I noticed that once again, Microsoft has improved this excellent light utility program until it's utterly useless to me. The current version is all about tagging friends for sites I don't use, viewing on devices I don't have, adding scrap-booking touches etc. I don't want any of that stuff - I just want a lightweight program I can use to straighten and crop photos precisely how I want them.
I know what you'll say: I can do both in Photo Gallery. But Gallery does it wrong, automatically cropping as it rotates - without regard to what subject detail it's discarding "for" me. And even then, its rotate range is too limited. I would often have to rotate to the maximum possible, save the changes, and do it again. That's a terrible design for a tool.
So what I want is to find an old copy of Windows Live Photo Editor and download it. I'm not seeing a way to do that yet. Every search I do for "editor" yields hits for "gallery" despite my efforts to skip that term. I'm going a little nuts over here. Can you help with this? Am I the only one who misses the smooth functionality of Live Photo Editor?