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. Finally, the Photos app has got the ability to tag people in photos stored in your collection.
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.
Starting in version 2018.18022.15810.0, the Photos app allows tagging people in your Photos. Here is how it can be done.
To tag people in Photos app in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open Photos. Its tile is pinned to the Start menu by default.
- Switch to the People tab.
- Read a short introduction to learn more about the feature.
- Click on the button "Start tagging".
- Click on a group of photos to see the option to add a name for a person at the top of the window. Choose a person from your address book or type a new name.
This improvement should be welcomed by users who use the Photos app to organize their photo collection.
Here are some useful tips for Photos users.
You can turn off Auto Enhance in the Photos app in Windows 10 to get a more natural look for your photos. The Photos app in Windows 10 enhances the appearance of your photos automatically by default. See
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The Live Tile feature is enabled by default for the Photos app. It is set to show your recent photos. You can change it to show a single select photo. Refer to this post:
Finally, it is possible to enable or disable the dark theme in the app.