The Photos app in Windows 10 gathers photos from your PC, phone, and other devices, and puts them in one place, where you can more easily find what you’re looking for.
Select the Start button, and then select Photos to get started.
Browse your collection by date, album, or folder. Or search to find a specific person, place, or thing. The app recognizes faces and objects in images and adds tags to help you find what you need without endless scrolling. For example, try searching for “beach” or “dog,” or select a face shown in the search pane to see all photos containing that person.
One of the simplest ways to copy all your photos and videos to one place in the Photos app is to set up automatic upload to OneDrive from your mobile device.
Install the OneDrive app on your iOS or Android device, and turn on Camera Upload in the settings. The latest photos and videos that you take will automatically start uploading. Once uploaded, they’ll automatically appear in the Photos app on your PC.
You can import photos and videos you have stored on a camera’s SD card, a USB drive, or on another device.
Use a USB cable to connect your device to the PC.
Select the Start button, then select Photos.
Select Import and follow the instructions. The app automatically selects items you haven't imported before, or you can choose what to import.
Note: If you’re using an Android phone and Import isn’t working, you might need to change your phone’s USB setting to allow it to transfer photos.
Help the app find more photos
The Photos app automatically displays the photos and videos in the Pictures folder on your PC and OneDrive. Here’s how to add more source folders to the Pictures folder.
In Photos app, select More … > Settings.
Under Sources, select Add a folder .
Browse to a folder on your PC, an external drive, or a network drive connected to your PC, and then select Add this folder to Pictures. Subfolders of the folders you add will be included, too.
Article ID: 17194 - Last Review: Nov 17, 2017 - Revision: 28