After almost six years of development – and input from more than five million beta users – Microsoft finally released its Windows Vista operating system today, along with an updated version of its Office productivity suite.
January 30, 2007: After almost six years of development – and input from more than five million beta users – Microsoft finally released its Windows Vista operating system today, along with an updated version of its Office productivity suite.
Some of the navigation views provided by Windows Vista.
Image file management is much more powerful in Windows Vista than in previous operating systems. Users can apply tags in a variety of ways to make it easier to find individual shots and add tags by dragging and dropping items onto the tag in the navigation tree. A new Info Pane facility lets users view and edit basic information about a photo or a video, including the filename, caption, date taken, file size/type, rating and any assigned tags.
In Windows Photo Gallery, you can increase or decrease the size of your thumbnails using a simple slider, helping you view groups of photos. You can also zoom, pan, and rotate photos; pause/play video files and quickly navigate from one photo or video clip to the next. Basic editing functions are also supported and the Viewer includes an Auto Adjust button, which allows you to manually adjust exposure and colour balance, crop a photo to a specific size and fix red-eye effects caused by a flash. Slideshows can be created from photos and videos using selectable graphic themes with visual effects and transitions. They can be used as desktop screen savers, emailed to friends or recorded to CD or DVD.