Windows Photo Gallery
I chose this software to begin with because it looked quick and easy to download and install. I also thought that I might be able to use the included Movie Maker software at a later date.
Windows Photo Gallery is included in Windows Live Essentials. So if you have downloaded this whole package, Windows Photo Gallery is already on your computer. If not, here are the simple instructions to get it.
- Type “windows photo gallery” into the search box on the start menu and select “Go online to get Windows Live Essentials”.
- Click Download.
- Select the optional programs you want to select. I chose Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.
- Click Install. Enter your Microsoft ID (or create one) and password.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the download.
I noticed right away that it has some nifty tools in the Home menu for tagging, managing, and sharing photos with others, but I was more interested in the Editing menu. The first tool I tried on my test photo was the “Auto adjust” tool.
This tool actually did improve the visual appearance of my photo, in small increments. All I had to do was just keep clicking the Auto adjust button until I was satisfied with the photo. If I went to far, I just clicked the back button a few times, until satisfied.
Until next time, Happy Shuttering!