Genealogy Tips

Using Windows 8.1 Photos app to straighten photos

I recently came across a post on the Indiana Ties blog – Weber Scrapbook – Marbles and Memories.  In this post, the author mentioned that she hadn’t much luck straightening the image, and I decided to share what I use to crop and straighten photos.  This is the Photos app that comes with Windows 8.1.

The instructions on how to edit photos and videos can be found at the Edit Photos and Video page on the Windows site.

Using the Photos app, I can change this:

Before
Before (Pop Casey – possibly Albert George Casey b 1901

To this:

After
After (Pop Casey – possibly Albert George Casey, b. 1901)