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A free and open source online storytelling platform for everyone

Take people on a journey round your images

Pan and zoom across your image and annotate points of interest. Whether you are telling the story of an Old Master painting, exploring the cover artwork of your favourite album or explaining an x-ray, Storiiies enables accessible, clear, elegant and engaging online storytelling.

Anyone can produce engaging content with zero technical intervention. Simply point your browser to the Storiiies Editor, upload your image, create your story and share it with the world.

Create a story of your own on our free hosted Storiiies platform

Storiiies editor
A screen shot of a story from the Shakespeare and the Royal collection site built by Cogapp

Storiiies in action

The recently launched Shakespeare in the Royal Collection online exhibition includes a number of Guided Tours, built using Storiiies.

Guided tour

Project case study

Viewing a story

It’s as simple as clicking on a link. Your viewers don’t need to install plug-ins or special software. It works equally well across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

Use cases include:

  • Works of Art
  • Photographs
  • Charts and Graphs
  • X-Rays, Scientific and Medical Images
  • Children’s Stories
  • Historic Documents
  • Teaching Material for Geography, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, etc…

Install and/or customise Storiiies to make it your own and host it yourself

Open source Storiiies

Storiiies is free to use

The Storiiies viewer code is open source and freely available on GitHub.

Our hosted version of Storiiies is free to use and provided on an ‘as is’ basis. All services including image uploads and access to created stories are provided ‘as is’. We make no warranty as to future availability of images and stories and we reserve the right to restrict access and change our conditions of service at any time. Images or content that we believe in our absolute discretion are either inappropriate (pornographic, abusive, racist, etc.) or infringe third-party intellectual property rights may be removed without notice.

We make no claim to the copyright of the images you upload or the stories you create.

Try Storiiies today

Head over to storiiies-editor.cogapp.com and start telling your stories now.

And stay in touch

If you make something you’d like to promote, let us know about it and we’ll get the word out.

This is only the beginning

If you would like support to incorporate Storiiies into your institutional website, have an instance of the system running on your own infrastructure, or commission a customised version please get in touch.

Storiiies is based on the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). Images from any institution that has made images available via IIIF can be used with Storiiies including the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the British Library, the Qatar National Library, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery, Washington and many others.

For more information about how IIIF is being used by museums and cultural organisations you might like our blog post ‘IIIF for museums, explained’.