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Wondershare Photo Story Gold Giveaway
$29.95
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Giveaway of the day — Wondershare Photo Story Gold

Create flash photo album for entertainment and share on Myspace or Website.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 568 (63%) 340 (37%) 138 comments

Wondershare Photo Story Gold was available as a giveaway on July 17, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$21.00
free today
The high-end software solution for screenshots and video captures!

Wondershare Photo Story Gold is a creative tool to turn your photos into stunning story movie with animated styles and background music. Only some mouse clicks to make wonderful photo story movies and enjoy them on iPod, iPhone, YouTube and more.

  • 3 easy steps to create photo story movie
  • Add unlimited photos
  • Add your background music
  • Support all major image/audio formats
  • Stunning built-in animated styles
  • Publish photo story movie in MP4/AVI/WMV/3GP/MPEG2
  • Share your photo story movie with your family and friends on the Internet

System Requirements:

OS: Win 2000/XP/2003/Vista; CPU: Pentium III/Athlon 500MHz or above; RAM: 256 MB or above; Hard Drive(s) Size: 50MB Free Space or above

Publisher:

Wondershare Software

Homepage:

http://www.ourpix.com/downloads/photo-story-gold.html

File Size:

25.3 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#138

I did not realize that I had to activate the program twice to get the registration information submitted for this program... I guess I should start checking to make sure my programs are really successfully activated before the giveaway period ends. :(

Though I wish that GAOTD would let those in a similar situation go back and activate the program now, I completely understand why they can't. Oh well.

Thanks GAOTD for all of the other great programs!

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#137

I downloaded this program but have not been able to utilize it to its fully. Upon loading the program ask me to register but I have no licensing information to enter. When I develop a photo story I get a watermark across the photo's stating "Evaluation Copy". Why can't I access the full program?

Reply   |   Comment by Blackope  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#136

I downloaded to get the application installed. I ran the activation and installed then went to sleep. When I went to use app this morning it asked me to registerd again. And I SOL, now?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#135

why does this need a registration cade and email?
i already activated my thing!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#134

Again I will say this program is ok for one that just wants to put a bunck of pictures together and do it in a hurry. It will look like that as well. As a high quality look when finished I would say that is far from what we get. there are far better out there. You most likely have a better program to do this and do not know it.

Reply   |   Comment by ken kelly  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#133

very good program for simple slide shows

Reply   |   Comment by mr know it all  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#132

Awhile back, GAOTD offered Wondershare Photo Story. It worked great and used SWF as output but the audio failed to work. I kept using it as my number 1 conversion tool cause SWF came out better than any format available. I was glad to see Photo Story Gold offered and downloaded in a hurry. After a test run, I concluded the following:

1) Program worked 100% without bugs;
2) Although various format offered but no SWF output which was disappointing. Current formats not can't match the quality outut of SWF;
3) Audio did not have a time setting. As a result, audio continues although video comes to end.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

Of course, because of the negativity of my last two posts, most likely no-one would get to read them. I guess that's the American way, these days.

Reply   |   Comment by Gabe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#130

I run two programs when my computer starts up. After the initial startup, I ran these programs consecutively after removing Photo Gallery Gold. The following is the result of the two scans. All Items not listed were zero.

Registry Fix:
ActiveX/Classes Section: 3 items removed
Registry Scan: 56 items removed

Registry Mechanic (PC Tools):
Software Locations: 3 items removed

What I resent is the time and hassle of having to re-install the programs with the working codecs that this package clobbered. That includes Video Wave and Home Movies Made Easy, until I find something else that doesn't work. Until then, I have to delete the file this Wondershare program produced as nothing I have on my computer other than Wondershare and Windows Media Player will recognize. As such, I can't burn it to DVD even though it's an mpeg2 file. Pity.

It showed much promise to start with. I trust an 'F' still stands for FAILURE.

Reply   |   Comment by Gabe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#129

I love the Wondershare Photo Story & was eagerly wanting to try this version. I downloaded & did the Activate & Setup. When finished, the program failed to launch. Saw a comment that remove & reinstall would work. I did that. The 'Remove a program' take away the program. However, the reinstall failed to work with message the 'delete failed - access denigned'. The 'Remove a program' show no program, but explorer show the complete Gold package. I tried deleting but access denigned.

