Onedrive Web Edit PhotoSource: Microsoft

What you need to know

  • OneDrive on the web now supports image editing.
  • You can crop photos, make adjustments to lighting and colors, and use filters.
  • OneDrive on the web will soon support a new Markup feature that provides another way to alter images.

Microsoft recently added the ability to edit images to OneDrive on the web. Now, people can alter photos without having to jump to another app. The functionality supports cropping, lighting adjustments, filters, and rotating photos. These are all standard features on many photo apps, but are a welcome addition to OneDrive on the web.

"One thing we've heard directly from you is that you'd love a way to work on your photos in OneDrive without having to open another app," explains Microsoft in a Tech Community post.

OneDrive Web editing imageSource: Microsoft

Later this month, OneDrive on the web will support a new feature called Markup. This will include tools for editing photos with a pen or touch, such as circling an image to enhance it and cutting content out by striking through it. Markup will also support softening or enhancing an image by drawing on a photo with different colors.

Edited photos can be saved as a new image or overwrite the existing saved file. If you accidentally overwrite an image but want to revert to a previous state, you can use the file's version history to restore an earlier version.

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OneDrive is a versatile cloud storage solution that can hold files, videos, and images. Now, the web version allows you to edit photos directly within a browser. There are several OneDrive plans available, including a free option with 5GB of storage. You can also get OneDrive storage as part of Microsoft 365.

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