August 8th, 2012
· 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.
April 9th, 2012
· Microsoft updated authorization method required to publish to Flickr and Facebook. Microsoft updated authorization method to communicate with Bing Maps services for geo tagging.
October 1st, 2010
· Photo Fuse: Photos with nondescript backgrounds might not align well
· The technology that Photo Gallery uses to create a Photo Fuse aligns the background information in the base photo with the section being replaced. Photos that don’t have well-defined backgrounds might not align well when creating a Photo Fuse.
· Photo Fuse: Photos taken at different zooms might not align
· For Photo Fuse to align and work best, the photos should be taken at similar zoom levels and from similar vantage points. Large movements in the photo or changes in zoom level might prevent alignment from taking place, or create suboptimal composites.
· Photo Fuse: You may see distinct seams when you create a Photo Fuse
· Movement in the photos used to create a Photo Fuse might cause distinct seams between the sections of the finished composite. To create a smoother composite, select a region around the subject that captures most of the movement.
· Photo Fuse: No more than 10 photos can be used
· To ensure good performance of Photo Fuse, there's a limit of 10 photos you can use to create a composite.
· Dynamic ribbon galleries are limited to 1,000 items
· Ribbon galleries can't contain more than 1,000 items. This limit most likely impacts the Dates filter gallery on the Find tab. When the limit is reached, only the 1,000 newest (most recent) dates are displayed. However, no data is lost—all photos still exist, they just don't appear in the ribbon gallery—and the other date-related Find galleries (Months and Years) continue to work.
· Tags: Global suggestion tags in photos and videos appear different in Batch people tagging mode
· When a global People tag suggestion for a photo or video comes from Windows Live SkyDrive or Facebook, and is presented in Batch people tagging mode as a suggestion for a person, the thumbnail shown doesn't appear as expected. For photos, the thumbnail is not square (it has the same aspect ratio as the original image), and for videos, gray thumbnails appear.
· Also, if there's more than one face in the photo, there might be confusion about who in the photo is being tagged.
· Tags: Landmarks and other locations might not be available for geotagging
· Landmarks (such as the Eiffel Tower) are not supported in the current implementation of geotagging.
· DirectX 10 video cards need updated drivers for optimal performance
· If you have a DirectX 10 video card, make sure you have the latest drivers installed on your computer. Older versions don’t support the Photo Gallery viewer pixel format and thus have poorer performance while viewing and editing photos.
· Photo Gallery might not correctly display photos on some laptops
· The graphics driver used by some Lenovo ThinkPad computers might prevent some photos from displaying while you're looking through a collection in the one-up mode. Updating your computer's graphics driver might fix this problem.