Chapter 3: The Windows 8 Photos App

In This Chapter

arrow.png Taking a tour of the tiled Photos app

arrow.png Adding photos in various ways

arrow.png 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:

check.png A central place to view photos from several sources — your computer, your SkyDrive account, Facebook, and Flickr — that keeps each photo source separate

check.png Help searching for a photo

A way to show your photos organized ...

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