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Edit Photos With Windows 8.1 Photos App

Monday, May 5th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Photo Editing, Windows 8
 
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When I introduced you to the Windows 8.1 Photos app in a previous article, I promised I’d show you more about the app’s simple edit functions later. If you need a basic tour of the app, read that previous article. Once you feel comfortable in photos, open up a picture and we’ll check out your editing options.  The features are nothing fancy, this is more along the lines of the features of an app like Instagram than a full-featured program like Photoshop. 

Let’s start with this photo of my bat doll visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. (It’s a long story)  To pull up the edit options, either swipe up from the bottom of the photo or click at the bottom to pull up the menu.

In the lower-right corner, you’ll see basic options like Rotate, Crop and Edit.

Rotate will allow you to rotate the photo.

Crop allows you to customize the crop by dragging the grid or to pick from a list of sizes and shapes.

Choosing the Edit button allows you to get a little more creative.

On the left, you’ll see a menu of edit options.

We’ll start with the Auto Fix option.

Much like the filter function in Instagram and other photo apps, this allows you to make some automatic adjustments with just a click or tap. On the right, you’ll see a preview of what the image will look like with the filter applied. Tap or click the square with the effect you’d like to apply. For example, I chose the black and white effect here and the photo is now in black and white.

Now you have even more options to retouch your photos that I will cover in part two of this article. For now, play around with what you’ve learned so far.

~ Cynthia

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