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Sony Digital Network Applications have released Photo Movie Creator, a smartphone application for the Android platform. The app allows users to create slideshows by selecting groups of photos (by date, event, or location), rather than picking them one by one. In addition there are several templates to choose from, and the program also enables users to add their own captions and background music. The app is available in the Android Market for €1.99 / £1.99. A trial version can be downloaded free of charge.
Website: Photo Movie Creator
Sony Digital Network Applications Press Release
Sony Digital Network Applications, Inc.: “photo movie creator,” the Smart-Phone Application That Enables You to Easily Create Movies from Photos and Share Them
“Share your heart-touching ‘photo movie’.”
TOKYO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sony Digital Network Applications, Inc. (SDNA) today announced that “photo movie creator” has been available in EU countries from June 24.
“photo movie creator” is the smart-phone application that enables you to easily create movies that combine photos with themes and music, and share them with friends and family over social networking services and e-mail.
Application name Platform Release date Price
photo movie creator Android June 24, 2011 [Price List]*
photo movie creator Trial Android June 24, 2011 Free of charge
1.99EUR: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
(At an exchange rate of 230 yen to the CZK): Czech Republic
(At an exchange rate of 230 yen to the PLN): Poland
1.99GBP: United Kingdom (released in April 2011)
URL for photo movie creator?http://www.sonydna.com/products/e/photomoviecreator/
URL for Facebook?http://www.facebook.com/sonydna
?Easy photo movie creation
Create photo movies easily by selecting groups of photos (by date, event, or location), rather than picking them one by one.
? Share with friends and family
Share your photo movies by e-mail (Note: 1) or upload them to social networking services. (Note: 2) (Note: 3)
?Select from a variety of movie templates (themes)
photo movie creator includes 18 (Note: 4) movie templates offering a range of presentations. (Examples: Travel, Wedding, Sports)
?Insert titles and change the background music
Easily insert photo movie titles and captions.
Use music files on your smart-phone as background music. (Note: 3)
?Wide compatibility with smart-phone devices and operating systems?Android & iOS?
Photo movies created on Android devices can be played on iPhones and vice versa. (Note: 5).
Note 1: To play photo movies received by e-mail, the receiver must have “photo movie creator” or “photo movie creator Trial” installed.
Note 2: Upcoming version supports only Facebook.
Note 3: A photo movie with your own music cannot be uploaded onto SNS.
Note 4: Trial version (“photo movie creator Trial”) offers 6 movie templates.
Note 5: Photo movies can be played only on supported models.