Chapter 3

Zooming the Photos App and Beyond

In This Chapter

arrow Taking a tour of the Photos app

arrow Adding photos in various ways

arrow Using albums

arrow Working with photos online

Windows 10’s Photos app is meant to be a pleasing, easy way to look at your picture collection, coupled with some easy-to-use photo-editing capabilities. If your expectations go a little bit outside that box, you’re going to be very disappointed.

In this chapter, you find an introduction to what Photos can and can’t do. A quick tour shows you how to navigate around the Photos app. Then I explain how to edit with the simple but surprisingly powerful Photo tools and how to import images from your camera (or phone) with Photos. And I show you how to organize pics in your very own Albums.

Finally, if the Photos app doesn’t do what you want — and unless your needs are very modest, it won’t — I talk about the many photo storage and management apps available on the Internet. You may be surprised how much photo moxie is available, free, in the cloud.

Discovering What Windows Photos App Can Do

Photos has a very simple layout ...

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