Monday, August 15, 2011

Microsoft Picture it...Oldie but goodie

Microsoft Picture It! is a discontinued photo editingapplication created by Microsoft. Version 1.0 was released in September 1996. 

Borrowing from the wizard user interfaceMicrosoft Publisher, Picture It! was geared to make digital imaging easy for consumers.

It was the first consumer imaging program to enable sprite creation, leveraging alpha masking


  • Picture It! 1.0 (1996)
  • Picture It! 2.0 and Picture It! 2.0 Express (part of Microsoft Plus! 98) (1998)
  • Picture It! 99 (3.0) (1999)
  • Picture It! 2000 (4.0) (2000)
  • Picture It! 2001 (5.0) - the last version to support Windows 95. (2001)
  • Picture It! 2002 (6.0) (2002)
  • Picture It! 7.0 and Digital Image Pro 7.0 (2003)
  • Picture It! Premium 9, Digital Image Pro 9 and Digital Image Suite 9 (2004)
  • Picture It! Premium 10, Digital Image Pro 10 and Digital Image Suite 10 (2005)
  • Digital Image 2006 and Digital Image 2006 Anniversary Edition (2006)


  • Picture It! Express - Scaled down edition of Picture It!
  • Picture It! Photo and Photo Premium - Picture It! editions with only photo editing features
  • Picture It! Publishing (Gold, Silver and Platinum editions) - Picture! It editions with photo editing and home publishing features
  • Picture It! Library - An image organizing application which later became Digital Image Library and eventually Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Microsoft Greetings (a scaled-down Picture It! based application with only greeting card templates)

What is Surrealist Photography?

Surreal photography, like surreal painting, depicts objects, people and landscapes in a non-rational or dream-like way. It is based on the 20th century philosophy of André Breton's 'La Révolution Surréaliste' written in 1924. Surrealism started in Paris but spread throughout Europe, the US and Japan. Surrealism was made popular through painting but there were also many artists who created surreal photographs to express their philosophy. Some of the best known surreal photographers include Marcel Mariën (Belgian), Maurice Tabard (French), Man Ray (American), Lee Miller (American), and Paul Nougé (Belgian).

Sunday, August 7, 2011

SimpleViewer 2.11 on Blogger


SimpleViewer is a free, customizable image gallery. It allows you to display your images on any web page in a professional and intuitive way.

SimpleViewer now supports Universal Playback and can be viewed on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android.