What is Photo Gallery?

Photo Gallery is a photo organizer that you can use to view, manage, share, and edit digital photos and videos.

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Getting started with Photo Gallery

Explore and download Photo Gallery here.

Once Photo Gallery is installed, sign in with your Microsoft account. All of the photos in the Pictures folder on your drive appear in Photo Gallery. Other ways to see your photos in Photo Gallery include:

  • Importing them

  • Copying them from a DVD or external drive to your Pictures folder

  • Adding folders to your Pictures library

Here are some of the things you can do with your photos in Photo Gallery:

  • Quickly find your photos and videos. See all of your photos in one place. You can view them by name, date, tag, and other details.

  • Edit and enhance your photos. Combine your photos into panoramic views, add captions, and edit photos.

  • Import, view, and manage video files. Import video files from digital video cameras, CDs and DVDs, and from existing locations on your drive.

  • Get creative with photos and videos. Make stunning panoramas from collections of photos, use Photo Fuse to improve group photos, and make movies and slide shows from still photos and videos.

  • Share your photos and videos. Publish your photos on OneDrive, create online slide shows, email your photos and videos to your friends, and post to websites.

General keyboard shortcuts

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Print

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Select all

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Copy

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Paste

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Delete

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Zoom in

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Plus Sign (+)

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Zoom out

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Minus Sign (-)

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Show or hide file details in the gallery

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Refresh

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Play video

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Pause video

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View slide show

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Show or hide the ribbon

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Show or hide ribbon keytips

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Show or hide ribbon shortcuts

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Show or hide file details in the gallery

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View file properties

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Get Help for Photo Gallery

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Editing keyboard shortcuts

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Rotate a photo or video left 90 degrees

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Rotate a photo or video right 90 degrees

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View actual size in preview

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Pan left in preview

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Pan right in preview

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Show or hide the Fine tune pane in preview

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Expand or collapse Adjust exposure in the Fine tune pane

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Expand or collapse Adjust color in the Fine tune pane

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Expand or collapse Straighten photo in the Fine tune pane

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Expand or collapse Adjust detail in the Fine tune pane

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Undo

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Redo

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Revert to original

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Close preview mode

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Organization keyboard shortcuts

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Search photos and videos in the gallery

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Add a descriptive tag

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Add a people tag

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Add a Geotag

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Add a caption

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Add or remove a flag

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Show or hide the Tag and caption pane

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Set rating to 0 stars

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Set rating to 5 stars

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Rename a photo or video

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Confirm a batch people tag suggestion

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Ignore a batch people tag suggestion

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Assign a new name to a batch people tag suggestion

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Remove a batch people tag suggestion

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Close batch people tag mode

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