A new version of Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker with the new features
About two weeks ago Microsoft announced a new version of Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker for Windows 7 and Windows 8. The update brought some very useful features that were not available previously, including Text Effects, Audio Emphasize, Auto Collage, Photo Fuse. Moreover, the video sharing website Vimeo became the new partner of Microsoft, and that means you can publish video directly to Vimeo from Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.
Now in Gallery you can create panoramas, merge images together and automatically make collages. Generally, to perform all of these operations may require more than one program, and sometimes very expensive software. The latest version of Windows Photo Gallery allows you to perform all these functions from a single interface, in fact with minimal effort. All you need to do is add images to the program, choose what you want to do, and all the rest the app will do for you.
During testing all the new features worked flawlessly. Following is an example of an automatically generated collage. When you create a collage you can choose the resolution for the final image: 1200 x 1500 pixels, 1500 x 1200, 750 x 1050 pixels, 1050 x 750 pixels and the size of the desktop.
Like Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker received his portion of new features. You may have noticed that YouTube is full of videos which have been replaced or completely removed the sound track and the reason for this is copyright infringement. Movie Maker is striving to help its users avoid such situations, providing free music from AudioMicro, Free Music Archive and Vimeo Music. In short, for use in their projects you can take the music of these three services, without fear that YouTube will leave your video without sound.
In addition to music, the official blog of the Windows team was referred to another interesting feature called «video Stabilization», but during testing I was never able to find her. If someone of you will find this option let me know in the comments below.
As always, Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker are part of Windows Live Essentials, which you can download from the link below.
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