Tag Archives: Windows Live

The new SkyDrive – Bouquets and Brickbats

The newest facelift to SkyDrive is up and operational. It brings some charming new looks and some nice new features. It gets top billing on the menu bar on the Live home page (replacing the former “Office”). The ads are … 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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Optimize your photos for speedy presentation

When presenting pictures in a blog or on a website they are viewed by the reader in a browser. The photos are rarely shown full-screen. As the page is opened there is a short delay for the pictures to download. … Continue reading

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Spaces to WordPress – photos and slide shows – Pages

Windows Live Spaces provided “Photos” modules to present very pleasant slide shows on Spaces sites. A click and the full window slide show was displayed. This was a very nice way to present a gallery or front door to photo … Continue reading

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