Microsoft Photos App keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft Photos App -
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- Shortcuts

Move between photos with keyboard shortcuts. Zoom, edit, add photos to album and more.

Ctrl + E

Switch to edit mode


(In Collection) Select an item and enter Selection mode

⤶ Enter

Select an item while in Selection mode


Show or hide commands while viewing a photo


Play or pause the video

← ↑ → ↓

Scroll up, down, left, or right

←  →

(On a single item or slideshow) Show the next or previous item

← ↑ → ↓

Move within the photo on a zoomed photo

Ctrl + +

Zoom in when viewing a photo

Ctrl + -

Zoom out when viewing a photo

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom on a photo


Return to previous screen

Ctrl + S


Ctrl + P


Ctrl + C


Ctrl + R

Rotate a photo while viewing or editing


Enhance a photo (while viewing)

Ctrl + Z

Undo changes  (editing)

Ctrl + Y

Redo changes  (editing)

Ctrl + /

View original (editing)

↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Resize crop or selective focus area

Ctrl + ← ↑ → ↓

Move crop or selective focus area


Start a slide show (while viewing)

Alt + ⤶ Enter

View file info

Ctrl + L

Set as lock screen

Ctrl + N

Create a new album (in Albums view)

Ctrl + R

Remove album (in Albums view)

Ctrl + D

Add selected items to album

Ctrl + U

Remove selected items from album

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Program information

Program name: Microsoft Photos App Microsoft Photos App (General)

Microsoft Photos is default app for browsing photos on your computer. The application also has basic editing and sharing features.

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Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 29

How easy to press shortcuts: 89%

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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joz says: 13 months ago 6/20/2019 5:28 PM
I am using the Photo's app on Windows 10 Ultimate. The "Save" is actually a "Save a copy" function. I would like to know if there is a normal "Save" for the existing folder. Currently, I have to click the "Save a Copy" menu and then select "Save" to save the image as-is.

JDT says: 13 months ago 6/6/2019 3:44 PM
CONTROL + E takes you to edit mode (saves one click)

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to : 13 months ago 6/6/2019 5:03 PM
Added, thank you!