Chapter 9: Capturing and Managing Your Digital Pictures and Videos
When viewing videos, Windows Photo Gallery displays the Controls toolbar in the
lower portion of the main window, as shown in Figure 9-11.
From left to right, the controls on the toolbar are:
Tracks the video timeline and the current frame position within the video. If you
click and drag the Current Frame button on the end of the timeline slider, you
can fast-forward or rewind through a video. If you click a specific part of the
timeline, you can go to that time in the video.
Plays the video. You can also play the video by pressing the H key.
Stops the video. You can also stop the video by pressing the Home key.
Moves to the previous video or picture. You can also view the previous video or
picture by pressing the left arrow key on your keyboard.
Play Slide Show
Plays a slide show of pictures. If you click this button when viewing videos, you’ll
see a warning dialog box specifying that you can play only picture slide shows.
Moves to the next picture or video. You can also view the next picture by press-
ing the right arrow key on your keyboard.
Deletes the selected video. You can also delete a video by pressing the Delete
key. Deleting a video will remove it from the gallery and your computer.
Building Your Photo and Video Gallery
As you’ve seen, Windows Photo Gallery handles most of the important organization
tasks for you, and this makes adding to your gallery easy. All you need to do is add
picture and video folders to monitor, or copy pictures and videos to folders that Win-
dows Photo Gallery already monitors. You can also get pictures and videos from cam-
eras. Using the built-in print, email, and burn features, getting your media out of your
gallery is just as easy. You can print copies of your pictures and videos, save copies of
your media to data CDs and DVDs, and email pictures and videos to friends.
Figure 9-11. Controls for videos