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Windows 7 just got even better with new tools to organize and share photos, make movies, and keep in touch with people that matter most.
Advanced made easy: photo sharing & video creation Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker make it easy to create visually stunning photos and videos that you can share with friends and family. Photo Gallery and Movie Maker provide advanced features with easy-to-use apps.
Easy import With Windows 7, it’s easy to get photos and videos off your devices and organized on your computer quickly. Just plug in your device and Windows will walk you through it.
Intuitive user interface If you use Windows or Office, you’ll be right at home with Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker because they use the same ribbon toolbar that puts all the right tools at your fingertips for easy access and efficiency.
Find tab Photo Gallery’s new Find tab allows you to naturally filter your photos by faces, names, date, geo-location, descriptive tags, folder titles or any combination. Finally, it’s easy to take your million and one photos and find that one in a million.
Facial Recognition Facial Recognition technology allows Photo Gallery to find pictures that have people in them and deduce who is in those pictures based on whom you've tagged in the past. The more you tag, the smarter it gets! Tags made in Photo Gallery travel with the photo wherever it goes, and any tags you or your friends make on sites such as Facebook also sync back down to your Photo Gallery.
Photo Gallery and Movie Maker also give you new ways to take your photos and videos from good to great in seconds. New features that help you do that include these:
Photo Fuse Allows you to take the best parts of multiple photos to combine them into one “perfect” photo with an easy-to-use editing tool.
Retouch Whether it’s a blemish, scratch, bruise or stain, Photo Gallery’s Retouch feature enables you to make it look like it never happened, employing the same technology that professional agencies use to polish photos.
Batch auto adjust Make professional adjustments in seconds with auto adjust. In a matter of moments, your photos will receive a fine-tuning to their exposure, color balance and sharpness, so you end up with a professional-quality finished product.
AutoMovie Themes Create polished movies with your photos and videos that you can then share, even if you don’t have a lot of time. AutoMovie will add a beautiful theme to your photos and videos in less than a minute that includes transitions, a title, captions and a music soundtrack. You can use these same themes in Photo Gallery’s slide show mode.
Video and audio editing Editing a video clip is made easy with Windows Live Movie Maker. The precision editor makes finding and including the best part of each video a snap. It also allows you to tailor your movie’s soundtrack to set the right mood with easy audio editing.
Save in high-definition 720p and 1080p Provide a great viewing experience by saving the movie you created in Movie Maker in high-definition format that can be shared online or burned to a DVD using Windows DVD Maker.
Photos and videos are meant to be shared, so Photo Gallery and Movie Maker give you easy options to facilitate sharing in any way that you want.
Share online Easily publish to Facebook, Flickr, YouTube or SkyDrive with the extensibility to add plug-ins for other online sharing sites.
Mobile sharing Save a movie in 1080p, or to a portable device such as a Windows Phone or Zune HD player.
Smart, anytime email, calendar and contacts
When it comes to managing multiple email accounts, organizing contacts and calendars, or reading through customized RSS feeds, Windows Live Mail offers a great solution. Windows Live Mail is easy to set up and gives you anytime access to your email, attachments, calendar and contacts, allowing you to work online or offline.
Easy and familiar If you are familiar with the simplicity of Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Outlook, you’ll be able to get up to speed quickly.
Email account aggregation Windows Live Mail can help you manage multiple email accounts, calendars, RSS feeds, contacts and newsgroups in one place.
Offline access Email sent or calendar edits you make while offline will be queued up and synced next time you have an internet connection.
Shared calendars Access, view and edit calendars that have been shared with you right from Windows Live Mail.
Windows Live Messenger integration Reply to friends with an instant message right from Windows Live Mail. Presence information is integrated right into the email header.
Efficient inbox management tools Tools such as conversation threading give you the convenience of viewing your messages in the way that you choose. Quick views organize and find selected types of mail (unread mail from contacts only, flagged email, all mail across inboxes, etc.) across your email accounts, newsgroups and feeds.
Slim Cal Instantly view your calendar without navigating away from the context of your inbox.
Photo email Send photos in email without worrying about size restrictions. Add captions and layouts and edit your photos from within Windows Live Mail.
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