The nastiest part of the whole Windows Live Wave 4 Beta experience so far has been concentrated on the installer - though not all Microsoft's fault, I did have some dodgy settings in my Internet Options.
Today, I flicked open the new Windows Live Photo Gallery, and this is a really nice application.
- Automatically detected iPhone and offer to import pictures
- Import offers to just grab everything, or group (and mass-tag) pictures based on the time they were taken. Aka "afternoon trip", "evening dinner @ rocks"
- Default view sorted pictures by Month
- Automatically detected the picture orientation and rotated them around. Unlike… a certain other company's software. http://johnliu.net/blog/2010/4/15/apple-iphone-drivers-are-pos.html
iPhone crap drivers.
Windows Live Photo Gallery import (automatically fixed orientation)
- Lovely Ribbons interface
- Panoramic photo stitching!
Long Zheng has a much better comparison
- Mass tagging, mass image adjustments
- Mass upload to Skydrive, Flickr or Facebook
- Extensible (this will make it even more awesome)