Something’s missing in Windows 7 Photo Import

Windows 7 has a very nice approach to importing images and video from a device yet it’s missing a rather critical feature … image preview!

Windows 7 Photo Import

I love that I can add a name (album) and tags, but without the image preview it’s impossible to know what the pictures are … making this pretty useless.  The picture highlighted was taken tonight and I am pretty sure is of my daughter, but of the 8 pics captured not all were good.  There’s no way to de-select the blurry ones or make sure you get the good ones.  Something to work on before release …

7 comments for “Something’s missing in Windows 7 Photo Import

  1. 1/13/2009 at 2:00 am

    I hadn't tried that yet, but I have noticed a couple of other little things missing from Vista (I know, who'd a thought anything would be missing from there…) that I like, such as image previews when you look at what's in the task bar (or whatever they're calling it now) or when you use Alt+Tab.

  2. 1/13/2009 at 2:08 am

    Not sure I follow on image previews … I see the windows in my taskbar as they are as well as via alt-tab and windows-tab. I have never spent much time in Vista so this is all pretty new to me …

  3. Jack
    1/27/2009 at 5:23 pm

    Which device were you importing from? Image previews show up fine for me with my Canon SD1100 IS.

  4. 1/27/2009 at 5:25 pm

    I can't remember the Canon that I have … but 12MP point and shoot

  5. bsr35802
    11/24/2009 at 3:36 pm

    Ignorance? Stupidity? who knows… wish I got to this sooner.

  6. bsr35802
    11/24/2009 at 8:36 pm

    Ignorance? Stupidity? who knows… wish I got to this sooner.

  7. Francesco
    2/3/2012 at 7:29 pm

    Try Smart Photo Import. It does everything what you need and more and the previews are just rocking.

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