Microsoft is adding Photo editing and display functions for OneDrive which bring him one step closer to Google Photos. Starting with Android and the web, you can now use the file sync app to crop images (using presets for social media or manually); rotate or rotate an image 90 degrees or 180 degrees, respectively, and straighten the inclined figures; and adjust brightness, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows and color saturation.
The changes seem familiar to anyone who has done any basic photo editing. Depending on the formula, OneDrive can save your changes as a new file or replace the original image. If you make a mistake, you can also use the version history to return to the source. Microsoft is rolling out editing options for OneDrive personal accounts, with plans to port them to work and school accounts this summer and iOS later in the year.
In addition, the update brings with it Chromecast support that allows you to view your picture and video files on a TV by tapping the new cast option in the home tab. While a new filter option will allow you to choose between images in your photo folder or all photos in OneDrive.
Microsoft is also working on an improved organization for photos that automatically adds images to folders according to their upload source. As a result, you can quickly separate your Instagram or Snapchat downloads from screenshots and movies. If you prefer to sort by date, you can automatically group the average files by month and year. Expect the update to land in the next two months on Android.
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