Your social media is like a large billboard at the center of your city. You surely don’t want to show off every single photo of yours to the world. There are times when you will want to privately share your personal and family photos with your loved ones. Thankfully, Windows 11 makes the process incredibly easy and fun with an in-house Photos app. There’s no need to separately download any third-party app or pay for a Web service for a simple task like photo sharing. Let’s get into the details.
Ever since its release, Windows 11 has been hitting headlines in the newspapers, magazines for its redesigned Taskbar, Snap layout, polished interface, and a lot of other features. Photos app is among the prominent features that have got a revamped look & feel, black screen, and powered with some new cool features.
Sharing photos with the Photos app is extremely easy. Just follow these simple steps:
Method 1: Using the Photo App
Method 2: Using the Context Menu Options
Finding Duplicate Photos
One of the most commonly reported problems with the Photos app is the duplication of your images. For example: When you choose to import photos from your digital camera or USB stick, there’s no mechanism to identify whether there are already the same photos in your collection with different file names or different file formats. It can lead to a lot of duplication, if not checked regularly. You can lose precious storage and eventually, your photo library will eventually become disorganized.
With the right tools, you can get rid of the duplication and dedupe your entire photo library. Here’s how:
Photos App – Other Features
Photos app is a great way to view, edit, share and organize your photos. Here are some of its distinct features:
Photos app makes it easy to edit your images. Just open an image in the Photos app and then click on the Edit icon. You can change aspect ratios, contrast, crop images, apply color filters, and do much more.
You can use the Photos app to watch slideshows of your photos, such as albums. Just click the menu icon (three-dots icon) and choose the Slideshow option.
Get & Edit Image Details
Using the Photos app, you can view more information about an image such as the file name, path, size, dimensions, image resolution, image tags, and comments. Just clicking the Info icon will show these details. Similarly, you can edit the date of the photograph taken, edit tags, add comments, and do more.
When you’ve hundreds of thousands of photos, manually organizing them is not an easy task. Photos App can come to your rescue. Photos app detects the faces of individuals in the photos and automatically groups your images accordingly.
One of the less known features of the Photos app is image comparison. Photos App can compare two or more images to identify similarities or differences.
You can create digital albums consisting of multiple photos. Just use the checkboxes on the corner of the images and then click on the Create Album icon.
Add to Favorites
You can add certain photos to the Favorites list, especially those photos that you like or need frequently.
You must have been using other devices such as a digital camera, mobile phone, USB flash drive, that already have lots of other photos. Importing them may not be an easy task especially if you’re trying to copy them from folder to folder. Thanks to the Photos app, now you can import all the photos from your digital camera with a few simple clicks. Just connect your digital camera, click on the Import icon and choose the folders or photos you want to import.