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How to See, Copy, Share, and Edit Photos from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on your PC to see photos from your Android phone.

Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803).

The Your Phone app only gets photos that are in the Camera Roll or Screenshots folders on your Android phone. If you moved or saved your photos to a different folder on your Android phone, they will not appear in the Your Phone app.

The Your Phone app gets your recent photos from your Android phone over Wi-Fi, but it does not store your photos online.

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows your 25 most recent photos and screenshots from your Android phone.

As you take more photos on your Android phone, temporary copies of the older photos are removed from your PC. So if you think you’ll need an older photo later, be sure to copy it from the Your Phone app before it gets replaced by any new photos.

The Your Phone app gets a copy of your recent photos from your Android phone and stores the copy as a temporary file on your PC. If you delete the temporary file on your PC, it does not affect the original photo on your phone. If you use the Your Phone app to edit the copy of the photo on your PC, it does not affect the original photo on your phone.

See also: Your Phone app help | Microsoft Support

This tutorial will show you how to see, copy, share, and edit photos from your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Add or Remove Create a New Video context menu in Windows 10

The Photos UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app is included by default in Windows 10.

While the Photos app is set as the default app for Photo viewer, a “Create a new video” context menu item will be available for image files.

The “Create a new video” context menu allows you to select images used to create a video in the Photos app that tells your story with music, text, motion, and 3D effects.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the “Create a new video” context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Linked Duplicates in Windows 10 Photos app

The Photos app is included in Windows 10 by default. You can use the Photos app to view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use video remix to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. Use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

When linked duplicates is turned on (default) in the Photos app, exact duplicate files are shown as a single file. This might include copies saved in different folders, and RAW files.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing linked duplicates in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Sign in and Sign out of Photos app with Microsoft Account in Windows 10

The Photos app is included in Windows 10 by default. You can use the Photos app to view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use video remix to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. Use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

The Photos app in Windows 10 gathers photos from your PC, phone, and other devices, and puts them in one collection place, where you can more easily find what you’re looking for.

The Photos app displays your collection of images from folders you add located on your PC, an external drive, or a network drive connected to your PC. Subfolders of the folders you add will be included, too.

The Photos app automatically displays the photos and videos in the Pictures folder on your PC and OneDrive by default.

If you sign in to the Photos app with your Microsoft account or work or school account, the Photos app will show your cloud-only content (photos and videos) from OneDrive. When you are signed in with the same account on all your devices, your OneDrive photos and videos will appear alongside the ones on this device.

If you sign out of your account in the Photos app, photos and videos saved only on OneDrive.com (cloud-only content) will no longer appear in the Photos app and will be removed from any albums and video projects on the PC.

This tutorial will show you how to sign in and sign out of the Photos app with your Microsoft account or work or school account to show photos and videos saved only on OneDrive (cloud-only content) in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Hardware Accelerated Video Encoding in Windows 10 Photos app

The Photos app is included in Windows 10 by default. You can use the Photos app to view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use video remix to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. Use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

The Photos app version 2018.18071.15310.0 added support for using your GPU (hardware acceleration) when encoding video, which should speed it up.

Hardware accelerated video encoding is turned on by default in the Photos app, but you may want to turn it off if you are having visual issues with exported videos.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off using hardware accelerated video encoding in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add 3D Effects to Images and Videos in Windows 10 Photos app

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

The Photos app comes with a set of 3D effects like a swarm of butterflies, lightning, or a fireball that you can add to your images and videos to customize them how you like.

This tutorial will show you how to add 3D effects to an image or video using the Photos app in Windows 10.

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How to Crop Image in Windows 10 Photos app

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

The Photos app will also includes a cropping feature that allows you remove unwanted outer areas from an image.

This tutorial will show you how to crop an image using the Photos app in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Show OneDrive Cloud-only Content in Windows 10 Photos app

The Photos app is included in Windows 10 by default. You can use the Photos app to view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use video remix to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. Use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

The Photos app in Windows 10 gathers photos from your PC, phone, and other devices, and puts them in one collection place, where you can more easily find what you’re looking for.

The Photos app displays your collection of images from folders you add located on your PC, an external drive, or a network drive connected to your PC. Subfolders of the folders you add will be included, too.

The Photos app automatically displays the photos and videos in the Pictures folder on your PC and OneDrive by default.

If you sign in to the Photos app with your Microsoft account, the Photos app will show your cloud-only content from OneDrive by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing your cloud-only content from OneDrive in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add and Remove Folders in Photos app in Windows 10

The Photos app is included in Windows 10 by default. You can use the Photos app to view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use video remix to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. Use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

The Photos app in Windows 10 gathers photos from your PC, phone, and other devices, and puts them in one collection place, where you can more easily find what you’re looking for.

The Photos app displays your collection of images from folders you add located on your PC, an external drive, or a network drive connected to your PC. Subfolders of the folders you add will be included, too.

The Photos app automatically displays the photos and videos in the Pictures folder on your PC and OneDrive.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove folders in your collection in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Favorites in Photos app in Windows 10

The Photos app is included in Windows 10 by default. You can use the Photos app to view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use video remix to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. Use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

A new Favorites feature has been added to the Photos app. You can now mark your images as a favorite to make sure you can quickly find them later in your Favorites album.

When you mark an image as a favorite, it gets added to your Favorites album in the Photos app. The Favorites album will automatically be created if it doesn’t already exist.

Note: Only images from within an added folder in the Photos app Folders area will get added to the Favorites album, even if marked as a favorite.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove images as Favorites in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Resize Image in Windows 10 Photos app

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

The Photos app will also allow you to resize an image to reduce the size of the image and its storage size.

The sizes to resize an image with may not be supported and available for all images.

Small – Best for profile pictures and thumbnails.
Medium – Best for emails and messages.
Large – Best for viewing.

This tutorial will show you how to resize an image using the Photos app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10

The Microsoft Photos app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. This app lets you view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use the video remix feature to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. You can use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

If you use the Photos app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Photos app in Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

By default, the Photos app uses face detection and recognition technology to group pictures of people together for you, from your added folders, to help you tag and organize them. The data will be stored on your device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off face detection and recognition in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Default Action of Mouse Wheel for Photos app in Windows 10

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

When viewing a single item in the Photos app, you can rotate the mouse wheel to either view next or previous item or zoom in and out.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default mouse wheel action for the Photos app to either view next or previous item or zoom in and out for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Photos app Live Tile Appearance on Start Menu in Windows 10

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

If you pin to Start the Photos app and turn on its live tile, you can change the appearance of the live tile to show recent photos or a single photo that you choose.

This tutorial will show you how to change what the Photos app live tile shows on the Start menu for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Auto Enhance in Photos app in Windows 10

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

The Photos app automatically enhances your photos by default with improvements to lighting, color, contrast, red-eye, straightening, and more. This is all supposed to make your photos look better, but you may not agree and want to turn off this feature.

Automatic enhancements are not saved in the file, and only appear on photos that can be improved. Turning this off removes all automatic enhancements.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off automatic enhancements of photos in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Create a Photos App Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1

The Photos app is included by default in Windows 8 and brings all of your pictures and home movies together in one place – even if they’re on Facebook, Flickr, OneDrive, or another PC.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern “Photos” app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

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