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Images: Microsoft makes blogging easy

Microsoft's beta version of Windows Live Writer aims to take some of the pain out of writing blogs.
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WYSIWYG

Microsoft uses WYSIWYG to describe its Windows Live Writer beta blogging tool. Microsoft says the image on your screen will look exactly like the published version.

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Photo editing

Windows Live Writer tries to take the mystery out of photo editing. You can insert a photo by cutting and pasting or using "Insert Picture" dialogue. After it appears in the blog, you can adjust the dimensions or apply special effects.

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Maps

You can add maps to your blogs in much the same way as photos. Plus, you can change the view or add pushpins to highlight your map.

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Writer SDK

The Windows Live Writer SDK lets you add embedded audio or video players, images from online photo publishing sites and links from e-commerce sites.

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Compatibility

Windows Live Writer will work with services such as Windows Live Spaces, Blogger, LiveJournal and more.

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