Magix Photostory Deluxe Review 2021
MAGIX Photostory Deluxe
Magix Photostory Deluxe
Slideshow software for telling digital stories
  • Make cool slideshows manually or automatically
  • Add transitions, animation, texts, cliparts, frames
  • Accompany your videos with built-in soundtracks
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Feature-by-Feature Magix Review

Magix Photostory Deluxe is powerful software for photo enthusiasts that allows to make thrilling photostories. But what is a photostory to begin with? It is a short movie made up of pictures, videos, and GIFs that tells a story of your family events, trips, and happy moments. Magix Photostory built-in templates let you turn your still images into beautiful slideshows in mere minutes. But you can also create your own photostory from scratch. There are plenty of animation effects, transitions, and title cards for that. The program has a music library as well.
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Collection of Effects & Animation

The software is equipped with 100+ photo collage templates, 1500+ artistic effects and transitions, 200+ frames, cliparts, and text styles that will help you make your slideshow impressive. Besides, Magix slideshow maker has Travel Maps, an animation of your journey from destination to destination on a map. The latest version of the program features an extended collection of 3D transportation avatars, so users can make their animation more realistic.

Built-In Photo Editing Tools

Magix Photostory has a set of image enhancement tools that will help improve the quality of your pics. You can either edit your pictures manually or go with easy one-click features like Automatic Shot Matching. What’s more, you can funk up your photos with a diversity of stickers and clipart that the program offers. Also, the newer version of the software optimized the Storyboard mode - now, users can preview their pictures in high resolution.

Library of Music & Sounds

You can add up to 16 soundtracks to your photostory project: music, comments, sound effects. Choose sounds from the Magix Photostory music library of 50 free songs and soundscapes and modify them according to the mood you want to set. Automatic Volume Regulation will make sure your music isn’t too loud in case you add a voiceover. For more freedom in the choice of songs, buy extra music in the program or just add melodies from your playlist.

Vast Sharing Options

Magix Photostory is praised for its VR video mode, which allows watching your photostory in 360 degrees. The software enables you to export slideshows in 4K as AVI, MPEG video, MotionJPEG AVI, MAGIX video, Windows Media, MPEG-4, and HEVC files. You can also share your video on YouTube, Flickr, and Shutterfly right from the program, burn your project to a CD or DVD, or export it to your smartphone with special settings.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 8, 10
Processor: 2 GHz (2.8 GHz or better quad-processor recommended)
Graphics card: onboard, minimum resolution 1280 x 768 (minimum 512MB VRAM recommended)
RAM: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Available drive space: 2 GB for in-program installations

Download Photostory Deluxe for In-Person Experience

Potential Magix Photostory users can get the program at a regular price of $69.99 (or at a sales discount). A 30-day free trial allows to burn, save and export videos only up to 3 minutes long and has fewer creative features. It gives you access to 5 songs and a limited number of templates. So the trial won’t help you experience the program to the fullest.

Even though Magix Photostory Deluxe is rich in features, some of them come at an additional fee. The travel templates are available only in the Traveler Edition. The breathtaking virtual reality mode is only accessible to Premium users. Another downside is an over-complicated interface. Besides, there are very few online tutorials that can help you master the program.

If you are wondering how to make a photostory without such limitations, consider SmartSHOW 3D. It’s an intuitive program for people of all skill levels. Tons of themed templates for any occasion, 400+ animated collages, artistic effects, and transitions guarantee you a jaw-dropping video. And the music library of 200+ tracks will add a finishing touch to your creation. Download the free trial to see it for yourself.

SmartSHOW 3D
MAGIX Photostory Deluxe
Ready-made templates
Intuitive interface
Works with low-end computers
Free technical support