Windows® XP Photo Gallery
Are you aware of the functioning and usability of Windows® XP photo gallery? .
The Windows® XP photo gallery is a powerful tool that allows you editing, managing and tagging your favorite photos. Especially on later XP versions such as the Professional Edition, you might find themed slideshows and smooth transitions. There are also another great facilities of this tool, so be sure you make use of them.
The main functions of the Windows® XP photo gallery are:
- Managing and organizing image files
Managing and organizing image files
Usually when you are downloading a file, it will go to the temporary Internet folder by default. This is not as great as this folder might be filled up immediately. Configure your web browser to download such files as .jpg or .jpeg directly to your Windows® XP photo gallery for better control and organization. You can cut them, move them, and copy them as long as you like. You will also have the sound and the movie gallery in the same place so that you can manage all your multimedia files at the same time. If you have some personal photos that you want kept away from unwanted eyes, you can create a folder and protect it by using a password. Alternatively, hide them by using the ‘Hide’ folder option from the ‘Computer Explorer’ tools
Editing has never been so easy until now. The Windows® XP also comes with a powerful editing tool called the Picture Manager. Sure, you will need Photoshop for professional editing, but if you only want your pictures to look great, you can use this tool also. You can modify the basic characteristics of your picture such as brightness, contrast, and saturation. Choose sepia or black and white and crop some unwanted parts of your photos. Most of the users are also creating a folder containing all their edited photos. You might also want to do the same, as a personal photo can be hardly recovered. This editing tool is especially useful for social networking. You will want to look great on those, so be sure to choose some of your best pictures from the Windows® XP photo gallery to represent your style. You can also take snapshots from movies and save them to your gallery. Having a picture of your favorite actor has never been as easy as you can take it from a movie and place it in the photo gallery. You might also edit it afterwards before placing it as a theme.
Tagging pictures is a relatively new concept concerning computers and it is related with the Windows® photos and social networking. You can always tag your favorite photo if you want to get back to it easily. Also tagging is a secure option, as the system will ask you before erasing a tagged photo, so there are very less chances of accidental deletion.