Edit Photos on Windows 10/11: A Guide to Using Microsoft Photos and Paint 3D

If you're a Windows user, chances are you've wondered how to edit photos on your Windows 10 or 11. Well, you're in luck! Microsoft offers some great image editing apps that come pre-installed on your Windows device. In this article, we'll explore how to edit photos using Microsoft Photos and Paint 3D. Let's dive in!

Edit Photos on Windows 10/11 With Microsoft Photos

Microsoft recently released a revamped version of the Microsoft Photos app that perfectly matches the all-new Windows 11 UI. To get the newer version of the Photos app on Windows 11, simply check for updates in the Microsoft Store. If you're using the old version of the Photos app on Windows 10, don't worry, the editing experience is quite similar.

Once you have the new Microsoft Photos app, you can begin editing your photos. Simply open the app and click on the “Edit image” option from the toolbar, or use the shortcut Ctrl+E. From there, you can crop and rotate your photos, apply filters, make adjustments to light and color, and even draw on your photos. Once you're satisfied with the edits, you can save a copy of the photo or overwrite the original.

New Microsoft Photos App

How to Edit Photos on Windows 10/11 with Paint 3D

While the Microsoft Photos app is great for basic editing needs, if you're looking for more advanced options like adding text, stickers, and shapes, you'll need to use Paint 3D. To get started, simply right-click on the image you want to edit, select “Open with,” and choose Paint 3D.

In Paint 3D, you have access to a selection tool that allows you to select and edit specific parts of the image. You can also use the Magic Select tool to automatically detect and select objects in your photo. Additionally, Paint 3D allows you to add text, stickers, and shapes to your images, giving you more creative freedom.

Once you're done editing your image in Paint 3D, you can easily save it in the format of your choice by going to Menu > Save as, or by using the shortcut Ctrl+S.

Open with Paint 3D


With the Microsoft Photos app and Paint 3D, there's no need to search for third-party apps to edit your photos on Windows 10/11. The Photos app provides basic editing tools, while Paint 3D offers more advanced features for those looking to get creative. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced photo editor, these apps have got you covered.

So, go ahead and unleash your creativity with Microsoft Photos and Paint 3D on your Windows device. Edit, enhance, and transform your photos to bring out their full potential. Happy editing!

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