While Windows Photo Gallery doesn't have the sophisticated editing tools that some other programs do, it certainly has enough for most people's needs. In this tutorial I will cover the basics of editing your photos, so that you get the results you want.
Windows Photo Gallery
How to use Windows Photo Gallery. Learn how to organize your pictures library, rate pictures, edit them, import them from other devices, etc.
Many people like to publish images on Flickr, a justifiably popular image-sharing site. While there are several ways to do this, if you use Windows Photo Gallery, you've got one of the easiest publishing methods right at your fingertips. With just a few clicks you can publish as many photos as you want. In this tutorial I'll show you how this is done.
In a previous article, I talked about adding People tags to images in Windows Photo Gallery. If you've looked at Photo Gallery, you already know that people tags aren't the only identifiers you can add to your images. In this tutorial, I'll talk about adding Geotags and Captions. Adding such tags to your photos is time consuming, but it's worth it. Once you have identified your images they become especially easy to search.
Anyone who’s taken digital photos for any length of time has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pictures stored on their hard drive. And the more photos there are, the harder it is to find any particular one—unless you’ve identified them in some easy-to-search way. We’ve seen how to tag photos with Windows Photo Gallery, and that is one way to find the photos you want. Here, I’ll explain how to use flags and ratings, which work in a slightly different way.
I recently searched for good and free screensavers. What I found was pretty distressing. Free screensavers appear to be a favorite delivery system for malware more than anything else. However, all is not lost. If you want a really good, free screensaver, you need look no farther than the contents of your own hard drive. Most of us have great photos and graphics that will work perfectly, and Windows Photo Gallery makes it easy to turn them into the best screensaver ever. Let's see how it is done.
Many people have been using Google's Picasa photo management software to store and share their photos in the cloud for years. It's free, easy to use, and makes sharing your photos with other people about as simple as it gets. But, as we've seen, Windows Photo Gallery offers a lot more features than the Picasa desktop app does, so if you're looking for good, free, photo and image editing software it makes a lot of sense to use that instead. What if you use Windows Photo Gallery on your computer but you've got a lot of Picasa web albums, especially albums that you have shared with other people, that you're not ready to move to a different format? Can the two be used together? Let's find out.
Do you remember those little disposable panorama cameras? They let you take a few very wide photographs on a roll of 35mm film. Since the advent of digital cameras, making panoramic photos has been done by merging several photographs together and, in the beginning, that was something you could only do with expensive editing software. Now, anyone can make a panorama using Windows Photo Gallery 2012 and the process could not be easier. Here's how.
Windows Photo Gallery has many great features. One of our favorites is face recognition, which allows you to identify and tag people in your photos. The more people you tag, the easier it is for Windows Photo Gallery to suggest tags and correctly identify people. Another great thing is that, if you publish your photos on Facebook, your tags will be published on Facebook as well. Tags can also be used as search criteria, so that you can easily find the photos the interest you. In this guide, I will show how tagging and face recognition work in Windows Photo Gallery 2012.
Unfortunately Windows Photo Gallery does not provide native support for viewing RAW photos, created with modern digital photo cameras. Also, when trying to view or edit such pictures, you get errors with weird codes like 0x88982f61. If you have a digital camera shooting RAW pictures, then read this guide to learn how to view them in Windows Photo Gallery.
As film has given way to digital media, photographers have moved from the dark room to the computer. This transition has been going along for more than a decade and in that time professional photographers have been learning how to come up consistent and dramatic photos. Editing photos have become a much larger part of what a photographer does and, as a result, the pros have developed some best practices when it comes to setting up an environment that allows them to do their work easily, efficiently, and well. In this article I will try to share with you a few minimal best practices that you must do, to get yourself started in the right direction.
If you are the type of person to always have your camera ready for that perfect candid photo, Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 may become one of your favorite tools. It allows you to import and arrange your photos, do minor edits and touch-ups, share with friends, and even has some advanced functions that allow you to combine multiple photos in some very interesting ways. In this tutorial you will see two simple ways to import your photos into the application so you can start organizing and editing all those hard earned memories.
While browsing your library of photos, chances are you will find some you want to post on Facebook and share with your friends on this social network. This usually means that you have to open your Internet browser, go to your Facebook profile, go to Add pictures, upload the pictures, etc. Too many steps if you ask me. Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 allows you to upload pictures to Facebook with a few simple clicks, without having to open the browser. This tutorial will show the steps you need to follow for doing so.