Windows Live Photo Gallery can display photo files that are in camera “raw” format, but cannot edit, or “fix”, those files. You get the message shown in the illustration here.
Photo Gallery needs the file to be in a format it can handle. The most popular format is JPG, as that is widely used for sharing and on the Internet.
The advise you receive from the helpful link is:
To convert a batch of photo files, proceed like this:
- Select the photo thumbnails that you wish to convert to JPG format. To select all the photos in a folder, use Ctrl-A.
- Note the larger dimension in the information pane. Example:
- Click File in the menu bar.
- Click Resize… in the drop-down menu.
- Click on the size shown below Select a size:
- Click Custom in the drop-down menu.
- Enter the larger number of your photo dimension. In the illustration here, that is 3872.
- Click Resize and Save.
You can select the folder to save to, even make a new folder, by clicking Browse… – Here I won’t go into that. (You will learn why in my next post.)
If you have selected a large number of photos to convert, this process will take some time. The nice thing is that it runs without needing any more input from you.
Use it! Enjoy!