Wondershare, what gives ?

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#128

Vista: install as admin. Follow instructions - isn't registered. run Activate again after installing - now activated OK. Press 'register' button and make note of reg info. Log in as non-admin user. Start up program - not registered. type in reg info from admin activation - now works fine.

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#127

Well, the verdict is in. My comment #51 was done early this morning and I had no chance to view the results before I had to go to work except that I have an mpeg2 file with 1305 photos. That in itself was better than any other program I tried... But I have been home for a while and had a chance to look further. The music I added was missing, to start. So, I decided to use another program to add the music to the existing video. File not recognized.

I tried Aimersoft video converter to make an avi file out of it. It made a BLANK music file in avi format. Then I tried converting to wmv. Same problem.

It was then that I discovered that it altered all the codecs to it's own format and nothing else I had could use the file, BUT... Windows Media Player was able to play it (sans music). Program deleted. Hopefully previous codecs are re-instated.... Damn! I hate programs produced by programmers that are this self centered!

Reply   |   Comment by Gabe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#126

It's great you keep getting us this marvelous software, but do me a favor:

Ask them to offer democreator with a key? I was really dissappointed when I lost that program because I had to clean a virus from my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Lucas  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#125

Great product as usual from Wondershare. This is very similar to the Flash Slideshow Creator and I love both of them. EXCELLENT!

I had trouble activating the Flash product on Vista but not XP. This one seems to have been ok. Just keep running the acivation program and it seems to finally activate. Good luck.

Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff from Fort Collins  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

#14 Thanks! Did what you said and it worked! Opened the program and all the info was filled in for the email and registration. A good program!

Reply   |   Comment by crazycat62  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

It's finished and now it won't play.

ERROR: WMP - saying my sound card is no good. It is OK with everything else.

*sigh*

Reply   |   Comment by Aussie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

LOVE IT! but, it is taking a long time to process.

D/L'd OK & registered after 2nd click on the activate. XP SP3

Took only a few minutes to create, nice 'n easy. About 20 images + transitions.

I am still waiting after 10mins to see the result, saved as a MPG2.

My PC is pretty fast with 2gig ram.

Any ideas?

Thanks from Rural OZ

Reply   |   Comment by Aussie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

Downloaded and installed easily. Like Pradeep said, you cannot change the timing between slide changes. I also had trouble when I clicked on support or the link to special upgrade pricing to Giveaway users - link didn't exist.

Reply   |   Comment by Cloudy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

This DOES work on Window XP x64.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

I give up on the wondershare stuff everyone I have install will not give me the registation code. I have flash and no code, Install this giveaway and still no code. I follow the directions in the read me file to the letter, I've install uninstalled everything no registration code. I have vista and it hasn't been a problem with any other software except the wondershare programs. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by brlrcr314  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

to #4: You can try the advanced edition - Photo Story Platinum, which allow you to set the time limit for each photo and burn to DVD. There is "50% Off" Special Offer for Giveaway Users. Original $49.95, Now only $24.95

Reply   |   Comment by Luna  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

Neat app.
It needs an apply all for adding the style. But you can double click on the style to add it instead of dragging and dropping it.
The length audio bar on the bottom should be proportional to the time. It is weird seeing my 4 minute song end after the first 4 second slide.
It took a couple of minutes to make an avi with 6 pictures and a song (2.4GHz).
It is a nice and simple tool. It is almost too simple for me as I would like to be able to have more options. I like the iPhone slideshow better with the exception of the resolution.

Reply   |   Comment by enovy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

Dear user,

I'm the customer service. Thank you for paying attention to Wondershare Photo Story Gold.
Let me tell you how to activate the software.
Please follow these steps to install the activate the free software.

1. Unzip the package you`ve downloaded.
2. double click setup.exe to install the software, it will run automatically.
3. close the program.
4. double click Activate.exe to write the registration information into your registry.
5. open Photo Story Gold, you will find it become to registered version.

Notice: You have to install it before the Giveaway offer for the software is over.

Hurry up!!!!!!!

