Talk:Windows Photo Gallery

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I think there should be a link to picassa and other software which do the same and are free to download.

How come the Note links don't exist? Someone took the time to make them, did they just forget to add the content? Admiralthrawn 1 07:58, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Which links are you talking about? --soum (0_o) 09:20, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

See Also[edit]

Funny how "Comparison of image viewers" is listed on this page, but "Windows Photo Gallery" is not on that comparison list! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:29, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

-- (talk) 10:37, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Dispute over supported formats[edit]


Apparently, I and User:Be..anyone have a little dispute. Be..anyone has so far claimed that Windows Photo Gallery supports formats such as WebP, ([1]) DjVu, ([2]) PCX, WMF and the standardized version of HD Photo (called JPEG XR) ([3]) and that "it can organize and view any image format for which a third party WIC codec is installed" without supplying a source. Naturally, I don't agree with this, per WP:V and WP:OR.

How must this dispute be resolved?

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 17:03, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Responding per the request at 3O - the listing of supported formats should be limited to those which a reliable source explicitly lists. Our own observations are not reliable for the purposes of inclusion in Wikipedia. Even if an update has added additional format support, we are constrained to what the sources say. I reviewed the information regarding the platform update, and I don't see anything explicitly stating that format support was added to WPG, but I may have overlooked something; feel free to provide a direct quotation from the cited source. Cheers. DonIago (talk) 13:18, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Also see Windows Photo Viewer, it would be bizarre if two articles about the same technology arrive at different summaries, one of them contradicting HD Photo/JPEG XR. –Be..anyone (talk) 15:22, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
WP:OTHERSTUFF would apply's entirely possible that those other articles have reported this incorrectly. That said, if they have reliable sources substantiating their statements then it may be possible to apply the same sources here. DonIago (talk) 15:25, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
The WPV article claims that JPEG XR was previously a different format, but that claim is not sourced within the article; I've tagged it for such. DonIago (talk) 15:27, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
The edit history of HD Photo offers 2009-08-20T22:31:27‎ BenRG (talk | contribs)‎ . . (21 bytes) (+21)‎ . . (moved HD Photo to JPEG XR over redirect: It's now a standard; I think this is uncontroversial) for your citation request. –Be..anyone (talk) 15:47, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
If JPEG XR is an updated version of HD Photo, which seems to be the implication, then we should have a source that explicitly states the former is supported. The only cite I've seen refers to the latter. Otherwise at best we're engaging in synthesis and at worst inserting a blatant inaccuracy. DonIago (talk) 16:09, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
In theory HD Photo can be split from JPEG XR, and explain the differences. Rather tricky, in the Open XML Paper Specification case, where .xps turns out to be slightly incompatible with .oxps (both redirecting to the same article at the moment), I was so annoyed that I replaced is/are/... by was/were/... everywhere. This XPS oddity is in essence the same HD Photo/JPEG XR issue we're discussing here. In the not notable PGF article I just mentioned that the PGF WIC codec apparently isn't registered for others including Photo Gallery/Viewer. –Be..anyone (talk) 16:31, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Reading the intro again, actually I never claimed that PCX and WMF are supported, I only replaced EMF (a redirect to WMF) by the more important PCX, in the statement about unsupported legacy formats. –Be..anyone (talk) 15:38, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Photo straightening[edit]

A feature I really like in this piece of software is that you can auto-traighten photographs with a single click. I am not sure if "straightening" is the correct term to describe this though. It isn't perspective correction since it doesn't correct for lens distortion but only tilts the picture a couple of degrees. Somebody might argue that the article already states that you can rotate the picture with this software. Most simple photo software though allows for rotation in multiples of 90 degrees or a manually input percentage. 1Veertje (talk) 16:21, 18 November 2016 (UTC) 1Veertje (talk) 16:21, 18 November 2016 (UTC)