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Microsoft and Google are battling it out. Free software is one area of the battle ground and it is a boon for the average computer user. Check out these two competing free programs that can edit, organize, and tag your entire photo collection. They are both awesome!

If you have a digital camera, you won't want to miss the two competing photo programs from Microsoft and Google.

Microsoft offers the fee Live Photo Gallery.
Google has a comparable free program called Picasa.

Both are similar and you may want to try them both. They do everything from helping your transfer your photos from your camera or memory card to organizing them to making them look good. The editing and organizational tools in these programs are extensive. You can crop, rotate, adjust brightness, adjust color, and fix red eye. You can turn your color photos into black-and-white or sepia. You can tag the photos with names, places, or any identification of your choosing. You can even let the computer perform face identification to find every picture of your spouse, child, or friend. NOTE: Live Photo Gallery is available only for Windows Vista and Windows 7, so if you are using Windows XP, you will want to go for Picasa.

Links:  Picasa Live Photo Gallery