We in IMS have found that on some newer computers, when you try to adjust the panning of images within Photo Story 3, the mouse hesitates and prevents the adjustment of images. Reducing the number of cores used by the CPU from 4, to 2 or 1 solves this problem. Check out the document here or download it.
Since PS3 was designed to run on Windows XP, if you are using a Windows 7 or 8 operating system, try setting your computer to XP compatibility mode to install. This help is also called the Program Compatibility Assistant and is found in Win 7 under: Control Panel\All Control panel items\Administrative Tools\Services\Program Compatibility Assistant Service for setup.
The primary reason is that as each new file is entered across the image set, the program automatically defaults the sound level to full volume (100%) making volume changes if the recordist has manually moved one or more volume sliders away from 100% . To keep the volume level consistent across the changing music files when multiple files are used across the image set, one must manually set the volume level as each new file is entered to the sequence or leave all sliders at 100%. Second, make sure the speaker volume controls stay at the same level as one moves through the story to insure consistent volume by the amplifier during the speaker production.
Yes. Because there is only one track available for multiple effects, do a mixdown of your selected multiple effects or music clips outside of PS3 and then insert to PS3 for the desired image as a single .mp3. It is also possible to insert multiple music or sound files sequentially to the story across the image set one at a time. Select the first image with the cursor to receive a sound or music file. Select the .mp3 file desired for insertion. It will fill across the entire image set or until it ends due to its time length. One may then add another .mp3 music file by selecting its starting image and then selecting the second file for insertion. It also will fill across succeeding images either to its timed ending or to the end of the image set. Additional music or sound files can be similarly entered to the story.
Yes. On the page headed ‘Narrate your pictures and customize motion’ there is a box under the recording button that is designed to accept text from an electronic document for prompting the recordist on a frame by frame basis.
No. Image deletion in PS3 is accomplished one image at a time selecting the image to delete and using the “X” button at the right end of the line to actually remove the image from the story line. Similarly, to shift multiple images along the story line one selects them individually and using the right and left arrow buttons also at the right end of the story line, shifts their locations one at a time. A short cut to delete an image is to use the right mouse button and to move an image is to select it with a click of the left mouse button and drag and drop it in the new position.