Windows 10: Are 'pictures' and 'Photos' separate from one another? Solved

  1.    14 Jul 2017 #1

    Are 'pictures' and 'Photos' separate from one another?

    Good evening all, I'm just getting the hang of this new pc running Windows 10. I recently tried to download some photos from my iPhone onto my PC and wanted to store them in the Microsoft Photo App (which was already preinstalled on the pc when I bought it). Each time I tried, they went into the 'pictures' folder. Can someone please tell me how I transfer them onto the Photo App and delete them from 'pictures'? Thank you.
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  2.    14 Jul 2017 #2

    The Photo app allows you to add folders to its albums. Which folders are added is under your control.

    The Photo app is a program, the folders and files in which your photos exist are disk storage. So you can't 'transfer them onto the app' as such.
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    - try 'Choose where to look'

    Do remember no-one's forcing you to use Photos. You can download and use your own favourite (freeware?) program, whether it's from the Store, or from the internet, as has been the case for decades.
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  3.    14 Jul 2017 #3

    Thank you very much dalchina for your swift help. I have to confess that I'm pretty ignorant about Folders within Apps and Collections and Albums and the like. All I wanted to do was collect ALL my photos on the Photos App in one long list. Is it possible to do that? Kind regards.
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  4.    14 Jul 2017 #4

    Well, Photos can create an album from pictures in whichever folders you specify.

    There's the physical aspect of where the files are- that's up to you- one or many folders.
    There's the logical aspect of how you organise them into Albums in Photos.

    The choice is yours.
    Search for
    guide to using photos in Windows 10
    and you find e.g.
    Organizing Photos In Win 10 | Worldstarts Tech Tips And Computer Help
    10 Things You Didnt Know the Windows 10 Photos App Could Do
    Tips to Get the Most Out of Windows 10 Features
    How to use the Windows 10 Photos app | TechRadar
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  5.    14 Jul 2017 #5

    Very many thanks for your kind guidance, it is much appreciated. Kind regards.
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  6.    14 Jul 2017 #6

    Hey Feathers,
    As far as I know the Photo App itself doesn't display a list, only thumbnails. If you want to see a list, then you need to use File Explorer and change the Folder View Settings for the Picture folder.

    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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