IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting pictures into your computer
Using your Pictures folder
Using Photo Gallery
Fixing your photos
Understanding picture types
In the computer world, the terms picture, photo, image, graphic image, and digital image all refer to the same thing — a still picture. Windows 8.1 offers lots of great tools for organizing, editing, printing, and e-mailing pictures.
Today's hard disks have room to store many thousands of photos. The Photo Gallery, an optional add-on for Windows, provides an easy way to organize and find photos based on keywords called tags. The Edit tab in Photo Gallery makes common tasks such as cropping and red-eye removal a breeze.
Much of this chapter focuses on Photo Gallery as the primary tool for managing photos. You can download Photo Gallery from
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery and click the Photo Gallery link to be taken to the page where you can download Photo Gallery.
You can acquire pictures to use in your computer in several ways. You can store pictures in any folder you like. If you don't have a preference, use the Pictures folder for your user account. You can always move or copy the pictures to another location later, should the need arise.
Before we tell you how to get pictures from a digital camera, you should understand that we're talking about the digital cameras that connect through a USB cable and appear ...