One of the easiest ways to share your photos is through Windows Live Photo Gallery. Not only can you upload up to 500 photos in 30 days, but you can also edit them. In the following article, I’ll show you how to upload and share your photos using Windows Live Photo Gallery.

There are two ways that you can use Windows Live Photo Gallery. You can use the online version or you can download it to your computer as part of the Windows Live essentials. Here’s where you can download and install Windows Life Photo Gallery.

Note: for the purposes of this article, I’ll be using Windows Live Photo Gallery online.

Import your Photos

First, you need to import your photos. Assuming you are importing from a digital camera, plug your camera into your computer and turn the camera on. From the window that appears, click Import pictures and videos using Windows (this assumes you are running Windows 7). Windows automatically copies the photos to your computer and places them in the My Pictures folder. With the photos now imported, you’re ready to upload and share them.

Create your Photo Album and Upload Photos

Your next step is to create a photo album in Windows Live Photo Gallery. To start using Windows Live Photo Gallery, you need to sign into Windows Live. Type in your email address/password and click Sign in.

Note: If you don’t have a Windows Live ID, click the Sign Up button. You can sign up with any existing email address.

Once you’re signed-in, click Photos, and then click Create album. In the Name box, type the name of your album.

You can now set the permissions on the photo album. By default, everyone has access to your album. To specify other permissions, click Change. You can choose to share them just with the friends in your Windows Live network, select specific people, or keep them for yourself. If you change your mind later about whom to share an album with, you can easily edit these permissions on your album’s page. Click Next.

Now you can add photos to your album. To browse for a picture on your computer, click Select Photos from your computer. Alternatively, you can also drag a photo from your computer and drop it into the Drop photos here box.

Once you’re done adding photos to your album, click Continue and your album is ready to share.