Story Formats

Stories can be told in various formats. Here we have examples of each format type.

Photos Only

Photo only stories are created very quickly just by uploading photos and sequencing them in a way that best tells the story. These stories are automatically created with a six second duration of each image. Stories of this type might include: “My best photographs”, “Pictorial evolution from child to grandparent”. 

Click to play “Chips”

Photos With Music

In OurStoriesAreUs you can enhance a photo-only story with music by uploading an audio file.

Click to play “Chips”
photos with music

Photos With Voice Narrative

In OurStoriesAreUs you can record voice narrative to help tell the story.

Click to play “Evolution of a Business Man”
photos with voice narrative

But what about when photos are not available or there are too few for a storyline?

Audio only stories are sometimes necessary when the person who the story is about has passed but the audio is available such as from old cassette tapes.  Or the subject of the story is available to record but photos have been lost. Here are two examples of how OurStoriesAreUs handles these cases.

Story background for this sample story: Sam had already passed but his voice had been captured on cassette tape at a Christmas gathering when the grandchildren sat around asking him about his life 5 years earlier. We digitized the cassette tape so we could incorporate it in OurStoriesAreUs.


In this story Sam, who immigrated from Italy, talks about learning to drive in America

Text Slides:

In OurStoriesAreUs, you can create a “Text” slide or slides to create chapter names that work with the recorded audio.


Images From Internet:

If actual photos of the person do not exist or there are limited pictures that relate to the story, the story can be enhanced visually with images acquired from the Internet.