How Do You Use the Windows 8 Photos App?

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If you have a lot of photos, being able to view all of those pictures in one place is extremely handy. The Photos app that comes pre-installed on Windows 8 makes viewing your photos a breeze! Keep reading to find out how to use this app.

The Photos app in Windows 8 is very simple and easy to use, but here are a few tips on how to navigate it. When you first open the app, you'll see a few tiles across the bottom of the screen. If you click or tap on a tile, it will open up that set of photos. Folders will appear as rectangular tiles with titles, and images will not have titles underneath. Opening a photo or folder simply requires a tap or click, and hitting the arrow button in the top-left corner will take you back one level. You can swipe, scroll, or use the arrow keys to pan through all your different files and folders.