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Windows 10 Tip: How to edit holiday photos with the Microsoft Photos app

Written By published December 19, 2016

We’ve showed you how to draw on your memories with the Photos app update – today, we’re going to show you all the ways you can use the app to edit your holiday photos!

Editing your images has never been easier

Windows 10 Tip: How to edit holiday photos with the Photos app

In the first version of the new Edit experience, we introduced a new simple way of enhancing and adjusting your pictures with new filters and smart sliders. Just launch Edit from the full screen viewer to get started. With the new editor, you can also easily crop, rotate and enhance your images. If you want to add a filter as well, go ahead and select one from the new set of beautiful-looking filters. We also added the possibility for you to further adjust the enhance and filter strengths. For more adjustments, try out the smart Light, Color and Warmth sliders that will guarantee great result.

To give you even better control, we are adding several more sliders in the Adjust tab. Just click on Light and Color to expand and you will get more sliders for that granular control of contrast, exposure, shadows, highlight and tint to make your pictures shine the exact way you want them to. Soon to come in a Photos app update.

Add a personal touch to your memories with animated ink

Windows 10 Tip: How to edit holiday photos with the Photos app

Did you know that you can ink on both photos and videos using pen, mouse and touch? The ink will animate back to you in the way you drew it. It even works to ink on videos during playback.

Inking is a perfect way to express yourself or to highlight special parts of your photos and videos, maybe during a live presentation or by simply sharing your ink creations with your family and friends.

To start inking, use your pen directly in the full screen viewer or tap the Draw icon. Then let your creativity flow. The ink creations will animate by themselves!

Share your holiday memories with friends and family

Windows 10 Tip: How to edit holiday photos with the Photos app

Now that you’ve enhanced your photos with the new Edit experience and gotten creative with inking, share your masterpieces with friends and family right from the Photos app.  You can Copy your files to paste elsewhere, or click Share and select an app.

Have a great week!