Create an online photo albumBecause Windows Live Photos
makes it so easy to upload, edit, store, and share photos, one of the
first tasks most of us do is create a photo album of our favorite
images. Some people create photo blogs that are more about images than
text and upload photos from all over—posting the latest images from
cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), webcams, and scanners
and showing the world what's happening in their lives.
makes a good photo album? The answer is, just about anything—any topic,
person, place, or event that you want to share. You might create a
photo album to show the 10 finest photos from your best friend's
wedding shower. Or you might create a photo album about the weekend you
took your son to camp. Or you might simply have one photo album for
each of your best friends, or your pets. Whatever the topic of the
album, the idea is to group photos in such a way that the folks viewing
them will understand how they're connected. You might even simply do a
"day-in-the-life" photo album that shows images you captured throughout
a single day.
If you don't have your own Windows Live account, go to http://windowslive.com
and sign up today! It's free, it's easy, and it’s one convenient place
online to share photos, files, e-mail, and see what’s new with your
You can stitch photos together, remove red-eye,
crop, and tag photos on your PC with Windows Live Photo Gallery, then
upload your albums to your Windows Live Photos page to share online
with others. You can also add your favorite photos on your profile so
your “What’s New” feed updates to keep friends and family up to date on
your latest adventures.
When you're ready to create a photo album, follow these steps:
- Go to http://photos.live.com.
- Click Create an album.
- In the Name box, type the name of your album.
- In the Share
box, set permissions for those you would like to see your album. You
can make your albums public so everyone can see them, share them just
with the friends in your Windows Live network, select specific people,
or keep them just for yourself.
- Click Next.
- There are several ways to create your photo album.
Click Select Photos from My Computer to browse for a picture anywhere on your computer.
Click Add from an Existing Album to add photos from an album you've already created and uploaded.
Drag a picture from anyplace on your computer into the Drop photos here box. As soon as you add a photo, the name of the box disappears. To add another photo, drag it to the Drop More Photos here and upload when you're done box. The photo will move to the Drop photos here box
When you've added your pictures, select the photos you want to Upload, and that's it! Your album is ready to share.
You and those you've given permissions can choose to view your album as a slideshow or thumbnails.
Show your pictures in a thumbnail view.
Display your album as a slideshow.
When you’re done, you can use the Options menu in the upper right to add themes, publish your album in an e-mail, and more.
That's it! Now you can invite everyone you know to come see all your favorite photos. Have fun!