About Picture Manager

With Microsoft Office Picture Manager you can manage, edit, share, and view your pictures from where you store them on your computer. The Locate Pictures feature helps you find your pictures with powerful search, and when you find them, Picture Manager can correct your pictures, if needed. Use the picture editing tools to crop, expand, or copy and paste. Sharing pictures is easier with Picture Manager: send pictures in e-mail messages or create a picture library on your corporate intranet (intranet: A network within an organization that uses Internet technologies (such as the HTTP or FTP protocol). By using hyperlinks, you can explore objects, documents, pages, and other destinations on the intranet.).

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Use Picture Manager

Microsoft Picture Manager is installed with all Office Suites and can be used on individual images.

Start Picture Manager from the Start menu

Use the following instructions to start Picture Manager.

  1. From the Start menu, select All Programs.
  2. Click to open the Microsoft Office folder.
  3. Click to open the Microsoft Office Tools folder.
  4. Click Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

Start Picture Manager from an image

Use the following instructions to start Picture Manager from an image on your computer.

  1. On your computer, locate the picture you want to work with.
  2. Right-click the picture.
  3. From the menu, select Open With, then click Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

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Manage your pictures

Instead of navigating between locations and long lists of folders, you can add shortcuts to the locations that contain your images. Picture Manager does not require you to create new categories or to import pictures. Once you add a shortcut, you work with pictures from that location as if you were working from the file system.

Create shortcuts to your pictures

You can create a shortcut to the folder that contains your pictures, or to each picture.

Create a shortcut to a folder

  1. Locate the folder that contains your pictures.
  2. Right-click the folder and select Create Shortcut.
  3. Drag the shortcut to your desktop.

Create a shortcut to a picture

  1. On your computer, locate a picture.
  2. Right-click the picture and select Create Shortcut.
  3. Drag the shortcut to your desktop.
  4. Right-click the shortcut, select Open With and then click Microsoft Office Picture Manager

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Edit your pictures

By using the Edit and Picture menues, you can change how your pictures look by adjusting the following settings:

  • Brightness and contrast
  • Color
  • Crop
  • Rotate and flip
  • Red-eye removal
  • Resize your picture

When you have finished editing, you can save the changes. Click Save to save your changes, or use Save As to create a new image, while keeping the original.

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Share your pictures

After you have finished editing your pictures, you may want to share them with your workgroup. You can send pictures in e-mail messages or create a shared picture library for a collaboration experience that features simplified administration and role-based permissioning, as well as a unique picture management model that enables users to download picture versions of any size or resolution, while efficiently storing the original pictures. When sharing pictures, keep in mind that you can compress them to a size that is most efficient for the way you intend to use the picture. Smaller file sizes display quicker on a Web page, take up less disk space, and, if you are sharing pictures by sending them in an e-mail message, they can be delivered faster

To learn more about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 picture libraries, see Create a picture library.

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Test your Picture Manager skills

Feeling like an expert already? Take a quiz to find out what you do know and how you can become more of a Picture Manager guru. Quiz: Picture Manager