Last evenening I was  looking for a solution to share photos free of charge with my friends. In the results list of the search engine I came across an interesting result called "Microsoft offers free photo-sharing tool". Curious as I am I clicked on the link and came across "Microsoft Codenname Max".

"Max" is a sample application to demonstrate our next-generation presentation engine that will be delivered as part of Windows Vista but will also become available for Windows XP. This next-generation technology - called WinFX - is built into "Max" and allows you to create stunning visualizations of your pictures, and share and update them with your friends and family automatically.

The application is available as free download from our website. Before downloading please bear in mind that this application is based on a Beta Version of WinFX. Also, the download is pretty big (54MB). Before installing it, it is recommended that you back-up your PC. You find all the information about what you need to know before installation on the download page of "Max".