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  • What is Photo Story?

    Photo Story, a Microsoft Garage project, helps you tell engaging stories using your photos.  Simply choose a day, a theme and a soundtrack, and the app will create a rich stylized video from the best photos of the day. Photo Story saves you time by using computer vision technology to automatically pick the best photos.  You can easily customize the choice of photos and share the resulting story, just like any other video.

    What is the latest version?

    The latest version is 1.1.0.1 released on 15<sup>th</sup> Aug, 2015.

    Earlier versions:

    The latest version is 1.1.0.0 released on 13<sup>th</sup> Aug, 2015.

    Where can I get it?

    You can download it from the Windows Store at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/photo-story/9nblggh1z351

    You can also get it from the Computational Photography Team page or the Microsoft Garage page. These locations also have more information about the app.

    How much does it cost?

    Photo Story is free

    How does Photo Story work?

    Photo Story uses computer vision technology to pick the best photos for the user. The computer vision technology analyses the photo for technical quality and its likeness to the user. It also removes duplicates and to provide the user with the best selection of photos from the day.

    Photo Story then uses a rendering engine to render pre-made effects and transitions to the photos based on the users' selection of themes and music and then encodes the result into a video that is easy to share.

    What if the user does not like the selection photos and wants to change the selection?

    Photo Story offers a very easy way to edit the selection that was made automatically. The user enters the editing mode where they can quickly select/deselect the existing selection and review the results easily and quickly

    Which platforms support Photo Story?

    Photo Story is only available on WP 8.1

    Can I share a Photo Story Video?

    Yes! After you create your Photo Story video from Photo Story, you are free to share the footage through social media and other methods.

    In which countries is Photo Story available?

    Photo Story is available in all Windows Phone 8.1 markets

    On which Windows Phones is Photo Story available?

    Photo Story is available for all WPs that run WP 8.1 OS.

    Who’s behind Photo Story?

    The Computational Photography group

    Reporting—is there a mechanism for reporting bugs and suggestions?

    Yes through our dedicated forums, like the one you are in.

    Can Photo Story also use videos as input?

    At this time, Photo Story only processes photos as input.


    Thursday, August 13, 2015 2:41 PM