I was just checking out a collection of online images available for download (yep, those Windows 7 logon screen backgrounds) and decided I wanted to download the complete set. Up until now, I hadn’t downloaded anything other than a file or two from someone’s SkyDrive – never an entire image collection. But now that I’ve had the experience, I have to say – it was so easy. There’s this link at the top of the image collection in SkyDrive/Windows Live Photos that says “Download with Photo Gallery” which lets you download all the photos directly to your computer using the Windows Live Photo Gallery application. (And if you have not yet downloaded Windows Live Photo Gallery for your Windows PC, you have to have it. Seriously.)
When you click that link, a box pops up where you can select and de-select the photos you want.
Then Photo Gallery starts the download. When finished, it even takes you right to the new photos in the Photo Gallery application. How handy!
It seems like this is a great alternative to emailing photos around – as long as the recipient uses Photo Gallery too. It really couldn’t be any easier.