Microsoft’s PowerToys for Windows 10 gets a fresh update with new features

Windows 10 PowerToys

PowerToys, which is basically a collection of extremely handy
tools for power users, is getting a big update on Windows 10.
Microsoft PowerToys update includes a new interface for
built-in image resizer, Color Picker, and a bunch of bug fixes.

PowerToys is an open-source tool and it’s been around since the
days of Windows 95. In late 2018, Microsoft revisited PowerToys
and created new utilities specifically for Windows 10.

Earlier this year, Microsoft added a new utility called “Image
Resizer” to help you resize images and reduce their size in
bulk. It comes with a very simple approach but it has been
missing a user-friendly interface.

With today’s update, Microsoft is bringing Windows 10’s Fluent
UI to the image resizer. It uses both Fluent Design and
ModernWPF to mimic the WinUI look and feel, and the update also
enables support for themes.

Image Resizer

With the improved Image Resizer, you can now immediately resize
the selected photos by choosing the pre-defined sizes – Small,
Medium, Large, Phone and Custom. You can also customize the
default sizes for the pre-defined modes.

Microsoft has even added rounded corners to the PowerToys and
it’s also following the design approach of Windows 10X.

As we mentioned at the outset, Microsoft is also introducing a
new and improved Color Picker with Fluent UI and
WinUI-like rounded corners. For those unaware, Color Picker
is a tool that allows you to scan any area of your desktop,
apps or screenshots to detect and select colors.

Color Picker 2

After the new PowerToys update, the Color Picker uses drop
shadows for better contrast and you can now also pick a
different shade of color by clicking on the smaller rectangles.

Here’s the complete changelog:

  • Dark mode improvements.
  • New interface for Image Resizer and Color Picker.
  • Now allows you to customize Windows for a better
    multi-monitor setup.

If you’re interested, you can download the latest update of
PowerToys from Microsoft’s
Github.

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