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Viewing Pictures and Video in Windows 8.1

Editing a picture

You can do some simple editing in the Photos app. You can use an automated “Auto Fix” option to let the Photos app fix the image for you. There are thumbnails available to preview what the fix will look like after you apply it. You’ll see the Auto Fix option in step 4 here although you won’t apply it.

You can also manually apply basic fixes such as rotating, cropping, removing red-eye, and retouching the image; and you can manually manage light, color, and effects. There isn’t enough room here to detail each of these options, but you will learn how to apply Light settings, including Brightness, Contrast, Highlights, and Shadows. You’ll apply the same techniques to use other editing features.

Edit a picture

  1. Using any method outlined thus far, open the picture to edit in full-screen mode.

  2. Right-click the screen.

  3. Click Edit.

  4. Click Light.

  5. Note the four options: Brightness, Contrast, Highlights, and Shadows. Click one.

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  6. Use the wheel to improve the picture as desired.

  7. Right-click.

  8. Click one of these options:

    1. Save A Copy.

    2. Update Original.

    3. Cancel.

    4. Undo (not shown).

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