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Some Free February Appy-ness with a new piece of free software for teachers from Microsoft every day in February. Many of these items are unknown heroes, but they all share two things in common: 1) They are useful for teachers or students and 2) they are free.

Windows Live Photo Gallery

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Share photos in your 25GB of storage online for free, and faster than you can say ‘online photo albums accessible from my phone’. Photo Gallery tools help you organise and edit photos, then share them online.

It’s easy to import photos from your camera, organise them into albums, and edit them. The powerful photo tools built in let you create stunning panoramas, movies, slide shows, and more. When you're ready to share, publish your photos and videos to your favourite websites directly from Photo Gallery.

Create a panorama

Capture an entire mountain range in a single photo—select the photos you want to use and Photo Gallery stitches them into a panorama for you.

Merge shots with Photo Fuse

Did someone blink when the flash went off? Choose everyone’s best pose from several different shots, and Photo Fuse will merge them together into the perfect group photo. This is absolutely brilliant for class shots, or when you need to take a picture of a group of students on a trip/in a play etc

Slide show adventures

Show off your class trip or school play photos with a slide show that looks polished and professional. Choose your favourite theme and Photo Gallery puts it all together for you.

Where can I find out how to use it?

There’s a step-by-step guide for using Photo Gallery here for each of the uses above. There are also a series of simple guides on the Windows Live Essentials website.

Where do I get Windows Live Photo Gallery from?

Live Photo Gallery is part of the Windows Live Essentials suite, which you can download from the live.com website here