We’ve added a few new capabilities while also taking advantage of some advances in Windows 8. Movie Maker and Photo Gallery are two essential Windows applications hundreds of millions of people have come to rely on for making the most of your photos and videos. And with this release, we’ve given you a few more reasons to enjoy them even more.
- MOVIE MAKER
- Built-in video stablization
- Legal-integration of music soundtracks
- Music narration & other audio controls
- Improved visibility of text effects
- H.264 encoding by default
- PHOTO GALLERY
- Built-in Auto Collage
- Direct-to-Vimeo publishing
- Automated cloud backup and synchronization of documents and personal files – up to 5GB of storage free (more available for a fee)
And of course Windows Essentials continues to include:
- Windows Live Mail
- Windows Live Family Safety
- Windows Live Writer
- Windows Live Messenger
- Outlook Connector Pack
NEED THE OLD ‘WINDOWS LIVE MESH’?
Windows Essentials 2012 will uninstall Live Mesh and replace it with Skydrive. The differences between the two technologies is documented in this article. If you don’t want this (or need to reinstall Live Mesh) you can download the OLDER Windows Live Essentials 2011 at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29219.
DOWNLOAD: Windows Essentials 2012
BLOG: Introducing the New Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker