Adding Music to a Digital Story Created with Microsoft Photo Story 3
Adding Computer-Generated Music in Photo Story 3
Photo Story 3 includes prerecorded music of many different styles and genres that you can use to customize for your story. You can add music both from your computer and the Photo Story prerecorded music to your stories. Only one piece of music can play for a selected picture or anchor image.
To add computer-generated music to your story with Photo Story 3
Your entire story plays, starting at the
selected picture, complete with the narration, title pages, and any
background music you added.
For example, if you narrated your
pictures, you may want to move the slider toward Low to decrease the
music volume so your voice can be heard clearly over the background music.
If you want to return to the previous page, click Back.
Adding Pre-Recorded Music in Photo Story 3
How Pre-Recorded Audio was Added to the Gettysburg Address in Photo Story 3
The following information deals with the digital story version of the Gettysburg Address which may be viewed at: http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/view_story.cfm?vid=295&categoryid=16&d_title=History
When you come to the Add background music screen, you have two choices: to either press select music or create music.
1) In this case, we want to add our own audio file of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, so we will press the button that says Select Music. Note that the audio file you want to add may not be a music file -- it may be a speech or other type of audio recording, or like in our Gettysburg Address file, an audio clip that contains both spoken words and music together. But Photo Story 3 calls all external audio files Music so this is the button we will use. (Perhaps it would have been better for the developers of Photo Story to name that button Select Audio.) When you are ready to add the pre-recorded audio, select the image in the timeline where you want the audio to begin and then click the Select Music button.
2) A window like the one shown below will appear and you will browse to the location where the audio file you want to include is located. When you find it, highlight the audio file and press the Open button. This will insert the audio file into your Photo Story. Make sure in the file type box at the bottom of the window that All Audio Files is selected before you click open so that music files in all audio formats will be displayed.
You can now press the preview button to preview your story with the included audio to hear how it sounds.