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1 stars out of 5
· 10/8/2015
Don't get it!

At first the application seemed very easy to use, I liked the UI a lot. I was going to purchase the premium version right away but I am so glad I didn't. It can't even give me a preview video, the application is constantly crashing. Microsoft has been nothing of a disappointment when it comes to there app store, the apps as well have been equally disappointing.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/8/2015
Used to work great.

It used to be great when I added photos, but now they are all out of order and some aren't even on it. Terrible now.

Michael S. Scherotter responded on 11/12/2015

I'm sorry you are having problems with Zoetrope. How are you adding the photos? They should be ordered based on the date taken in the photo metadata. For the photos that don't show up, is there anything in common with them?

1 stars out of 5
· 7/18/2015

it totally sucks. I downloaded my photos in the right order but when it showed up it was in the wrong order and it was so messed up that I couldn't put it in the wrong order.

3 stars out of 5
· 4/29/2015
From A Student

Dear All, I downloaded this app for a school project. It worked as well as you would expect for a free app (not well). It needed to be reloaded often, didn't save my work, and had difficulty rendering the final video. Not to mention the UI is not great. The paid version, which I was forced to purchase, is no better. The free version would not allow me to make my videos less than thirty seconds even though it is advertised that you can. All in all, you get what you pay for. When it did work, it worked fine.

3 stars out of 5
· 4/27/2015
fun for kids

My son is having a great time with his legos and this app, but can he record audio? I don't see a way to do so. Right now his movies are all silent. I know he can add music but we were using an IPAD app that had great sound effects and he could record his own talking, etc. Can we do this with this app?

4 stars out of 5
· 3/29/2015

This product is ok, but the free version does not allow you to make a longer-than-30-sec video, and use a webcam or iPhone to take pictures. Kinda useless if you asked me.

4 stars out of 5
· 2/2/2015
great for starters hard to use sometimes

its a great way to start stop motion but it can be sometimes hard to use but for starters it a simple way start stop motion and ONCE YOU GET USED TO CONTROLS NOT HARD TO USE

4 stars out of 5
· 5/31/2014
Pretty good

This is a pretty good app but every time I want to take another picture, it makes me close one page, select take picture and take another. Other than that it is a great app.

4 stars out of 5
· 4/27/2014
Good $h!t

I'm starting to get the hang of this program. And may I also add their help desk is awesome. I had a question about the cels on the photos and they hit me back in no less than 24hrs. Thank You. But there is this tiiiiiny little thing. I'm now having trouble erasing and find myself using the white color to do it because the ERASER seems to delete in strokes... not by section. But that's it. I'm excited about my clip can't wait to show it to you.

1 stars out of 5
· 3/6/2014
Were is my Pro version

I paid the $1.99 for the pro version and it showed up for one use and disappeared. Now I only have the locked limited version. What a rip-off!!

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  • NEW: Capture color, infrared, and depth images with a Microsoft Kinect Sensor v2 (x86 and x64 only).
  • NEW: Upload to YouTube
  • Chose the frames per second and video size
  • Cel-based animation feature to draw animations with pen, mouse, or touch.
  • Pick a music file from your music library to add audio to the animation
  • When creating a stop-frame animation, you can see the previous photo overlayed on the screen.
  • Share a collection of images with Zoetrope to instantly create a stop-motion movie from them.
  • Easily rearrange and delete photos
  • Connect to other PCs wirelessly running Zoetrope to create multi-camera stop-motion movies.
  • Use the Device charm to sent the Zoetrope to a printer or to send the selected image to a DLNA screen.
  • Support for scanners with for both flatbeds and auto sheet feeders to add images.
  • Any file picker location can act as a source for photographs
  • Share the video that you create using the share contract
  • Print-out to construct your own papercraft Zoetrope device from the images
  • Save to h.264, WMV, or AVI

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Release 64: - Fixed issue with webcam permissions - Moved cel editing page back button to make easier to find. Release 62: - Fixed layout of capture page in portrait and when using large image capturing. Release 61: - Fixed looping video on full-screen preview page - Fixed portrait layout of capture page Release 60: - Varied size of tiles on YouTube page. Release 58: - Added full-screen preview with system transport controls and play-to support. Release 56: Capture images with an attached Microsoft Kinect v2 color, infrared, or depth sensor (x86 or x64 only). Changed camera capture to work better on Windows 10. Fixed YouTube page to show more videos tagged with ZoetropeApp. Full-size video preview is shown when you tap on the small preview. Release 54: - Fixed crash issues Release 53: - Added Zoetrope on YouTube page Release 52: - Upload to YouTube Release 50: - Added the ability to cancel adding files via the file picker. Release 46: - Fixed bug where images were not showing up when using cel animation. Release 45: - Moved Create Video app bar button item to Save button Release 44: - Fixed an issue that caused a crash when copying cels. Release 43: - Removed prompt to rate and like at startup. Release 42: - Added more robust error handing. Release 41: - Fixed an issue where app was crashing when taking photos. Release 40: - Fixed an issue where upgrading when creating a movie wasn't working. - Added an option to add audio to the movie.

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