OneDrive is a great way for Windows 10 fans to store and back up precious data, but it can be a little lackluster when it comes to managing photos. However, Microsoft is adding some handy new features to its cloud service that will make it a lot easier to edit your favorite photos.
Microsoft OneDrive’s Fancy New Editing Features
Microsoft broke the good news on the Tech Community website. If you’re expecting Photoshop-levels of photo editing in OneDrive, you might be disappointed. However, the new features are a really handy way to make quick and simple edits without having to use an external photo editor.
First up, you can now crop images within OneDrive itself. This is handy when an image isn’t the right size, or if it contains too much content and you want to trim down what’s visible.
If you like, you can tell OneDrive that you’d like to do the cropping manually and it’ll give you the reins. However, it does come with some presets for banners and social media profiles, so you can crop it to the perfect size with just a few clicks.
OneDrive will also let you rotate or flip images without requiring a third-party image editor. This is great if you think a picture would look great mirrored, or if all those landscape photos you took with your phone came out sideways.
You can also tweak the light and color settings to get the photo just right. OneDrive will give you a few sliders for elements like brightness and contrast, and you can tweak them until you’re pleased with the end result.
Best of all, you don’t need to commit to any of the tweaks you make using these tools. When you go to save an edited image, OneDrive will ask you if you’d like to overwrite the original file. If you don’t, OneDrive will instead save it separate to preserve the original.
All of these handy features are currently rolling out to OneDrive on the Web and the Android version. iOS users will have to hold on until later this year to get these features.
OneDrive Is the Only One You Need
OneDrive is a great way to keep files safe, but it’s not so hot about editing them to your liking. Fortunately, you now have a swathe of handy features to edit your images with… unless you’re on iOS, of course.
Microsoft has been hard at work tweaking OneDrive lately. Not long ago, the company added a new way to easily keep track of the folders you’ve uploaded.
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