The Windows Live Team just informed us of a new update to the online Windows Live Photos. service for better support of panoramic photographs. Using the complementary Windows Live Photo Gallery software, you can easily stitch images together to create panoramic photos that give professional software applications a run for their money. The process is simple. You first take a series of photos of a scene that each overlap the other a little. Once imported into Photo Gallery, you just select all the photos and choose “Create a panoramic photo” from the “Make” menu. That’s it!
Unfortunately, until now, if you uploaded your creations to Windows Live Photos on the web, the site couldn’t display them properly if they were in their original size. But as of Thursday, September 10th, this is no longer an issue. The Windows Live Team is rolling out a new release of Windows Live Photos that bumps up the limit on photo size so that you can now get thumbnails and easily viewable versions of photos all the way up to 25 megapixels.
The new release also increases the image quality of all photos on the site, enhances image and album embeds, and makes browsing photo albums faster. And you can browse through albums with the arrows on your keyboard now, too. To try the new features for yourself, head over to Windows Live Photos.