A few more details on Windows Live Photo Gallery

By Kip Kniskern | In News | Posted June 27, 2007 6 comments

Brandon LeBlanc over at the Windows Vista Blog has been playing with Windows Live Photo Gallery, and has a nice post up on it. He describes some of the new features, extensions to the Photo Gallery in Vista:

“Windows Live Photo Gallery includes all of the features of Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista – but extends the experience by adding new functionality as well as integration with Windows Live services such as Windows Live Spaces. Here is a list of a few new things you’ll find in the initial beta release of Windows Live Photo Gallery:

  • Improved image editing features like Panoramic stitch, histogram, and sharpen image.
  • Improved tagging and organization including the ability to quickly sort by name, file type, tag or date.
  • Publish photos directly to your photo galleries on Windows Live Spaces.
  • Auto event grouping and tagging when importing photos (and video) from your camera to PC.
  • Improved Photo Import Tool.”

Brandon goes on to describe some other improvements, including RAW image support, and improvements to the photo import tool.  Good work, Brandon!

While the beta doesn’t appear to have actually started yet, a (non-working, so far) download page has appeared, so we should be getting close.


The link may be US only, and doesn’t give us too much information, as the beta will be by invitation only, but still it shouldn’t be too long before we get a chance to play, too

Posted June 27th, 2007 at 2:07 am
Category: News
Tags: Photo Gallery
  • http://www.liamdaly.co.uk DN2004

    Oh hopefully it will be live today :D

  • Clinteastman

    The beta has started, sadly Folders is US only. :(

    Have Live Photo installed though! Time to go and fiddle.

  • http://Imetanerrorwhenlaunchingit Thor

    Windows Live Photo Gallery BETA can’t start because Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition isn’t installed correctly. To fix this problem, please run Windows Live Photo Gallery Setup again.

    Reinstall can’t solve this problem.

  • LosHavros

    I’m in the UK, but I’m able to access folders?!?!

  • mrx9898

    where can i download this?

  • tophtucker

    Too bad it doesn’t use Seadragon/Photosynth… yet. :)

    Also, I wish other Windows Live apps got a bit more glassy. This is a start, anyway.