Monday, 30 August 2010

Magix Photo Story 9 Review

Rating: 8/10

Best Price: £26.99 here

Simple and intuitive interface
Video encoding can be fairly slow for longer shows
Great selection of effects

What it does:
Photo and video editing software for creating slideshows specifically for CD or DVD that can be shared with others

In the box:

·         The disc
·         A manual

First Impressions:

·         Ease of use – Simple and intuitive.

The programme interface is intuitive and creating a project is easy. First you choose to create either a CD or DVD based slideshow you drag images or video to include to the timeline.

There are a plethora of transition effects to use from fades to 3d effects.
Text can be added over the top of images or in frames of their own. The programme also includes image editing features to tinker with your photos, its by no means sophisticated, but enough to sharpen up your snaps. You can also add MP3 tracks as background music from iTunes

Once you have created the slideshow, you can create an interactive DVD menu to navigate your creation. You also have the option of uploading your photos and slideshows to Flickr and/or YouTube to share with a wider audience. Here is one I knocked together in about 3 minutes.

Tech Specs:

Runs on Windows XP, Vista and 7
Full specs here


PhotoStory 9 is an intuitive product with loads of customisable options to make your slideshow your own. Remarkable results are accomplished very easily and quickly.

Here is a screen shot of the programme

Feel free to comment and ask a question.

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