HD Photo plug-ins for Photoshop released

In case you missed it, our friend, Bill Crow, announced the availability of  the HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop on his blog.  "HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 and CS3 have been officially released for both Windows and OSX.  They’re available now from the Microsoft Download Center.  Here are the separate downloads for…

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Photo Gallery is now on Microsoft Update

This is a special shout-out to our BETA program participants! At our last estimate, the Windows Live Photo Gallery BETA was installed by nearly 3 million users worldwide. Our BETA testers give us feedback, report bugs, and even yell at us when we make stupid design decisions – all of which helps us delivery high-quality…

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Resizing Photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery

One of the top pieces of feedback we received after the release of the Windows Photo Gallery was that there was no easy way to resize photos.  Well, you asked for it and now you’ve got it in the Windows Live Photo Gallery!  Resizing one or more photos is very simple and takes just a…

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Don’t let your memories R.I.P.

With the holidays coming up I feel compelled to do my PSA spot on backing up your memories. If you’re like me, the most important files on your computer are your digital images and videos. The photos of my babies, that vacation I took with my dad last year, my wedding – all of these…

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Spaces Photo API (Alpha) available!

Angus Logan, Technical Product Manager on the Windows Live Platform team, announced the immediate availability of the Windows Live Spaces Photo API (alpha) yesterday.  As he puts it in his one liner: The Windows Live Spaces Photo API allows a user to delegate permissions for a third party web site to read or read/write on…

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The next generation of Windows Live

As you’ve probably heard, the next generation of Windows Live has arrived and its fresh out of the oven without a beta tag!  If you’re the long reading type then take a look at the presspass Q&A available here which provides some great insight.  There is also a Windows Live fact sheet available here which…

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Create your own twins

Jordan Schwartz, ex-microsoftie and original creator of this blog checked in with a fun technique to try out in the new Live Photo Gallery. I used the panoramic stitch feature of the gallery to make this picture, easier than monkeying with cloning in photoshop to get the same effect. The only trick is that you have…

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Creating Panoramic Stitches with the Windows Live Photo Gallery

Creating panoramic stitches in the Windows Live Photo Gallery is quick and easy.  Using technology from Microsoft Research, we’ve been able to integrate panoramic stitching into the Live Photo Gallery in a way that’s fast and automatic.  Check out the following screencast for a walkthrough of how to stitch a number of photos together into…

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Finding your photos in the Live Photo Gallery

It’s hard to follow-up Michael’s flickr post, but someone has to do it so here it goes. We made some changes from the Vista Photo Gallery to the Live Photo Gallery in how you organize your photos.  One example of this is how we have pushed more organization into the import process.  The idea being that…

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Don’t like the Photo Gallery? Come fix it!

If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve probably got strong opinions of what you like and dislike in the products that our team works on: the Windows Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and Windows Live Spaces. Love it or hate it, here’s your chance to make a difference. Come work with us! The Digital Memories…

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