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Photo Gallery

With Windows 7 and Photo Gallery, it's easy—and fun—to edit, organize, and share your photos and videos. Photo Gallery is part of Windows Essentials, a free download that also includes tools for movies, instant messaging, email, social networking, and more.

Looking for Photo Gallery? It's not included in Windows 7. You can view and print your photos with Windows Photo Viewer. To edit them, you'll need to install Photo Gallery or a program from another company.


Note: Windows Photo Gallery might already be installed on your computer. To find out, click the Start button Picture of the Start button, type photo gallery in the search box, and see if it appears in the list of results.

Perfect your photos

Photo Gallery includes powerful and easy-to-use editing tools that you can use to work on dozens of photos simultaneously. Correct imperfections, adjust color and exposure, fix red eye, and even "fuse" two or more photos (such as different versions of a group shot) into one. And with the auto-editing features, Photo Gallery can even improve the look of your photos for you.

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Panorama-stitching is just one of the powerful editing tools included in Photo Gallery.

Find and organize—fast

With new search features, organizing tools, and tagging options like face recognition, finding photos in your collection is easier than ever. You can search by names, tags, date, or location. Photo Gallery will learn to recognize the people in your pictures and make tag suggestions—the more you use it, the better it gets.

Share your stories

Create impressive slide shows, email your photos, and publish pictures and videos directly to websites like Flickr, Facebook, and OneDrive. If you use OneDrive, you'll have enough free storage space to upload and share thousands of photos.