5 Cool Things That You Can Do With Windows 10 Photos App


The Photos app in Windows 10 has some useful features besides being an image viewer.

Here are 5 useful things that you can do with it:

Change the date and time of photos: You can change the timestamp of the photo. To do that, open the photo and right-click, then select File info.

changing file information of photos in Windows 10 Photos app

The date will be listed along with the time and can be edited if there aren’t multiple copies or duplicates for that photo. To change them, click on the date and time drop-down and set a different one.

choosing a different date and time for the photo in Windows 10 Photos app

selecting date and time that is to be set for the photo in Windows 10 Photos app

Click on the tick mark to save these changes. (This will still preserve all the Exif data, if you want to remove them too then use an Exif tool.)

Favorites: If you have various photo albums and like specific photos from each of them, you can then set these as favorites. For that, open them and click the favorite icon at the top.

adding photos as favorites in Windows 10 Photos app

These photos that are marked as favorites will also now be viewable from a Favorites folder rather than having to open the corresponding albums that they are in.

Favorites folder containing various photos in Windows 10 Photos app

Set as Photos tile background: You can even change the Photos tile background to a specific photo.

Windows 10 Photos app tile

Open the photo and right-click on it. Then choose Set as > Set as app tile.

choosing a picture as Windows 10 Photos app tile background

photos can be set as lock screen, background or Windows 10 Photos app tile background

Other than that, it can also be set as a lock screen or background photo.

specific photo set as Windows 10 Photos app tile background

Add filters: Photos app has a cool photo editor with which you can add filters, add custom text and other effects. To access it, open the photo to be edited and click on Edit & Create menu at the top.

accessing editing options in Windows 10 Photos app

Here is how to add filters and various effects.

choosing filters for photos in Windows 10 Photos app

crop and rotate photos in Windows 10 Photos app

change effects for photos in Windows 10 Photos app

You can even use the Paint3D app to edit it besides the built-in editor.

Create videos from photos: You can also make some cool videos from a bunch of photos directly from the Photos app. Choose Video Projects and name it to get started.

adding a video project in Windows 10 Photos app

Then add the relevant photos and even video clips to create a video.

creating a blank video project from a group of photos and videos in Windows 10 Photos app

You can also add music to it. Here is how to do it step by step.

All done.

Happy viewing and editing.


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