Wish you good luck,

Reply   |   Comment by Amy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

To those having trouble with Vista and this program I found a couple things I was doing to cause problems. I was running activate from the zip file instead of unzipping the file first to a directory and then running. Then once I unzipped the file, I first just double clicked the file and got a reg error. Then I right clicked and ran as administrator and it worked fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

Thank you Wondershare and GAOTD! No problems after read initial install recommendations - activate, set up, close, activate.....went fine then...

Reply   |   Comment by Deb  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

This version is 3.0.0.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

Mine wasnt registered at first either so I just ran the activate file again and that worked.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

If #8 checks out the following website s/he should find that the free program speeds up downloads - it was recommended to me by my service provider in East Gippsland.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

If this GOATD can compete with Windows Movie Maker it will be a Godsend to a lot of people. Certainly worth a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

For those not able to get your copy registered try this.

This is what happened to me. The txt file that came with this download read as followed,
"Run the activation program Activate.exe which is included in the package, then run Setup.exe to install the software."

The problem I had was that it wasn't register and kept asking me for name and register code. So I ran the activate.exe a second time with the software shut down, then ran the program after running the activate.exe the second time and then check the key icon on the top right of the program and it read that it was registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Mesenger  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

downloaded with no problems!! Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by m0mma  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

TO #6.... thank you for the breakdown in your reply to my post on #2.. i am gonna D/L it right now

Reply   |   Comment by imdrmarshall  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

Wonderful looking software, 25mb though, that will be tough...
Does it save it as a different file than WMV, because WMV dosent work with youtube which sucks.
Does it do actual video clips?
Cheers GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

to #9 and others i to had the same problem a vary 1st for me in all the things i have downloaded from goatd
i unstalled the prog and reinstalled it again now works properly with the evalution removed
simply put follow what others say re problems one has to be right
but watch out for the micky mouse ppl i followed one and pc was wiped clean inc operating system itself

Reply   |   Comment by jobswoth  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

I like it. It works exactly as it says it does. If you don't like that it doesn't save as a .flv or .swf flash file, just go to http://www.media-convert.com and convert the file to .flv or .swf. BTW, you can also just upload the vid to YouTube as a .mpeg or .mp4. AFAIK, anyway.
Thanks GAOTD! :D

Reply   |   Comment by palmgeek5394  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

Installed the program just fine on XP Pro. However, after making a small story with 4 pictures and one audio I am unable to use the preview funtion in the CREATE portion of the program - it doesn't show anything. It will create the file in say an WMV format just fine and is playable in media player but it would be nice to be able to preview.
Will probably just uninstall it

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

This program is ok. I'm really disappointed with the selection of styles and you would have to buy their platinum version to get any dvd templates. I have to admit though, I'm a total Creator fan and you can get Creator 10 for only about $20 more on sale. With Creator you have control over every aspect of the movie making process and it's just as easy as doing it with this Wondershare program.

I guess if you want something easy and fast and you don't care too much about selection, this free giveaway is a good download.

Reply   |   Comment by Kat  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

I just love Wondershare products and this is certainly no exception. My wife, who generally doesn't catalog and produce the pictures she takes is now "hooked."

Wonderful results and super easy to achieve. I've decided to have a party where my grandchildren come over and make their own stories.

Thanks you Wondershare and GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Dallred  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

#28 - the version given away May 28th was v 2.5.5
Could someone who has installed this go to "about" and tell us what version this is.

Reply   |   Comment by John C  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Alright, I downloaded ran activate.exe, then setup.exe, ran the program and closed it and lastly ran activate again. The next time the program was run it was working. Better yet, if you hit the register button after running it it will show you the email giveaway@giveawayoftheday.com and your registration code. Make note of these and make a backup for later use if your system ever has issues. Everything works as it should. I think this is definitely a title to check out as many people will find a use for this. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Leland  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

I downloaded this new version of Photo Story along side of the older giveaway and am comparing them. Did not replace the old one (version 2.5.5)with this new one (version 3.0) but put it in a new folder. Glad I did it that way as the two versions have significant differences. In the short time I’ve been evaluating this, here’s what I’ve found.
First, the old version will create a screensaver, an .SWF file (with or without HTML to put it on a website), or a stand-alone .EXE file (with optional auto-run). Also available are options to upload to an FTP site (yours or theirs) and to send your show to someone via email.

