Choosing images for your collage is an important part of using AutoCollage. There are two different
ways to select images for AutoCollage: the Image Browser, and Windows Live Photo Gallery. This section discusses how to use the Image Browser.
For more information on using Windows Live Photo Gallery to choose images,
see Using AutoCollage with Windows Live Photo Gallery.
The AutoCollage Image Browser feature lets you select a folder and review pictures before building a collage.
The image browser consists of two parts: a small
Image Browser pane in the lower right corner
where you can choose a folder to browse, and the main
Image Preview pane in the left side of the
application which displays images from the selected folder.
Using the Image Preview Pane
Once images start loading in the image preview pane, you can interact with them in several ways.
- Placing the mouse cursor over an image will show you the image's file name.
- Clicking on an image will zoom it to 200%. Clicking again or moving the mouse off
the fully zoomed image will return it to normal size.
- If the folder has many pictures, some will be buried beneath others. Use the mouse
scroll wheel or the F7 and F8 keys to sift forwards and backwards twenty images at a time.
Once you've selected Create, you won't be able to sift collages in the Image
Preview pane until the collage is completed.
See also: Image Requirements for AutoCollage,
Using AutoCollage with Windows Live Photo Gallery