Photo Gallery Sidebar for metadata

#1
I really liked the Photo Gallery that came with Vista. Now that I'm on Windows 7, I see that that sidebar - where date taken, geo tags, and tags are displayed - is no longer available.



Is there any way to get this sidebar in Windows Photo Viewer that came with Windows 7, or Windows Live Photo Gallery that I downloaded and installed? It's a pretty handy tool for me, and is quite important.
 


#2
It looks like Windows Photo Viewer that came with Windows 7 , or Windows Live Photo Gallery don't have the feature I'm looking for. And what's even more, it skips video files in a folder when doing a slideshow. In Photo Gallery on Vista, videos played as well as displayed photos.

I'm loving Windows 7, but I really want those Photo Gallery features.

Anyone know how I can get that old version of Photo Gallery from Vista to Windows 7?
 


#3
I'm having the same problem! Where is the sidebar on Windows Photo Viewer? Why did they disable it? Having a sidebar with the pictures properties info was very very useful. I don't understand why it was removed. Please, does anyone know how to re-enable this sidebar?

Thanks.
 


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