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  1. Ack! Sorry to hear about your computer troubles. That can be soo frustrating.

    You've made some interesting points about "Cry of the Werewolf". I've not seen this but I was glad to read your thoughts.

  2. Thanks for commiserating, Silver. The basic problem is the loss of Microsoft Picture Manager, which I guess was far too simple and intuitive to remain. In keeping with the long Microsoft tradition of always making things more cumbersome and less user-friendly, it's been supplanted by something called Photo Gallery — supplanted, but not replaced. I found another program almost as efficient as MPM, and that's the one I lost and can't remember the name of. If need be, I can always fire up the old computer and use Picture Manager there, but I'm hoping to avoid that. There's a reason I replaced that old computer.

  3. Thanks so much for your recent visit to my blog and for the great discussion about Robert Ryan in general and "The Iceman Cometh" in particular. I'm sure your friends enjoyed their dinner and a movie very much. I definitely need to see that movie!

    I am reading your comment back to SS, and you mentioned the loss of Picture Manager. I had no idea that was gone…it's what I use, and it works fine.

    I use an old form of both Word and Outlook. I bought the Microsoft Office upgrade, but I'm not in the mood to try and learn something new, so I remain with the old products.

  4. Hi, Patti, and thanks for dropping by! Yes, annoying as it sounds, Microsoft has discontinued Picture Manager with the Office 2013 package.

    The good news is that I finally remembered — or to put it more honestly, stumbled upon — the image-editing software that I lost with my recent trouble. It's called PhotoPad, and it's a free download available here from NCH Software. You might want to check it out. It takes a little getting used to, but it's a whole lot more user-friendly than Microsoft's new Photo Gallery, and it does everything Picture Manager could do, plus a lot more.

  5. Jim, thanks for the info about Photo Pad. For now, I'm keeping with the now-defunct Photo Manager. Until I break down and install the new Microsft Office package on my computer, I've still got that.

    Just this week, I got a new phone, and I am still in the process of learning its quirks. (I have joined the texting world!) I need to get one thing down pat before embarking on a new edition of Word, Outlook, and Photo Manager. (Old dogs CAN learn new tricks…it just takes them awhile to do so.)

    Happy 4th to you!