Tag Archives: photos

We are living in interesting times, Yahoo!

For some time there was jockeying for bragging rights, Google offered 5 GB of “cloud” storage, Microsoft set their SkyDrive offering to 7 GB with 25 GB for legacy users. Google now counts Google Drive, Google+ Photos, and Gmail together … Continue reading

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Importing Photos in Windows 8

Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Microsoft in developing Windows 8 has not heeded this advise and attempted to make it simpler still. As least concerning importing photos from a … Continue reading

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Getting the real URL of a Photo on SkyDrive

UPDATE: January 2012 – The update to SkyDrive in November 2011 now again provides an easy way to obtain the actual URL of a SkyDrive photo, please see: Getting the URL of a SkyDrive photo is easy again. The current … Continue reading

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The new SkyDrive hobbles making Zoom.it images

The newly released version of SkyDrive (“Pretty Face”) has made it almost impossible to get the URL, web address, of an image file for use elsewhere like Microsoft Zoom.it. SkyDrive offers “Embed” code but that only gets back to the … Continue reading

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Perspective correction using Image Composite Editor

There are some good tools for image editing in Windows Live Photo Gallery, and for compositing panoramas and stitching images ICE, the Microsoft Image Composite Editor, does a superb job. ICE allows adjustment of projection and orientation over a wide … Continue reading

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Photo Edit Tools in Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a superb tool for preparing blog posts. It downloads the template from your blog site and uses it to present drafts in exactly the style and appearance as the post will appear when published. There may … Continue reading

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