Take Your Photo Stories with You

You can use Photo Story 3 for Windows to create exciting photo stories from your digital pictures, and then take them with you on your Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC, Smartphone, or Portable Media Center. It's a great way to enjoy your favorite photos of special occasions and everyday life events, anytime you want, anywhere you want.

It's simple. Create your photo story, and copy it to your Windows Mobile-based device. Then, you can play your story anytime using Windows Media Player 10 Mobile.*

Saving a Story for Playback on a Mobile Device

First use Photo Story 3 to create a dynamic photo slideshow with pictures from your digital camera, camera phone, or online photo-service collections.

To save your photo story for playback on a mobile device:


Open Photo Story 3 on your computer, and follow the instructions on the screen to import your digital photos and create a new photo story, or to edit an existing story.


When you get to the Save your story page, choose one of the following activities:

To save your story to a... Click this option in the activities list

Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC

Save your story for playback on a Pocket PC with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile

Windows Mobile-based Smartphone

Save your story for playback on a Smartphone with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile

Windows Mobile-based Portable Media Center

Save your story for playback on a Portable Media Center


For the file name, type a name that you'll easily recognize as a story for your mobile device. For example, for a wedding story you might type the file name Wedding_MobileDevice.wmv.

Note Naming files specifically for your mobile device will help you easily identify them and prevent you from copying a story to your mobile device that was saved for playback on a different device. If you copy a story to your mobile device that was intended for playback on a different device, you may experience poor audio and video quality.


To save your story, click Next.

Photo Story 3 automatically saves your story with the correct quality settings based on the activity you chose.

Copying a Story to a Mobile Device

After you save your story, you can copy it to your mobile device. Simply connect a supported device to your computer, and then drag the story from your computer and drop it onto the icon for the mobile device. We recommend you copy photo stories to your device's storage card. To do so, follow these steps:


Connect your mobile device to your computer, and make sure the mobile device is turned on and the storage card is inserted. The storage card can be a San Disk (SD) card or mini SD card, which you can purchase from many electronics stores.


Double-click My Computer, and then under Other, double-click Mobile Device.


Double-click your mobile device. For example, if you have a Smartphone connected to your computer, double-click My Smartphone.


Double-click the Storage Card folder.


Drag the photo story (.wmv) file from the My Videos folder (or another location where you saved the story on your computer), and drop it in the Storage Card folder for your mobile device.

Important In order to play a story, you only need to copy the .wmv file to the mobile device. You do not need to copy the Photo Story project (.wp3) file.


When the copy process completes, your story will appear in the Storage Card folder. You have successfully copied your story to the mobile device.

Playing a Story on a Mobile Device

To view your story on your mobile device:


Press Start, and then press File Manager.


Select Storage Card, and then select the photo story that you copied to the device.

The story begins playing in Windows Media Player. You can also play photo stories on your mobile device by opening Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, and locating stories in the Library.

* Note: Windows Media Player 10 Mobile is available on many new Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition–based Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers.