Photo Story 3 for Windows
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"Archaic: no widescreen and only low res pics"
Would make a nice slideshow if it could actually generate the video.
Two massive dealbreaking flaws:
1) no widescreen support - there is a workaround for this that involves distorting the images and tricking photo story into outputting a widescreen video. However, I had a very hard time even finding a tool to do said distorting and ended up using a command line tool (ImageMagick).
2) after spending a lot of time distorting the pictures (for the widescreen workaround) and customizing the Ken Burns motion effects on each photo, I found the software utterly unable to create the video file (I kept getting the 'not enough storage or memory' error). I tried two different PCs (win7 and win8) and was only able to get a video file once I had cut my project down to 8 pictures (ordinary pics from smartphones and point-and-shoot camera).
In summary, I had a hellish experience with Photo Story and wasted a lot of time. The software feels like it belongs in the 90s, when photo sizes were small and widescreen was uncommon. In the end, I found an old Macbook and easily made my slideshow using the stock Photos app.