Windows Live Essentials

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Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011

Import photos from your camera, organize them into albums, and edit them so they look their best. Use powerful photo tools to create stunning panoramas, movies, slide shows, and more.

Make Photos Look Great

Make your photos really stand out with powerful and easy-to-use editing tools that you can use to edit dozens of photos simultaneously. Clean up photos, remove blemishes, fix red eye, and more.
Use Photo Fuse to combine the best parts of two or more photos – like group portraits – into a single composite photo.

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Organize With Face Recognition

Windows Live Photo Gallery now has face recognition to help you identify and tag people in your photos. The more people tags you add to your photos, the better Photo Gallery gets at suggesting tags.

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Fast Publishing

When you're ready to share, publish your photos and videos to your favorite websites like Facebook and Flickr directly from Photo Gallery.

Upload your Pictures

Save time by publishing photos and videos directly from Photo Gallery to your favorite social networking sites like SkyDrive, Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Not all Windows Live Essential features are available on all systems. For system requirements, please see: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-2011-system-requirements.

Photo Gallery

Make Photos Look Great

  1. Start Windows Live Photo Gallery. Click the Start button. In the search box, type Photo, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Live Photo Gallery.
  2. Select the photos you want to fuse. (Note: the photos should be of the same subjects, lighting and vantage point.) On the Create tab, in the Tools group, click Photo Fuse
  3. Click the area of the photo you want to replace. Drag one of the points to adjust the size of this area. Click the replacement photo that you like best, and then click Save.
Photo Gallery

Organize with Face Recognition

  1. Open the tag and caption pane to see the tags and captions in your photos
  2. On the View tab, click Tag and caption pane and then select a photo. If the photo contains people tags, they will appear in the tag and caption pane. If an untagged face is detected, click Who is this?to add a people tag.
  3. On the Find tab, in the People group, you'll find thumbnails of all the tagged people in your collection. To see the photos of a person in the gallery, click a thumbnail. If Photo Gallery detects a similar, untagged face, it will suggest a tag that you can add by clicking Confirm. You can view other tag suggestions for this person by clicking View all suggestions.
Photo Gallery

Upload your Pictures

To upload photos and videos to a social networking site:

  1. Select the photos and videos you'd like to share from the gallery
  2. On the Home tab, in the Share group, select a service you want to use, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

To add a service that's not listed in the Share group, click Add a plug-in, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Photo Gallery

Getting started with photo tagging

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Make a great group shot

Photo Gallery

Sharing online