I am so happy to share a free tool that works as well as this.
I found only one tool that currently provides the critical mix of simple editing and networking integration that mobile and online journalists need.
If you know of others, please add links in comments.
There are also links to make it easy to share your new photo gallery instantly on social media.
The design and editing process is very well organized here. Nearly perfect for editors and journalists who have little time to produce great results.
The strongest feature for journalists is the ability to quickly build slideshows from your photos posted on other services.
To be able to quickly import and organize your Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa, photos into an instant gallery makes this the killer app for serious visual storytellers.
What do you think of this tool?
Are you using it to commit acts of journalism?
Please share links in comments.
In Facebook comments, several journalism educators commented about adding an audio track to a slideshow.
It is possible to add an audio track with this tool.
The caveat is that that audio has to be posted to YouTube, which is a less than ideal workflow.
If they could instead allow a link to an audio clip posted to Soundcloud then I think we could be in business.
I could imagine posting an audio clip of nat sound or a voice over script for the slideshow example I present here.