Take photos with a PC
Store photos on SkyDrive
Share and print photos
There are lots of ways to see your photos in Windows 8.1. The way you view and edit photos is the same in several apps, so you can use the app that is most convenient for you. You can also see more of your favorite photos when you use them on your lock screen and in the Photos tile.
These apps are great for looking at your photos. Photos are displayed full screen, and you can quickly switch between editing and viewing. Open these apps by tapping or clicking their tiles on the Start screen or by searching and then opening the app.
You can use this app to view photos that are in your Pictures library and on your SkyDrive. If you want to switch between your SkyDrive folders and your Pictures library folders, tap or click the toggle in the upper-left corner.
If you have photos on your camera or phone, you can import them using this app.
You can use this app to view photos that are on your SkyDrive and in your Pictures library. If you want to switch between your SkyDrive folders and your Pictures library folders, tap or click the toggle in the upper-left corner.
If you automatically upload photos you take with the Camera app to SkyDrive, you'll find them in the Camera roll folder.
You can see photos you’ve taken with the Camera app in the camera roll. Swipe up from the bottom edge or right-click to see the app commands, and then tap or click Camera roll.
The Photos app shows photos in the Pictures library on your PC. This is primarily your Pictures folder, but can also include external drives, shared network folders, and other folders on your PC. If you’d like to see photos from other folders, move them to the Pictures folder or add them to your Pictures library. To learn how, see Libraries: How to add or remove a folder.
Your camera roll only appears on SkyDrive if you automatically upload photos or videos. For more info,see Store photos on SkyDrive.
Add a personal touch to your PC by using your favorite photos as your lock screen, the Photos tile, and the picture you draw on to sign in.
You can set the lock screen and Photos tile when you’re viewing a photo in the Photos app. Swipe up from the bottom edge or right-click to see the app commands, and then tap or click Set as.
You can change your picture password and lock screen from PC settings. To learn how, see Personalize your PC.
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