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How to organise images in Windows

Add tags and organise images

Once you've taken some great shots, don't leave them languishing somewhere on your hard drive, never to be found again. We show you how to add tags and organise your images in Windows.

Step 5. Download and install Windows Live Essentials Photo Gallery. You’ll need to enter a Windows Live ID – registration is free if you don’t have one. The software then trawls through your hard drive and displays any images it finds. Click an image to view its tags.

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Step 6. To add a tag, click on a thumbnail and edit the information displayed on the right. Click underneath the title ‘Descriptive tags’, enter your chosen keyword(s) and hit return. Alternatively, you can add ‘People tags’ – the software counts the number of faces in the image and lets you assign each one a name.

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Step 7. You can also give each photo a caption and a star rating – click a photo, and adjust the metadata displayed on the righthand side of the window. To search for a set of tagged images, enter your keyword in the search box; to search for multiple tags you should separate each keyword with a forward slash (/).

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Step 8. Windows Live Essentials Photo Gallery also lets you make basic edits. Select an image and click Fix at the top of the window. Options are then available to adjust the image’s colour and exposure, to crop or straighten it, fix red-eye and add filters, or turn the photo black and white.

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