There should be an image here!Windows Live Essentials includes several free programs, including Movie Maker. Movie Maker is video software that lets you easily turn your photos and videos into movies or slide shares that can be shared with others via the Web or on DVD.

Some of the specific features of Movie Maker include:

  • Built-in publishing so you can post your videos to YouTube or burn movies to DVDs
  • Editing tools so you can create polished movies with transitions, titles, captions, etc.
  • Audio editing to add background music to your movies
  • Photo effects so you can add zooming and panning effects to your photos

Although Movie Maker is part of Windows Live Essentials, you can download the program on its own, without the other essential programs. Keep in mind that you must be running Windows Vista or Windows 7 to install the program.

You can download Movie Maker here.

[Photo above by Joshua Rappeneker / CC BY-ND 2.0]

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