New for Photogs: Pro Photo Tools V1

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Description

Just recently, a new tool for photographers was released which helps you better manage your digital photos. The tool is called Microsoft Pro Photo Tools V1 and this free application lets you geotag your photos as well as edit the photo's metadata - even in RAW format. The geotagging feature lets you organize your photos by location taken - info that can come from a GPS device or Live Search Maps. You can see some some screenshots of how this geotagging process works on the Windows Experience blog.

In addition to the Pro Photo Tools download, Microsoft also released Expression Media 2, a new version of its digital asset management software, which is designed to work with the Pro Tools software. Expression Media 2 helps save time when it comes to managing and organizing large collections of photos and other digital media, and it includes geotagging functionality built-in. Expression Media 2 also lets you quickly export of photos into multiple formats to produce slide shows, video, and interactive Microsoft Silverlight-powered web galleries.

“Geotagging is a hot new area in digital photography, and like other popular digital photo features, I expect photographers will be asking themselves how they ever lived without it,” said Ron Glaz, analyst at IDC. “Until now geotagging has been hard to do, requiring special expertise and tools. The time has come for an application that even the weekend photographer can use."

Well now with Pro Photo Tools V1, even the weekend photographer can do geotagging!

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    quikboy

    These "Pro" Tools do a good job at the few functions they do. But the thing is, is that they only have a few functions.

    Why not integrate this with Live/Vista Photo Gallery? Or actually making a more better high-end photo editing software? Makes more sense to me.

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    quikboy

    These "Pro" Tools do a good job at the few functions they do. But the thing is, is that they only have a few functions.

    Why not integrate this with Live/Vista Photo Gallery? Or actually making a more better high-end photo editing software? Makes more sense to me.

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    quikboy

    These "Pro" Tools do a good job at the few functions they do. But the thing is, is that they only have a few functions.

    Why not integrate this with Live/Vista Photo Gallery? Or actually making a more better high-end photo editing software? Makes more sense to me.

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    dentaku

    You're right. Instead of coming out with all these separate products they would be better off integrating it with the products people already use like Live Photo Gallery.

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    dentaku

    You're right. Instead of coming out with all these separate products they would be better off integrating it with the products people already use like Live Photo Gallery.

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    dentaku

    You're right. Instead of coming out with all these separate products they would be better off integrating it with the products people already use like Live Photo Gallery.

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    LarryLarsen
    Happy to pass along your feedback. Off the top of my head, though, I have to think that keeping a new initiative like this uncoupled from a product like Live Photo Gallery will allow them explore every avenue they want without being wed to the Live Photo Gallery roadmap.
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    Aleksei Vassiljev

    Does not run on Vista x64 Sad((

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    Aleksei Vassiljev

    Does not run on Vista x64 Sad((

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    Aleksei Vassiljev

    Does not run on Vista x64 Sad((

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    tolcheen

    What happened to Microsoft going 64bit? How can they release a product that does not work on Vista x64?!?!?!?

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    tolcheen

    What happened to Microsoft going 64bit? How can they release a product that does not work on Vista x64?!?!?!?

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    tolcheen

    What happened to Microsoft going 64bit? How can they release a product that does not work on Vista x64?!?!?!?

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