Windows Photo Gallery 2012 16.4.3522.0110

Organize your photos and videos, edit them or apply special effects
If you’re looking for a powerful photo manager, why don’t you try one that could fully integrate into Windows in order to work seamlessly with Microsoft’s operating system? It is called Windows Live Photo Gallery and it is part of the same Windows Live software suite that also comprises Windows Live Messenger and a few other tools.

The interface is very pleasant, exactly the thing you would expect from a software giant like Microsoft. Clean and shiny looks, with large thumbnails that let you browse easily among the photos and videos stored on your computer. All photos are instantly organized in albums, while double clicking a photo opens up the editing feature.

Editing an image is not a difficult task in Windows Live Photo Gallery, since it features both basic effects like rotate, crop and rename, and more advanced operations such as noise reduction, red eye removal, color and exposure adjustment, and even spot retouching. Also, you also have the possibility to rely on the Auto Adjust function, which immediately provides the best look for your photo.

In addition to the editing features, Windows Live Photo Gallery comes with tagging ones: you can add people tags, captions and descriptive tags to your images, as well as geo-tags to help you remember the location depicted in the pictures.

Once the image has been brushed up, it can be set as the desktop wallpaper, printed or shared, all these within the main window of Windows Live Photo Gallery. In order to publish any file however, you need to login using your Windows Live ID.

The Options window is the place where you can activate the face recognition feature or create the ideal configuration for importing images from your camera.

To sum up, Windows Live Photo Gallery is a complex software solutions in its category, supporting both photos and videos, and the fact that it is free makes it even more special.

Reviewed by , last updated on February 20th, 2014


file size:
1.2 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Microsoft
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2008 R2
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Graphic \ Digital Photo Tools
download hub:
BMP Viewers ( + 1 other )

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What's New in version 2012 16.4.3503.728
  • Auto Collage: Trying to create a collage of photos on your own is hard and usually requires expensive and complex software. With Auto Collage in Photo Gallery you just select seven or more photos and we’ll arrange them in a collage for you. Making a new photo our of existing photos has never been easier. Whether you want to make a special print of a collection of photos or you want a nice start or ending to a movie highlight with some of your favorite scenes.
  • Vimeo: We’re excited to announce Vimeo as our new publish partner! Now you can share your videos straight to Vimeo from Photo Gallery. Once you have your project saved and are ready to share it with the world, just click on the Vimeo button in the share gallery, choose from a variety of options that Vimeo provides and you’re done. Now your movies can become a part of an ever growing community of film makers who call Vimeo their home.
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Windows Photo Gallery was designed to help you organize your photos and videos, edit them or apply special effects, or...

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