If you already use the Windows Live Mail application, a free desktop email program, you may be familiar with one of its better features – the ability to email photos without worrying about attachment sizes. When you use the program’s photo email feature (like Kylie does here), the software automatically attaches smaller thumbnail-sized versions of your digital photos to the email. The email will also include an automatically inserted URL that provides a link for your recipients to click on in order to see an online slideshow of those same pictures where they can choose to download the images they like.
This feature isn’t anything new, but it has recently received a major upgrade. Before, the online slideshow looked something like this:
But today, that slideshow looks more like the beautiful, rich slideshows that you see if you use the Windows Live Photos service. Like those slideshows, the background uses Silverlight technology to change the background to match the colors in your image. It also displays the photos in a larger format that the old slideshow. Here’s what it looks like now:
What a great improvement!