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  • Blog Post: Tell me more about Windows Live Movie Maker beta

    Our very own JP is at it again over on the Windows Live team blog . He just posted a very quick update on Windows Live Movie Maker (Beta). Check his post out: Tell me more about Windows Live Movie Maker beta Quick snippet from his post: So, for the beta release of Windows Live Movie Maker a few months...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Essentials beta refreshed

    Repost from the Windows Live team blog … About three months ago, we released public betas of the Windows Live Essentials – our suite of downloadable programs for your Windows PC, including Messenger , Mail , Photo Gallery , Movie Maker , Writer , Toolbar , and Family Safety . Since then, we’ve received...
  • Blog Post: Give your photos the Black and White treatment!

    One of the top feature requests after last year’s release of Windows Live Photo Gallery was for the ability to convert photographs to black and white. We listened, and are happy to introduce this feature to you! We realize there are some photos that just deserve the extra attention. Those photos, such...
  • Blog Post: You’ve tagged them, now here’s how to find them fast

    If you read John’s recent post, an introduction to “people tags” ,  you now know that you can quickly  tag  the faces in your photos-- using either the  contacts in your contacts list, or any name you want.  So hopefully by now you’ve played around with people tags in our beta...
  • Blog Post: Making movies is getting a lot easier (cross post)

    Eric Doerr, he leads the Program Management team for Digital Memories (a.k.a. the Photo and Video team for Windows Live), blogged about the brand new Windows Live Movie Maker beta today over on the Windows Live “Wire”.  He covers a bit of Movie Maker history, some information about the new engine...
  • Blog Post: Why “people tags”?

    We've always had keyword (descriptive) tagging in Photo Gallery. Heck, we've had it in Microsoft photo products since Windows XP. So why add a whole new type of tag to Windows Live Photo Gallery? Because people take lots of pictures of people. Think about the photos that are most special to you. Let...
  • Blog Post: Photo Gallery beta cheat sheet

    We’ve packed a lot into the new beta version of Windows Live Photo Gallery.  At the same time we’ve heard users ask, “What’s new in Photo Gallery?”. Here’s a quick clip-and-save list of the top features to check out.  In the coming weeks we’ll be going into more detail about everything on this...
  • Blog Post: Next version of Windows Live

    In just a short while brand new beta versions of Windows Live Photo Gallery and the completely brand new Windows Live Movie Maker will be available for free at http://download.live.com !  In addition to Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, this beta release includes significant updates to all of the Windows...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Slideshow in the Windows Live Photo Gallery

    We didn’t do much to the Slideshow feature in the Windows Live Photo Gallery, but there have been several questions coming in about this feature, so we thought that it was worth a brief rundown of what’s changed. In a nutshell, here’s how the slideshow feature works in this release: XP users...
  • Blog Post: Beta FAQs

    We've already gotten a ton of great feedback from people using the beta. We've also gotten a bunch of great questions. Here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions. Q: Will Windows Live Photo Gallery add support for x64 before RTM? (from the release notes ) 64-bit is not...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Suite Public Beta!

    Back in June, we announced a private beta of the new Windows Live Photo Gallery. We got a lot of great feedback from the beta testers, but now it's time to get more people involved. This afternoon, we released a new build, and are opening it up for everyone to download and play with - come and get it...
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