Thursday, April 9, 2009
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 09:00 PM
"In my blog post announcing the Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE), I mentioned the tight integration with the next version of Windows Live Photo Gallery (WLPG). That next version has been available for a while now, so I wanted to give WLPG users a quick intro to ICE. Most of you are probably familiar with the "create panoramic image" capabilities in WLPG. My team in Microsoft Research developed the technology behind this. ICE is another tool that you can use to create panoramic images. It uses the same technology as WLPG under the hood and adds a few features."
Above you have the typical before and after shot - very interesting to see it change the perspective of the photo. I have very little experience with Windows Live Photo Gallery, but I have to admit it's impressive how they keep adding more and more features to their product. I still prefer Picasa, but Windows Live Photo Gallery is becoming a real competitor to it. The "deep zoom" function is also quite impressive.