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 looking their best.

Edit a photo

With the Photos app, you can easily crop, rotate, add a filter, and automatically enhance your photos.

In the search box on the taskbar, enter photos. From the list, select Photos. Then select the photo you’d like to change.

  1. Begin by selecting Edit & Create at the top of your screen.

  2. Select Edit, and then select either Crop & rotate, Filters, or Adjustments.

  3. Use these features to tweak light, color, clarity, and remove red eyes.

Photos app choices for editing

Tip: To make minor changes or touch up blemishes, select Edit & Create > Edit > Adjustments. Then choose Red eye or Spot fix.

For more creative options, select Edit & Create, and then select Add 3D effects or Edit with Paint 3D.

Get creative with 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 the photo or video you'd like to enhance.

  1. Select Edit & Create from the top of your screen.

  2. Select Draw   and then, from the toolbar, select one of three drawing tools.

  3. Select your chosen tool a second time to see options for color and size.

  4. Go ahead and draw right on your image, and no worries if you mess up—you can always erase markings you don't like with the Eraser  tool. Or, clear your whole drawing by selecting Eraser at the top of the photo, then Erase all ink.

Drawing options in Microsoft Photos app

For more creative options, select Edit & Create, and then select Add 3D effects or Edit with Paint 3D.

Share your creations

Once you're happy with your drawing, share it! To share a still of your new image or an animated playback of your drawing, with your creation open, select Share .

For more info on videos, see Create videos.

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