Chapter 3: The Windows 8.1 Photos App
In This Chapter
Taking a tour of the Metro Photos app
Adding photos in various ways
Pinning your photos
Windows 8.1’s Metro Photos app is meant to be a pleasing, full-screen 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 Metro Photo tools, and how to import images from your camera (or phone) with Photos.
Discovering What Metro 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 your computer or from your SkyDrive account
Help searching for a photo
A way to show your photos organized by date
The next section, “Touring Photos ...