Microsoft soon may make it easier to view a bunch of photos on your computer or “My Pictures” folder through its “Photo Viewer” feature. The company is testing the feature with the name “EdgePhoto”. Here is how you can enable Microsoft Edge’s Photo Viewer right now.
Modern web browsers support viewing images, videos, and other rich content you came across on the web.
Microsoft Edge also has the ability to display images on web pages or from your device. The browser displays local images in a new tab. You can right-click on any such image and carry out actions such as copying or saving the image to the device and you can also edit each image in the Edge browser.
With a built-in Photo Viewer, Photos App on Windows 11 available with a slew of features, Microsoft is working on adding “Edge Photo”, in the initial version, it seems pretty limited in functionality-wise at the moment.
- You can able to view photos
- Edge displays other photos from the folder in the right corner, which you can select and view.
- The Photo Viewer also features a pop-out button to watch each picture in a standalone window.
How to enable Photo Viewer in Microsoft Edge
- If Edge is open, close its Windows, right-click on the Edge shortcut on the desktop, and select properties
- Focus the mouse cursor in the Target field, after edge.exe, give a space, and add the below code
- Click Apply and further click on OK.
To use it, while Edge is open, drag and drop a picture from a folder into Microsoft Edge.
Note: The feature requires the latest Edge Canary.
Does Edge really need a Photo Viewer right now? Is Microsoft adding more bloat to Edge with unnecessary features? Let us know in the comments below [Via reddit]
Final words: Microsoft is preparing a Photo Viewer named ” Edge Photo” for the Edge browser. The feature in Preview is being tested in the Canary version. The article discusses its features and details how to enable it