Chapter 3: The Windows 8 Photos App
In This Chapter
Taking a tour of the tiled Photos app
Adding photos in various ways
Pinning your photos
Windows 8’s tiled Photos app is meant to be a pleasing, full-screen way to look at your picture collection. 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 connect Photos to other photo-friendly locales on the web, such as Facebook and Flickr, and how to import images from your camera (or phone) with Photos.
Discovering What Windows 8’s Photos App Can Do
Photos has a very simple layout for viewing your photos. Here’s what you get:
A central place to view photos from several sources — your computer, your SkyDrive account, Facebook, and Flickr — that keeps each photo source separate
Help searching for a photo
A way to show your photos organized ...