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.

Photo being enhanced

If the Enhance

Enhance icon
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
Enhance icon

Edit a photo

Image of editing a photo in the Photos app

Select Edit , and then make your own basic fixes like cropping and straightening, or go to town with filters, color, light, and other effects. For example, choose Effects > Selective focus to blur the background and zero in on the most memorable part.

Use the buttons at the top to undo, redo, save your changes, —or cancel them all. To compare the edited image to the original, select Compare.

Edit a video

Cut to the chase——or any other part of your video—with the 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 as. 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. Right-click it (or press and hold) and select from the available options.

    • Save a photo from a living image or video. Move the colored dot until you find the frame you want to save.

    • Create or edit a 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.

  3. Select Save .


Article ID: 27916 - Last Review: Sep 7, 2016 - Revision: 6