look even better with a dramatic effect applied to it. Once you've imported your photos into Photo Story, however, you might not have the time or inclination to go back into another image-editing program, fix the photo and then re-import it. Fortunately, you don't have to - Photo Story 3.0 has a selection of image-editing tools. Import your pictures, then select the pic that you want to alter. Below the image preview window, choose the Edit button. Here, you can tick the Crop box and then select the part of your photo that you want to appear (see figure 3), or you can rotate it so that it's facing the right way up.

You can also use the Auto Fix tab to adjust colour, contrast or red-eye. To add dramatic special effects to the photo such as Diffuse Glow, choose the Add Effect tab (see figure 4). When you have finished, choose Save to return to the main story wizard.

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