Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012 16.4.3528.331

Nicely simple photo organization

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012 is a very simple application that lets you view your photos and perform basic editing tasks. View full description

PROS

  • Very easy to use
  • Basic editing tools included

CONS

  • Long installation
  • Optimizing tools need improvement
  • Many extras require registration and/or additional downloads

Good
7

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012 is a very simple application that lets you view your photos and perform basic editing tasks.

The Windows Live Photo Gallery interface itself is clean, clear and easy to use. It provides a great platform for your images and the picture quality in the slideshow function is excellent. Windows Live Photo Gallery also features great tagging and sorting functions and a few nice extras, such as the ability to order prints directly from online retailers, burn to CD and publish to a group.

Unfortunately, many of these extras require you to install a supplementary program or sign up for a Windows Live account. Add that to Windows Live Photo Gallery's simplistic editing tools, and suddenly the program isn't looking so rosy.

In fact, Windows Live Photo Gallery even appears to have lost a few features since the last version, as there is no sign of the screensaver function of the beta version and you can only make thumbnails that measure 100 x 75 - not exactly what I'd call progress, Windows!

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012 is a good program for heavy Windows Live users who don't need much editing power.

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012

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Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012 16.4.3528.331

User reviews about Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012

  • alexbabolini

    by alexbabolini

    "Not great"

    I don't understand why they give good reviews to this Windows Photo Gallery when it can't even do the basic of the ba...   More.

  • patricia.joppien

    by patricia.joppien

    "Awful program"

    I hate it - I download off a SD card - and then can't find the freeken pictures - open Windows live photo gallery the...   More.

  • patricia.joppien

    by patricia.joppien

    "windows live photo gallery"

    I hate it - it is difficult to sort my photos and sometimes you can't find tem - I wish I could go back to XP and pho...   More.

  • Janice Baumeiste

    by Janice Baumeiste

    "CAN MY PRESENT VERSION OF WINDOWS PHOTO GALLERY PICTURES BE TRANSPORTED"

    Some of the controls is missing in my windows photo gallery. If I download a new version, will my photo's be transfer...   More.

  • niamh

    by niamh

    "@Bluebirdjohn"

    @Bluebirdjohn It can be hard to track down older versions of Windows Live Photo Gallery. I wrote an article about it...   More.

  • Bluebirdjohn

    by Bluebirdjohn

    "DON'T USE THIS PROGRAMME."

    TOTAL WASTE OF SPACE. HAD AN AUTO UPDATE! THE PREVIOUS VERSION WAS MUCH BETTER. FASTER AND SIMPLER! WHERE CAN I FIND ...   More.