Beginner’s Visual Guide to Windows Live Writer Photo Album Styles

Last time, I blogged about the Windows Live Writer photo effects. Windows Live Writer is one of the great programs that comes with Windows Live Essentials. Here’s something else you can do with photos in Windows Live Writer, make different styles of albums:

On the top menu of Windows Live Writer select Insert/Photo Album/From Files/Add Photos then hold down the control key while you select the photos you want. After you have chosen your photos, hit “Insert” on the bottom right corner. Your photo album will show up in the Spread position, which is apparently the default.

But, when you click on your album, a side bar of options will show up on the left. You can choose your album style, there. I’m going to show you the five different options that Windows Live Writer gives to show your album in your blog. Clicking on each of these will open the full album. These options are just to show a sample of the pictures in your album.

Each of the Album Styles are shown on the left, and the name of that option is shown on the right:



Grid Left

Grid Right


You can click Scatter over and over until you like how it looks



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7 responses to “Beginner’s Visual Guide to Windows Live Writer Photo Album Styles

  1. ♨ gRaNt

    I love the writer as well, I have been using it for ages, did not realise you could do this with photos. Is this just new with this latest update?I have learnt something new today as well.

  2. X-Evolutionist

    @Grant: I\’m not sure if it is new, or not. I only recently learned how to use it for photo albums.

  3. Jen

    Lots of people put their blog photos up like this, X; if the viewer clicks "View Full Album", depending on your settings as to who can view your photo albums, the person will be taken to see your album as it\’s meant to be viewed. These "scattered" pictures look fine. Most people choose to upload them to their blogs in this way so that they can\’t be messed about with by anyone and spoil your blog. All looks well. I came here from ATL after reading your post there. I\’m perfectly sure you haven\’t done anything wrong here.

  4. X-Evolutionist

    @Jen: Thanks, it just looks too crowded to me with them all stacked on top of each other. I wanted to give the albums more elbow room.

  5. Jen

    Run the cursor down two or three times between each set of pictures, if that\’s what you mean? That\’ll space \’em out!

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