Windows 10: How do I restore the older Photos app?

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       11 Nov 2017 #11

    markweatherill said: View Post
    This may be old news to most, but I only recently discovered that some of the removed functionality (highlights / shadows etc) from the 'old' version of Photos has been quietly reinstated...
    Mine is not reinsteated

    Can somebody help what in the world is going on please with this Windows 10 Photos app?

    I just noticed mine has NONE of those functionalities - no highlights/Shadows/Strengthen and so forth

    How do I get it back?
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       13 Nov 2017 #12

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  3.    14 Nov 2017 #13

    Here's where Microsoft has hidden those functions (1709 version of Windows).

    Open an image with Photos. In the top right you'll see a drop-down menu 'Edit & Create'. Choose 'Edit'. It opens up 'Crop & Rotate' with 'Enhance' and 'Adjust' headings. Choose 'Adjust'. Now you'll see 'Light' and 'Colour'. Click on the '>' in front of each to open up the desired adjustments.

    Now, I'm sure there used to be more under 'Colour' but I'm not sure. I certainly wish the UI would keep still. Just a symptom of what's wrong with Microsoft's attitude to Windows overall!

    However, I now trust Photos only to make quick fixes to snapshots. It is nice and fast, but at the expense of accurate rendering of your photos. I have the free version of ON1 Effects for more serious 'quick' editing.
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       21 Nov 2017 #14

    OK thanks I saw it - they decided to hide it

    I cannot imagine the motivation behind that "self sabotage" but anyway I've given up on Microsoft. They seem to be in winding down mode whether they know it or not -- just morphing into another IBM (high profile consumer brand turned into a mundane business-to-business dime a dozen company). So this is probably my last Windows - I will finally migrate to Apple next time cuz there's no way I will ever get used to this extremely dumped down carcass. I think literally half the features of Windows 7 have now been hidden/removed/tucked away/shoved under etc etc (from readily available menu options) and are now only accessible via cumbersome registry tweaks. Oh and one more thing: I love photos but I hate filters (filters seem to be the only "addition" into this degenrate app
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