10. Windows Imaging Tools

Image Manipulation in Windows 7

From the earliest versions of Microsoft Windows, there have been tools that helped you manage images on your PC. In the early days, when the technology we enjoy today was not as readily available, these programs were limited to creating a picture on your computer screen and printing it out—very limited, but then again, so was the hardware.

Witness the leap from Windows Vista, just barely two years old, and you can see that Microsoft has further refined the tools built in to Windows 7 to handle this massive influx of digital content. In this chapter, we discuss the ways to get digital images into your computer, how to touch them up so they appear their best, and how to share these pictures ...

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