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Importing Images into Photo Story

Alright, roll up your sleeves. You are going to jump in to Photo Story with no holds barred.

Open Photo Story 3. You will see the welcome screen in Figure 6.

Figure 06Figure 6 Photo Story 3 welcome screen.

Select the first option, Begin a New Story. This takes you to the image import screen in Figure 7.

Figure 07Figure 7 The import screen for Photo Story 3.

You need to import some pictures into your movie. Select the Import Pictures button. The File Browser for Photo Story 3 is unique. With it, you can browse images on your hard drive in any MSN Group you are a member of (see Figure 8). You will also see a slider in the top-right corner that allows you to adjust the size of the image thumbnail.

Figure 08Figure 8 The Photo Story 3 File Browser lets you look for images on your computer and in MSN Groups you are a member of. You can also change the thumbnail preview image size to view more or fewer numbers of images.

You can select whole groups of images in one move. When you have the images you want, click OK to import the images into Photo Story.

Photo Story now displays a visual timeline of your images (see Figure 9). You can use controls to modify each image; I explain these in a bit. For now, let's just get the movie working.

Figure 09Figure 9 Photo Story lays out the order of all your digital images.

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