The Photos app for Windows 11 has an updated editor
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The Photos app for Windows 11 has an updated editor

A few days ago, Microsoft released an update for the Photos app in Windows 11 that offers users a significantly redesigned image editor. This update can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store by users of stable versions of Windows 11.

Image source: XDA-Developers

Image source: XDA-Developers

At the time of the announcement of the updated Photos app for Windows 11, the image editing functions were practically identical to the version of the software for Windows 10. Microsoft is now introducing a largely redesigned user interface with a number of innovations in terms of available functions.

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You can notice the new features immediately after clicking the “Change picture” button. For example, the cropping tool is now shown below the image and not to the side of it as before. In addition, you can now flip the image not only horizontally, but also vertically. The crop tool has also been improved, it now allows you to instantly choose landscape or portrait when setting the aspect ratio. When selecting the cropping area, the user can now see what resolution the image will be after applying the changes.

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When editing images with a transparent background, users see a standard checkered background. All elements of the “Adjustments” tab are now moved to the side area. This means that the user no longer has to interact with additional menus to access some of the correction tools. There are additional filters, but the point correction and red-eye removal tools are gone from the application. Perhaps Microsoft will fix this bug in the future.

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The picture drawing tool is now on the Layout tab. Drawing used to be a separate mode and the user had to first save the changes previously made in order to start drawing. Now it’s easier to draw something on the pictures.

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