In June, Microsoft is going to release a Public Beta of Windows Live Essentials 2011 (Wave 4). Are you wondering what’s new? Read on.
Windows Live Photo Gallery will add Multitouch support on all devices running Windows 7. Furthermore, you don’t have to import photos and videos manually anymore — Windows 7 Libraries are fully supported.
When you know Office, you will feel comfortable with the user interface of Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, as they are using the same Ribbon technics. Photo Gallery can filter your images according to various criteria, like faces, names, or tags. Photo Gallery now includes a new face recognition system.
The Photo Fuse feature helps you to merge multiple images. Retouch and Batch Auto Adjust are two additional new features in Photo Gallery 2011. With Retouch you can make small adjustments and changes to photos, while Batch Auto Adjust helps you to enhance multiple images automatically, like adjusting their sharpness and color balance.
Movie Maker brings you a new feature called AutoMovie Themes. You can use it to add titles or sound tracks into videos or slideshows. Microsoft paid attention to make this feature as easy as possible to use, while retaining high-quality results.
Viewing and handling e-mail the way you want it is the central task for Windows Live Mail. With efficient inbox management tools, you can sort and mark messages in order to find them later on. Slim Cal lets you check your calendar without having to leave the Inbox mode.
Windows Live Sync gets better by taking advantage of the Live Framework Runtime. You can synchronize documents and folders on multiple computers. For syncing application settings across your computers, there is Program Settings Sync, enabling to you use the same custom program preferences on all devices you use.
Another new feature is the Remote Desktop functionality. When you do not turn off a Web-connected computer running Windows Live Essentials, you can access it over the Web via devices.live.com.