Windows Live Photo Gallery

Windows Live Photo Gallery

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.8064.206
  • Total Downloads:
    106,604
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    793
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Windows Live Photo Gallery collects a simple set of tools for downloading, editing, and sharing photos. Its functional design and excellent capabilities make it one of the most user-friendly photo programs we've ever tested.

The program's interface was clearly designed by Microsoft and felt instantly comfortable, with the familiar feel of Windows. All the commands and functions were logically organized, and the program was pleasing to use, though the Help file's vague instructions for panoramic photos were a disappointment. Nevertheless, we uploaded some photos from our digital camera with a single button click and were quickly able to choose a shot to edit. Windows Live Photo Gallery offers basic editorial tools that seem likely to delight novices and frustrate photo experts. The program quickly cropped our selected image and minimally adjusted its color, but not much more. We were able to publish our photos online or even burn a CD within the program's interface, a surprising but pleasant addition. One disappointment was the Panoramic Photo feature. We were curious about creating panoramic photos, but apparently you can't select it as a function, and the Help file offers little in the way of useful advice. Beyond that misstep, Windows Live Photo Gallery is a smooth and likeable entry-level photo management system. This is a photo program anyone can use.

Windows Live Photo Gallery is a free utility from Microsoft. While it hit a snag with its panorama option, the overall program was smooth sailing, and we recommend it.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Awesome sophistication!!"

December 22, 2010  |  By Scott_I_am

 |  Version: Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206

Pros

It seeks out every nook and cranny on your system and categorizes all your photos in order by month and year without moving them from their original folder. Great, simple with user friendly tools even my wife can use it!! JJ!!! honey Love ya. ;)

Cons

All the bugs these people are mentioning I haven't ran into one and I have spent an hour or so browsing down memory lane.

Summary

If you love pictures and you have a ton in 50 different files or them all bunched together in one file YOU GOT TO GET THIS. It keeps them all in the files you have them but creates that gallery that I haven't stopped mentioning here in my comments.
Bottom-line a awesome tool makes photos 100 times more fun and easy to sort through!!!!!! Good luck and Merry Christmas!!!!

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3 stars

"Sorry, I haven't taken any pictures for a while"

August 21, 2010  |  By HJE

 |  Version: Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206

Pros

See above. Because of this I haven't tried the program out yet.

Cons

See above.

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1 stars

"looks impressive"

July 18, 2010  |  By Bios1

 |  Version: Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206

Pros

work good for appx. one week

Cons

after one week : an error is preventing the photo or video from being displayed

Summary

there is plenty of complain on internet...looks to me a lot of people have the same problem, and Microsoft can't fix it....live photo gallery beta have still the same problem

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3 stars

"I find this one very user-friendly!"

March 24, 2010  |  By JennaCanada

 |  Version: Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206

Pros

Does a lot - allows you to group pictures, select certain ones to download or print easily - just lots of nice features.

Cons

I keep getting bugs in it and then it stops working as well and I have to uninstall and then re-install which is a pain sometimes.

Summary

I haven't tried a lot of others as this one works well but I might try something else to see if there is something that has less bugs.

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5 stars

"Totally Awesome! Does It All!"

February 03, 2010  |  By xmasfrk

 |  Version: Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206

Pros

Its Free!! It beats even pay programs.It finds and downloads whatever you need to view pics/movies.It organizes all your photos,fixes them,resizes.Simple to use...even a caveman can use it.lol

Cons

hmmmmm....I can't think of one.

Summary

Awesome! It can run by itself its so easy..nothing out there better. This is one program no one should be without! Thumbs Up!

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4 stars

"fun and easy to use"

October 27, 2009  |  By carltwent20

 |  Version: Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206

Pros

meats my needs at this time in my current situation

Cons

slow somewhat but needs better image control

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3 stars

"Nothing has changed, really."

September 24, 2009  |  By Opa-Loka

 |  Version: Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206

Pros

It's fairly all right when it came to presenting and editing pictures.

Cons

Just about everything else. (and it's fails miserably as a screen saver. it never works right.)

Summary

There are much better photo developers out there.

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5 stars

"Love it very much"

June 26, 2009  |  By jeanric

 |  Version: Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8064.206

Pros

Great features easy to use

Cons

Really can't think of anything that I don't like

Summary

Have already said that I really think it is great

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date June 10, 2009
Date Added June 10, 2009
Version 14.0.8064.206
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.23MB
File Name wlsetup-web.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 106,604
Downloads Last Week 793
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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