Photo Gallery and Movie Maker apps, released as part of the new Windows Live ‘Wave 3’ family, the third generation of Microsoft’s online services, are the cloud-based apps that will take care of your email, photos and home movies in Windows 7 rather than use OS-resident software.
Windows Live Mail has been out for some time, of course, but now you can download the new Windows Live Photo Gallery app plus a beta of Windows Live Movie Maker.
Unlike pure cloud apps that live only online, each of these has a fully functional offline mode. However, they also have extensive hooks into an online equivalent.
Windows 7 is also expected to tap into the enhanced Windows Live SkyDrive online file storage service, which in Wave 3 sees its capacity boosted from 5GB to 25GB.