Get the Old (Windows 10) Photos App on Windows 11

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The Photos app has been redesigned to align with the new visual design of Windows 11. Some features include rounded corners, Mica material, and updated typography styling. However, many users still prefer the Windows 10 version of Photos.

The Windows 11 Photos app doesn’t have the Spot Fixing and Red Eye tools. If you’re wondering how to get back the missing features in Windows 11, this post is for you.Read more

Convert Images to Monochrome (Black & White) Using Photos app in Windows 10

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Generally, black and white images appear to be more timeless than color images. Also, some experts say that removing the color from a picture helps the viewer to focus on a subject’s emotional state. Monochrome portraiture lets the audience see the subject’s face without distraction.

This post tells you how to change a picture from color to black and white (monochrome image) using the built-in Photos app in Windows 10.Read more

How to Trim or Crop Images in Windows 10 Using Photos App

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The Windows 10 Photos app has some interesting features that makes it a useful image previewer & editor (although only basic editing features supported). All these days, you may have been using Microsoft Paint or some third-party editors to crop or trim images, such as IrfanView, GIMP, etc. The good news is that you can not only resize images but also can crop images, rotate, add filters and effects using the Photos app.

It’s always very convenient to have a single app to preview as well as to accomplish the basic image/video editing tasks. This post tells you how to trim or crop images using the Photos app in Windows 10.Read more

How to Resize Images Using Photos App in Windows 10

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The Photos app, a modern (UWP) app which replaces the classic Windows Photo Viewer, as Microsoft wanted to make the UI seamless between Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 for computers platforms. When Windows 10 was released, many users had to manually add the Windows Photo Viewer classic app using a registry edit, as they didn’t find the Photos app appealing at that time.

The Photos app gets new features every now and then. For instance, Photos app can edit images, split videos or merge them together. And the newest feather in its cap is the ability to resize images (although only 3 preset options are provided). This post explains how to resize images using the Photos app in Windows 10.Read more

File System Error (-2147219196) in Photos or Other Store Apps

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With the Photos app set as the default in your Windows 10/11 computer, when you double-click on a JPG, PNG, or any other image file, the error -2147219196 may occur, and the app may crash. Here is the full error message verbatim:

File System Error -2147219196

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And, repairing or resetting the app via “Apps and Features” may not help. This issue may occur especially after installing a Cumulative Update; some users reported this incident after installing the July KB4345421 (17134.167) Cumulative Update.Read more

How To Merge Videos In Windows 11/10 Using the Built-In Photos App

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Want to merge videos in Windows 10 or Windows 11 but don’t have any idea how to proceed? Here we will explain to you how to merge videos with Windows’s built-in Photos app in a step-by-step manner.

You must be knowing that Windows Movie Maker (Windows Essentials 2012) has been retired by Microsoft and the download links have been taken offline officially though you can download Windows Essentials 2012 from some independent or third-party sites like ours.

Leaving Windows Movie Maker aside, still, you have something best in-built with Windows 10 and Windows 11 that helps you merge your videos. That’s the built-in Photos app. With its simple and user-friendly interface, the Photos app allows a user to merge videos effortlessly.

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Photos App Mouse Wheel Settings: Scroll to Zoom or View Prev/Next [Windows 10]

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When viewing a single photo in Windows Photo Viewer and Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (Windows 7), rotating the mouse scroll button used to zoom the image, and most people expected the same with new Photos app in Windows 10.

In early builds of Windows 10, the Photos app included the behavior of scrolling prev/next photos with the mouse wheel. Then in one of the interim builds, the functionality was changed, where mouse wheel started zooming. Some users were not happy with this inconsistency.Read more