Video:How to Use Vista Photo Gallerywith Don Schechter
Windows Vista Photo Gallery allows you to view, organize, and edit your digital photos in an easy-to-use interface. Learn the basics to using Windows Photo Gallery.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use Vista Photo GalleryHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today, I will show you the basic features of Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery. Windows Photo Gallery helps you view and organize your digital photos that have been imported onto your computer from a digital camera.
Open Windows Vista Photo GalleryTo open Windows Photo Gallery, go to the start menu and click 'Windows Photo Gallery.' If its not in your start menu, type 'photo' in the search box at the bottom of the start menu, then click on 'Windows Photo Gallery.'
Viewing Pictures in Vista Photo GalleryYou will be able to view all of your photos when the program opens. They will be grouped by date. To see a larger view of a photo, double click on it.
To move to the next or previous photo, click on the arrows under the photo. You can rotate the photo by clicking the round arrows. You can go back to the gallery by clicking 'Back to Gallery' on the upper left corner of the window.
Adjusting Pictures in Windows Photo GalleryYou can adjust your photo by using the tools in the tool bar. Click on the fix button. You can choose to crop, adjust the color, fix red eye, or adjust other settings by clicking on the options on right side of window.
To crop the photo, click on 'Crop Picture.' You can move the crop box around the photo to the correct place. You can also adjust the size of the box by clicking and dragging on the white boxes on the outline of the box. Click 'Apply.'
To adjust the color, click on the adjust color button, and use the sliders to change the colors. To fix red eye, click on the red eye button, and use the mouse to click and drag a small box around the area that needs to be fixed.
Photo Information In Windows Photo GalleryTo see the photos information, click on the info button in the tool bar. You can also email, burn the photo to a CD, print, make a movie, or open the photo in another program by clicking on the corresponding buttons.
Searching for Pictures in Vista Photo GalleryYou can find a specific photo by typing in a keyword in the search box of the gallery window. I will type flower and a few photos will appear in the window. These photos are samples that have been tagged or given a caption with the word, flower.
Rating Photos in Windows Photo GalleryYou can also rate your photo by clicking on the stars under the photo information. I will rate this photo by clicking on 3 stars.
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