In Windows 10, there is a built-in Photos app which allows viewing images and performing basic editing. Its tile is pinned to the Start menu. Also, the app is associated with most image file formats out of the box. A new version of the app has reached the production branch, featuring integration with the timeline feature that lets you quickly scroll through your photos in chronological order, a refined user interface for the photo preview window, the ability to add an audio comment to your images, and tight integration with Paint 3D.
Windows 10 ships with a Photos app which replaced the Windows Photo Viewer and Photo Gallery. Photos offers very basic functionality to view images from the user's local drive or from the OneDrive cloud storage. Windows 10 includes this app instead of the good old Windows Photo Viewer from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The Photos app is set as the default image viewer app. The Photos app can be used to browse, share and edit your photos and your image collection. With recent updates, the app got a brand new feature "Story Remix" which allows applying a set of fancy 3D effects to your photos and videos. Also, the ability to trim and merge videos was added.
The Timeline bar will allow walking through your photos in chronological order using a new user interface with a scrollbar. By dragging the bar down, you will see images from a specific month and year.
Note: Windows Timeline is a different feature of Windows 10 version 1803 to restore previously run apps, tasks and documents. Don't confuse it with the Photos Timeline feature.
The Photos app is included with Windows 10 by default. It receives updates automatically. If you have removed it or would like to upgrade it manually, navigate to this page on the Microsoft Store.
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