Windows Vista Photo Gallery is an excellent management tool that illustrates just how much Vista has evolved when compared with Windows XP. If you get past Vista's Photos and Videos Import
Wizard that excludes the user out of the import process, Photo Gallery will deliver control firmly back in your hands.
Windows Vista Photo Gallery enabled a certain degree of digital images editing. Auto Adjust, Adjust Exposure, Adjust Color, Crop Picture and Fix Red Eye are the the options made available by the Vista embedded application. And as editing is a trial and error process, Windows Photo Gallery comes not only with an undo option, but also with a Revert to original command. This way images may be submitted to extensive editing, as extensive as the limited editing options permit, without impacting the original.
"Windows Vista allows for extensive file tagging to organize files, and Windows Photo Gallery takes full advantage of this. Add captions to your photos or tag the files themselves very easily in Windows Photo Gallery. All you have to do is click "Info" on the top toolbar after selecting the desired photo to which you'd like to add information. You can add as many tags as you'd like to any given photo. Once you add tags and a caption to your photo, those settings stick with that specific photo in Windows Photo Gallery and throughout Windows Vista. If you browse to that photo in Windows Explorer, Windows Vista's enhanced shell will display the tags, ratings and captions you've set in Windows Photo Gallery. Tagging your files also provides faster search results for the specific types of photos you're looking for.," revealed Nick White, Microsoft Product Manager.
Windows Vista delivers extensive tagging information, from the standard File Name, File Size, File type and Date last modified to Tags, Date Taken, Rating, Caption, Image Resolution, Camera make/model and even Shutter speed, but the examples doesn't stop here. With Vista, the metadata is embedded in the digital image file and is available not only to the operating system but also to additional applications that support EXIF, IPTC, and XMP standards.