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. You may want to disable this feature.
To turn off auto enhance in the Photos app in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open Photos. Its tile is pinned to the Start menu by default.
- Click the three dots menu button in the top right corner:
- Click on the Settings menu item.
- Settings will be opened. Go to 'Viewing and editing' and disable the option Automatically enhance my photos.
This will turn off Auto Enhance in Photos app in Windows 10 and stop it from automatically enhancing your images.
Automatic enhancements made by Photos are not saved in the file, i.e. it doesn't modify your image files. Instead, it applies them dynamically to your pictures to improve them. The app adjusts colors, contrast, removes the "red-eye" effect, changes lighting and has some other image adjustments. So, if you think that your photos do not look better after these changes or if you want to browse your original images as they are, then it is better to turn off this option.
You can compare how your photos look with this feature enabled and how they look without it. Some users prefer when their images are enhanced automatically by the Photos app, while others do not like the changes the app applies to the pictures. Thanks to the option, you can enable the desired mode which fits your preferences.
Windows 10 comes with the Photos app by default. It is a Universal app which is set as the default image viewer app. Photos can be used to browse, share and edit your photos and your image collection. If you are not happy with Photos, see how to restore the classic Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10.