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    A hidden gem in the Win10 Photos app


    Quick Tips

    A hidden gem in the Win10 Photos app


    By Tracey Capen

    Like many Windows users, I've set up a slide show of favorite images for my desktop background. But most of those images don't precisely match the screen resolution, so they're often oddly cropped.

    Depending on the setting you use, they might also be stretched or have black bands around them. It's one of those small but persistent annoyances. Surprisingly, a simple solution can be found in Win10's included Photos app.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/quick-tips/a-hidden-gem-in-the-win10-photos-app/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    "Next, select the pencil icon to open Photo’s editing tools..."

    There is no pencil icon when I open the Photo App and select a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkovaleski View Post
    "Next, select the pencil icon to open Photo’s editing tools..."

    There is no pencil icon when I open the Photo App and select a picture?
    Which version of the Photos app do you have?

    What options are available when you select a picture?
    Joe

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    I figured out the problem. The pencil icon does not appear when you "select" a picture from the folder view. You have to "open" the picture first, then all of the editing icons appear. The instructions were not totally clear and missed a step of the process. I am all set now and find the aspect ration feature very useful. Thanks.

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