The new version instead will create a video in your choice of MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP or MPEG-2. A number of video formats are supported, such as iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Creative Zen, Archos, Zune, Xbox 360, etc.

Second, it seems that this new version has removed some of the things that made this software so nice. While the clip art & effects are included in folders with the program, I can’t locate them anywhere IN the program, nor anyway to use them. Also missing are the intros and endings. These are significant omissions to me. While not as important, there are also fewer styles (67-83), filters (5-12), and text effects then in the old version. The new version does offer some nice premade text styles.

My old version (2.5.5) doesn’t call itself Gold or Platinum, and it appears to be sort of a cross between Platinum and Flash Slideshow Builder. Since I can convert an .SWF file to other video types with one of the many video converters out there, I think I’ll stick with the old version. But I’m keeping the new one for now to further evaluate. If you don’t have the old one, I’d suggest to grab this.

Sorry this is so long, hope it’s helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Lynn  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

All the samples on their website are *.swf
Is there a way to convert these to *.swf?

Does anyone know of a free converter? I would love to publish this to my website!

Reply   |   Comment by Nick  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

I already have the Platinum version, so to go backwards to Gold would be a little dumb. But Thank You to GAOTD and Wondershare to offer another version for those who do not have it or lost it!

Reply   |   Comment by anonymuse  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Actually it does not allow to add more than one audio file, so you cannot even make an audio clip span through the entire story if it is shorter than your story!!!! This is not good. The audio file feature is pretty much useless then.

Reply   |   Comment by Real User  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

Ok, the audio files work. But for some reason it does not repeat the audio file through the story unlike Flash Story Builder which by default did that. There is no such option here. There is an icon if you click Edit on the added audio file that has two arrows in the refresh/recycle style, but that icon is disabled. There is no copy/paste option either. You have to add the same file again and again until the end of the story. Not very friendly in this regard.

Reply   |   Comment by Real User  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

Some people recommended Micosoft Photo story 3.. I have downloaded it, and found that it works well. But I haven't downloaded the other programme to do a comparison.
I was able to run Photo story on my vista os.
My os (operating system) is Vista home premium.
Hope this helps.
Jas

Reply   |   Comment by Jas  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

Great product! Don't know why they are two similar products from the same company (comparing to the Flash Story Builder offered a few days back).

One suggestion: I think by default the background should be white. Black background does not work very well with some of the themes. If you have vertical pictures, those themes fill them up with white strips, and with black background it does not fly very much.

Has anyone tried the audio files. I am trying out one, but for some reason it is not playing any sound. I checked the file by playing it in Media Player and it is ok, and I had used the same file in their Flash Story Builder and it worked great, but this software is not able to play it.

Reply   |   Comment by Real User  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I unziped the pack and ran activate.exe. I installed and ran the software, and guess what, this dialog box comes up "Register" and I thought that it activated. What's wrong??

Reply   |   Comment by fikel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

@81 - That´s very true, he (@75) should read the description, but on the other hand, it announces that you could enjoy on youtube, and this free software is not able to do it directly, so you have to have an extra converting software. At first I was a bit confused about those despription. Just a "small" deception:). But anyway this a nice free software.

Reply   |   Comment by BeeVee  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Well, I'm going have to get this one... this SAMPLE really
dazzled me:

http://www.ourpix.com/images/ps-samples/wedding-veil-show.swf


It worked great till Microsodt came along & closed it down.
Probably my fault, I was downloading from another page at
the time.

Thanks GOTD, sure looks great to me.


Garfey

Reply   |   Comment by garfey2006  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Sorry everybody! I tried to post the activation email & registration code but that comment wasn't posted. This is the 2nd time I tried to help in that manor where the comment was black listed for some reason I can't figure.
What I can say is by running activate exe again after install, & allowing the program to open once, then closing it at the prompt, it does register. I downloaded the free add-one pointed out to us by ww2, comment # 48 & sure enough, they spiced this app up some. I'm not sure how good or poor it is at this time but I like Wondershare apps so I'll hang on to it for now.

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