Windows 11 Photos app-like features are coming to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge’s bloatware controversy remains a hot topic and
it looks like the company is working on a couple of new
features for the browser that may fall under this category for
some folks. Windows 11’s default browser is now set to receive
Microsoft Photos app-like features.

As you’re probably aware, Windows 11 already comes with a new
Photos app and it’s more than enough for simple editing.
Microsoft is adding features from the Photos app to the
Chromium-based Edge browser and anyone can try the browser’s
image editing features by right-clicking on the photo.

However, users have expressed their concern that adding such a
potentially resource-heavy tool could slow down the browser and
put extra strain on older machines, especially those running
Windows 11. Since the image editing feature is baked into the
browse, it cannot be removed.

A closer look at Microsoft Edge’s photo editing features

Microsoft Edge already comes with a web capture tool that lets
you take screenshots of web apps. In a future release, you can
right-click on any image and edit it before saving it to the

Edit image in Microsoft Edge

For example, when you right-click on any image and select the
‘edit’ button in the context menu, Edge will launch its own
built-in editor with several features identical to features
already available in the Windows Photos app. Of course, only
basic features are available within the browser’s image editing

Microsoft Edge image editor

This includes the ability to crop a picture, change brightness,
and exposure, and even annotate the pictures with different
tools. You can also apply filters, and annotate with different

Microsoft Edge image editing

The new image editing capabilities are available in
Microsoft Edge’s Canary Channel and you can try your luck by
downloading the latest Canary release from the company’s
official website. It is worth noting that Microsoft tests these
features in waves, so it’s not available for everyone.

Other improvements released for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a feature-rich browser and it will be getting
various features and tools, including three new built-in
utilities: calculator, unit converter, and speed test.

“Easily access commonly used tools while you browse the web,
including Calculator, Internet speed test, and Unit converter,”
the roadmap reads.

You can already access these tools in Microsoft Edge Canary.
Edge 105 already offers access to a calculator, translator,
dictionary, translator, unit converter, and more.

In addition to these improvements, Microsoft Edge is also
getting a
new feature that lets you double-click on any tab to close

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