This page provides late-breaking or other information about Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011.
The technology that Photo Gallery uses to create a Photo Fuse aligns the background information in the base photo with the section being replaced. Photos that don’t have well-defined backgrounds might not align well when creating a Photo Fuse.
For Photo Fuse to align and work best, the photos should be taken at similar zoom levels and from similar vantage points. Large movements in the photo or changes in zoom level might prevent alignment from taking place, or create suboptimal composites.
Movement in the photos used to create a Photo Fuse might cause distinct seams between the sections of the finished composite. To create a smoother composite, select a region around the subject that captures most of the movement.
To ensure good performance of Photo Fuse, there's a limit of 10 photos you can use to create a composite.
Ribbon galleries can't contain more than 1,000 items. This limit most likely impacts the Dates filter gallery on the Find tab. When the limit is reached, only the 1,000 newest (most recent) dates are displayed. However, no data is lost—all photos still exist, they just don't appear in the ribbon gallery—and the other date-related Find galleries (Months and Years) continue to work.
When a global People tag suggestion for a photo or video comes from Windows Live SkyDrive or Facebook, and is presented in Batch people tagging mode as a suggestion for a person, the thumbnail shown doesn't appear as expected. For photos, the thumbnail is not square (it has the same aspect ratio as the original image), and for videos, gray thumbnails appear.
Also, if there's more than one face in the photo, there might be confusion about who in the photo is being tagged.
Landmarks (such as the Eiffel Tower) are not supported in the current implementation of geotagging.
If you have a DirectX 10 video card, make sure you have the latest drivers installed on your computer. Older versions don’t support the Photo Gallery viewer pixel format and thus have poorer performance while viewing and editing photos.
The graphics driver used by some Lenovo ThinkPad computers might prevent some photos from displaying while you're looking through a collection in the one-up mode. Updating your computer's graphics driver might fix this problem.