Authoring a Publish Plug-in for SmugMug

This is a guest post from Omar Shahine. When we announced an internal beta of our new Publish API a few months ago he jumped right on it and within a few days built his Smugmug plug-in. If you’re a Photo Gallery user that also happens to use Smugmug to share photos AND videos, then…

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Straighten up!

Have you ever found yourself fumbling for your camera to capture one of those beautiful, yet fleeting moments? Your child’s first steps, your pet’s picture-perfect pose, or the run-in with your favorite celebrity… in those moments, keeping your camera perfectly straight and steady was probably not a very easy feat. 🙂 And don’t forget about…

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You’ve tagged them, now here’s how to find them fast

If you read John’s recent post, an introduction to “people tags”,  you now know that you can quickly  tag  the faces in your photos– using either the  contacts in your contacts list, or any name you want.  So hopefully by now you’ve played around with people tags in our beta, adding them to photos of…

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Making movies is getting a lot easier (cross post)

Eric Doerr, he leads the Program Management team for Digital Memories (a.k.a. the Photo and Video team for Windows Live), blogged about the brand new Windows Live Movie Maker beta today over on the Windows Live “Wire”.  He covers a bit of Movie Maker history, some information about the new engine behind the scenes, rethinking…

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Why “people tags”?

We’ve always had keyword (descriptive) tagging in Photo Gallery. Heck, we’ve had it in Microsoft photo products since Windows XP. So why add a whole new type of tag to Windows Live Photo Gallery? Because people take lots of pictures of people. Think about the photos that are most special to you. Let me guess—…

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