File Management Organization Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery

Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery 1.0 Final for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (27 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 9,243
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery

Publisher's Description

Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery lets you easily share your memories with others while managing your photos and videos. Import your photos from your digital camera, and it will automatically organize them into events based on date and time. Keep your photos organized by name, date, rating, and type. Locate similar pictures with tags you add. Create a cool panoramic view by combining multiple photos. Capture the moment by adding captions. Enhance your photos by adjusting things like color and exposure. Improve your photos with simple crop and red-eye fixes. The "Publish" button makes it simple to share your photos and videos online. You can also display your photos with cool screensavers and slideshows.

Latest Reviews

bgronas

bgronas reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 18, 2007

it's just using a loads of resources. It also makes thumbs.db's all over the place and forces back files that are archived with an archiving system (offline files). Not a very good software. Stay with Irfanview or picasca, or even better Photoshop's browse opportunity

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 7, 2007

this to replace the one that comes preinstalled in vista???

wellingtonadd

wellingtonadd reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 7, 2007

Picasa is better

oninopoo

oninopoo reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 7, 2007

I give it a 3 because I use this regularly on my Vista install and think it's a very nice program. However on my XP install it causes hanging, and randomly (plus on every reboot) deletes my desktop wallpaper which can then only be reaplied using Photo Gallery rather than the conventional way. Once those issues are fixed I'll recommend it.

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 7, 2007

i prefer picasa

arjesus

arjesus reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 20, 2007

OK, he has a damn nice look and do his job quite good, but, USING 80% OF MY PROCESSOR to open a pic ??? and around 90% if i want to crop selection? i'm sorry but i'll stick with Irfanview...

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 19, 2007

Program is very good!!!

As for the requirements of using a Live account and Live search.... this is very similar to the requirements for Google's Picasa. So if you're comparing apples to apples (free photo editors from online services) it's not really right to discredit the software because of that.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 19, 2007

The software may indeed be fine, where the problem lies is that in order to use it, you MUST run the MS desktop search. So you either run it alone, and have inferior search capabilities, or try to run what you normally do (in my case X1) and deal with the two engines slowing your machine considerably.

What I really hated when first downloading this (last iteration of the product) was that there was no mention of this until I saw the file download list just before the transfer started.

It would be very considerate of MS to put the fact that the Desktop Search must be run in order to have this program.

some guy

some guy reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 19, 2007

the software itself is ok , same old Ms u8pload to your live account, blauh hoops.

jalbum better free upload anywhere.

molumen

molumen reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 19, 2007

It's not for vista only, XP SP2 is also supported. Here's what I got from Microsoft website:

Operating system: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
Processor: Minimum 800 MHz processor
Memory: Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or more recommended)
Browser: Internet Explorer 6 SP1 or later
Resolution: 800 x 600

(Windows 2003 Server (Win2K3) and Windows Vista x64 are not supported.)

Overall it's not a bad piece of software (I already hear the Microsoft haters screaming and yaling at me :) ) but it can seem a little slow on Celeron based systems with 512Mb of RAM.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (27 votes)
Your Rating
bgronas

bgronas reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 18, 2007

it's just using a loads of resources. It also makes thumbs.db's all over the place and forces back files that are archived with an archiving system (offline files). Not a very good software. Stay with Irfanview or picasca, or even better Photoshop's browse opportunity

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 7, 2007

this to replace the one that comes preinstalled in vista???

wellingtonadd

wellingtonadd reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 7, 2007

Picasa is better

oninopoo

oninopoo reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 7, 2007

I give it a 3 because I use this regularly on my Vista install and think it's a very nice program. However on my XP install it causes hanging, and randomly (plus on every reboot) deletes my desktop wallpaper which can then only be reaplied using Photo Gallery rather than the conventional way. Once those issues are fixed I'll recommend it.

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v1.0 Final on Nov 7, 2007

i prefer picasa

arjesus

arjesus reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 20, 2007

OK, he has a damn nice look and do his job quite good, but, USING 80% OF MY PROCESSOR to open a pic ??? and around 90% if i want to crop selection? i'm sorry but i'll stick with Irfanview...

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 19, 2007

Program is very good!!!

As for the requirements of using a Live account and Live search.... this is very similar to the requirements for Google's Picasa. So if you're comparing apples to apples (free photo editors from online services) it's not really right to discredit the software because of that.

guru_v

guru_v reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 19, 2007

The software may indeed be fine, where the problem lies is that in order to use it, you MUST run the MS desktop search. So you either run it alone, and have inferior search capabilities, or try to run what you normally do (in my case X1) and deal with the two engines slowing your machine considerably.

What I really hated when first downloading this (last iteration of the product) was that there was no mention of this until I saw the file download list just before the transfer started.

It would be very considerate of MS to put the fact that the Desktop Search must be run in order to have this program.

some guy

some guy reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 19, 2007

the software itself is ok , same old Ms u8pload to your live account, blauh hoops.

jalbum better free upload anywhere.

molumen

molumen reviewed v12.0.1320.823 Beta on Oct 19, 2007

It's not for vista only, XP SP2 is also supported. Here's what I got from Microsoft website:

Operating system: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
Processor: Minimum 800 MHz processor
Memory: Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or more recommended)
Browser: Internet Explorer 6 SP1 or later
Resolution: 800 x 600

(Windows 2003 Server (Win2K3) and Windows Vista x64 are not supported.)

Overall it's not a bad piece of software (I already hear the Microsoft haters screaming and yaling at me :) ) but it can seem a little slow on Celeron based systems with 512Mb of RAM.

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