Photos

Windows 8, Windows RT

Screen shot of edit tab in Photo Gallery

Edit your photos

Taking great photos can be a challenge. Every camera is a little different, and lighting and other conditions can vary widely. Windows and photo editing apps can help.

Get photo editing apps

Visit the Windows Store to find apps that will help you adjust brightness, contrast, sharpness, and other elements of your photos.

Get Photo Gallery

If you use Windows 8, you can use Photo Gallery (it's free) to edit your photos. Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, open the Search charm, enter Photo Gallery, and then tap or click Photo Gallery. You can also pin Photo Gallery to Start if you plan on using it a lot.

Note

Here are some Photo Gallery tips:

  • Adjust in one click. You can save time by making a bunch of adjustments in one fell swoop. Just select the photo or photos you want, and on the Edit tab, tap or click Auto adjust. Photo Gallery automatically sets the exposure, color, noise reduction, and other settings.

    Make photos look great with one click
  • Do it yourself. If you want more control, you can edit photos yourself. Here's how:

    1. Double-tap or double-click the photo that you want to edit.

    2. On the Edit tab, tap or click Fine tune.

    3. Choose the adjustment you'd like to make, and then move the slider until you see the result you want.

    4. When you're done editing your photo, tap or click Close file and the changes you made will be automatically saved.

    Photo Gallery saves a copy of the original file so you can get it back if you ever decide you don't want your edits.

    Fine tune your photos to make adjustments yourself
See more

See how to browse or search the Windows Store for more photo apps.

Make the most of your photos with Photo Gallery and Windows 8.

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