Use Storyglory to share audio memories online
1 Add first photo
Open Storyglory, then tap ‘Select a photo and create a story’. Storyglory will request access to your phone’s camera, allowing you to take a snap of an existing photo or, if you prefer, to select one that’s in your iPhone or iPad photo library.
2 Take a snap
In most cases you’ll want to take a digital snap of a paper photo in front of you. Carefully line up the photo in your camera lens – try to crop in to eliminate any borders. Tap to take the photo followed by ‘Change photo’ if it’s not perfect, or ‘Looks good’ when it is.
3 Prepare to speak
A microphone icon appears at the bottom, complete with some ideas for your recording. Tap ‘Help! I’m scared of recording’ for some extra tips and a reminder you can redo your recording as often as you like. Tap the microphone icon followed by ‘Allow’ when prompted.
4 Record your memory
After a short visual countdown, it’s time to speak. Don’t put yourself under pressure – when you’re done, tap the red button. Your recording will be uploaded. Tap ‘Preview’ to listen to it again – Storyglory will generate a movie and then play your voice over the photo.
5 Re-record – or move on
Use the playback controls to listen to your recording. Tap ‘Done’ when you’ve heard enough, then either tap ‘Redo’ to re-record it, or ‘Next’ to move on. Tap the pencil button next to your name to change it to the person speaking if necessary, then tap ‘Update’.
6 Add more elements
From here, tap ‘X’ followed by ‘Home’ to finish, or ‘Add’ to add a complementary photo or record another voice (or your own additional memories). Photos can be taken using your camera or inserted from your iPhone’s photo library if you’ve previously snapped them.
7 Share or download
Tap the ‘Share’ button to share your story with others. Select a family member from your Contacts, and an email will be generated with a web link to your story. You can customise the subject and greeting – tap ‘Send’ when you’re done to email them.
8 Manage stories
After tapping ‘Home’ you’ll be returned to the main Storyglory screen where you can add new stories as well as access your existing stories to edit, share or – if you upgrade (see the Top Tip box, facing page) – download your movie to your iPhone or iPad for offline access.