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Download and install Windows Photo Gallery on Windows 10

How to install Windows Photo Gallery on Windows 10?

  1. Download Windows Essentials.
  2. Run the wlsetup-web file that you just downloaded to start the setup.
  3. Wait for the installation process to prepare.
  4. Select Choose the programs you want to install.
    • Make sure to only select Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.
  5. Click the Install button to start the installation.
  6. Wait for the applications to install.
  7. Once the setup is completed click the Close button.

Installing Windows Photo Gallery is pretty simple, and you can do it by following the steps below.


Once the setup is finished you can start Photo Gallery by double clicking its shortcut.

As soon as we started Photo Gallery we encountered an error message saying that Photo Gallery requires Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition in order to run.

Fortunately, you can download all the necessary components from here. After installing the necessary components you should be able to use Photo Gallery without any problems.


After you start the application you’ll see list of thumbnails from your Pictures folder, but you can easily add any other folder to Photo Gallery.


You can also double click the thumbnail to view an individual image. From here you tag people, add geotags, captions and descriptive tags.

In addition, you can choose between several colour and exposure presets, or you can fine tune all of these options manually.

After you’re done with changes, you can save the edited image as a copy and preserve the original image.


You can set your edited image as a desktop, or share it online on social media websites right from the Photo Gallery.


We have to mention that you can easily apply effects such as colour correction and exposure to multiple images simply by selecting them and clicking the desired effect.

Of course, if you aren’t satisfied with changes you can easily revert back to the original version.


In addition to adding effects, you can create panoramas, auto collage and photo fuse right from the application itself.


Photo Gallery isn’t working on Windows 10? Fix it in a few simple steps with this guide.

As you can see, Photo Gallery works on Windows 10 without any major problems.

The only issue that we had was the lack of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, but after installing the necessary tools the application worked without any problems.

Note: Do not forget that Windows Photo Gallery has been discontinued and Microsoft no longer offers support for it. If you have any issues with the app, you’ll have to solve them on your own.

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This concludes our article today. We hope that we managed to show you all the important information you needed.

Feel free to tell us in the comments below which photo editor you use and if Windows Photo Gallery still has a place on your computer in 2019 or not.

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This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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