UPDATED: Windows LIVE MOVIE MAKER 2012 is Released

You can now download the new LIVE tools including Movie Maker and Photo Gallery from download.live.com .

My comments are roughly those of Wikipedia’s sooooo here they are:

Microsoft released Windows Essentials 2012 on August 7, 2012 for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.[13] Windows Essentials 2012 included for the first time the SkyDrive for Windows application, but also dropped the inclusion of programs such as Windows Live Mesh, Windows Live Messenger Companion and Bing Bar. Windows Live Family Safety is also installed for Windows 7 users only, as Windows 8 has built-in family safety functionalities.[12] Further, Windows Essentials 2012 also dropped the “Windows Live” branding from the installer itself, as well as from programs such as Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, which have been branded Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker respectively. These two programs have also received several updates and enhancements since their 2011 release, including video stabilization, waveform visualizations, new narration tracks, audio emphasizing, default save as H.264 format, and enhanced text effects for Movie Maker; as well as AutoCollage integration and addition of Vimeo as a publishing partner for Photo Gallery. No significant changes or re-branding were made in this release for other programs such as Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, and Windows Live Writer


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