Enhance or edit photos

Whether you're the hands-on type or like improvements that work automagically, the Photos app in Windows 10 gives you all kinds of options for getting your photos and videos to look their best.

The Photos app is your in-house expert, constantly analyzing your photos to see if there’s any room for improvement. To make your photos the best they can be, it tweaks things like color, contrast, brightness, red eyes—it can even straighten a slanted horizon for you.

If the Enhance

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button appears selected when you're viewing a photo, it means we made an automatic adjustment for you. Changes aren’t saved to your original files—switch enhancements on or off anytime by selecting Enhance
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Edit a photo

Image of editing a photo in the Microsoft Photos app

Select Edit , and then make your own basic fixes, enhance your shot, or go to town with filters. For more pro controls, select Adjust and tweak things like light and warmth.

Draw on your photos and videos

Sometimes, there’s more to the story than what pictures and videos can convey on their own. Add a personal touch to your favorite moments by drawing on your photos and videos.

Photo being drawn on in Microsoft Photos app

To get started, open a photo or video from your collection, then select Draw . Then, choose your favorite pen from the Windows Ink toolbar, select a color and size option, and draw right on your shot!

Drawing options in Microsoft Photos app

You can always erase markings you don’t like with the eraser tool, or clear your whole drawing by selecting Eraser > Erase all ink.

Share your animated ink

Once you’re happy with your work of art, share it! To share a still of your new image or an animated playback of your drawing, select Share > Share as photo or Share as video. Once the ink dries, post your new creation on Facebook, send it over email, or even text it.

Edit a video

Cut to the chase——or any other part of your video—with the Trim Trim controls in Photos. Then share the director's cut with your friends.

  1. In Collection view, click or tap a video to view it, then select Trim .

  2. Move the white dots at the beginning and end of the video to the new start and end points you want.

  3. Select Play to test out your changes. (The blue dot shows where the video will start playing. You can move that around too.)

  4. When you’re happy with your edits, select Save a copy. Your video will be saved as a new video. The original is still available, too.

Try playing with slo-mo, or saving a photo from the action.

  1. Click or tap a video or living image to view it.

  2. Open More and select from the available options.

    • Save photos from video. Move the colored dot until you find the frame you want to save. Then, select Save a photo.

    • Create slow-motion video. Move the colored dot to select where you want to slow down the action, and then move the slider with the turtle icon to change the speed. Then, select Save .


Article ID: 27916 - Last Review: 6 Dec 2016 - Revision: 17