This page provides download links for a number of useful software tools.
Last update: 4 June 2012
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Nikon NEF Codec
For 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Microsoft Camera Codec
Two versions are available on download page – for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows
This codec does not support adding properties like copyright.
Windows Live Photo Gallery Plug-ins
Plug-ins to enhance Windows Live Photo Gallery
Microsoft Image Composite Editor
Image Composite Editor (ICE) is an advanced panoramic image stitcher from Microsoft Research. While Photo Gallery includes the same stitching “engine”, this application provides a lot more fine control. The stitched panorama can be saved in a wide variety of formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to multi-resolution tiled formats like HD View and Silverlight Deep Zoom. After installing, ICE can be found in the More tools menu on the Create tab.
Available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions
Imagine being able to share the places and things you love using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world. With nothing more than a bunch of photos, Photosynth creates an amazing new experience. After installing, Photosynth can be found in the More tools menu on the Create tab.
Microsoft Pro Photo Tools
Great tool for managing EXIF data, geotagging – uses Bing maps – fast, neat
VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC. With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it effortless for anyone to try out Windows 7, Chrome OS or the latest Linux releases, or create isolated virtual machines to safely test new software and surf the Web.
Current version (4 June 2012): 4.0.3