Windows Photos Gets Better With Background Remove and Replace Capabilities

Windows Photos

Microsoft has rolled out background remove and replace capabilities in addition to additional improvements in Windows Photos across all channels. You can now easily remove the background and replace with a different color in your photo. You can remove the background with a single click and save the image to the clipboard. The interesting point to note is that you can replace the selected background with a solid color. You can make use of the color picker to select the correct hue. This can be done by either clicking on the palette, entering a hex color mode, or setting the RGB values.

Microsoft also upgraded the Filmstrip experience in Windows Photos by moving the Filmstrip below the photo. Moreover, the thumbnails are enlarged and a large scrollbar has been added at the bottom. You will be able to easily navigate and select the photo you are looking for. You can activate Filmstrip by pressing the F key and selecting the icon in the bottom left corner.

Microsoft has added the Timeline Scrollbar to all folders. Moreover, the scrollbars are now dynamic in nature based on time range of your photo collection. You can easily locate the photo. Moreover, you can share a photo that is backed up on OneDrive. You just need to right-click on an image and select Share option from OneDrive. You can then generate and share the link via email.

The Print button has been relocated to the top command bar inside Windows Photos. You will view the button while navigating a single image including providing 7:5 aspect ratio in the Resize tool. Microsoft also improved the Slideshow feature, tabs navigation, and opening images including fixing several performance and stability issues. The new features are available in Photos app version 2023.11110.8002.0 or higher.

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