Is a photo worth a 1,000 words? SpeakingPhoto thinks so

[caption id="attachment_96717" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Diana Iles Parker and Dawn Davis founded SpeakingPhoto in Mill Valley in 2013.[/caption]

MILL VALLEY -- Two Marin County entrepreneurs have come up with an application that turns photos into storytellers.

[caption id="attachment_96716" align="alignright" width="280"] The SpeakingPhoto app, which runs on iOS and Android devices, is designed to simplify adding voice comments to photos and sharing them. (credit: SpeakingPhoto)[/caption]

Available for free download from the Apple iTunes or Google Android stores, the SpeakingPhoto app seems like a throwback to a time before video cameras were at everybody's fingertips, but the concept is taking off among teachers, businesses and non-profits.

"Making a professional or even a good, watchable video isn't easy," said SpeakingPhoto partner Diana Iles Parker, an advocacy filmmaker. "But adding narrative to a photo is so simple and natural that a shy child can do it."Examples of SpeakingPhoto recordings

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