It’s a good step, but not quite a lot.
On Tuesday, June 22, Microsoft finally released one of its ‘surprising’ updates for OneDrive. On the latest update, you can soon edit pictures on your Android phone, or even by using a web browser. Unfortunately, the new editing tool is not as grand as we all expecting. In fact, those tools can be found on a regular photo editor on phone. At least, it’s a great first step.
How to edit photos on Microsoft OneDrive?
Have you ever caught up in a situation where you need to submit a photo document via email but need to edit it first? This is probably the exact moment wherein Microsoft OneDrive could be useful for others.
As announced, Microsoft has finally updated OneDrive by putting a photo editor tool on the software. This was not what we have in mind for OneDrive, but let’s see how it works.
According to PC Mag, the new photo editing tool on OneDrive consists of the basic tools: Crop, rotate, flip, color and light adjustments, etc. Basically, everything can be found on your regular camera phone. With the crop tool, you can choose from various of sizes: 9:16, 16:9, 4:5, 5:4, 3:4, 4:3, 2:3, 3:2, 1:2, and 2:1.
Rotating a photo can also happen on the updated OneDrive. Instead of downloading the picture from a third-party sender, and rotating it by hand. You can easily use the tool to rotate photos on 90 degrees left or right, 180 degree flips, or even any incremental-degree rotation.
Light and color adjustments can also be made on OneDrive, starting today. If you want to change your photo’s brightness, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, and color saturation; you can now do it via OneDrive. One quite impressive tool on the software, however, is its easy save of the unedited pictures, or creating one.
Not anyone can use it, though
Unfortunately, the said tool cannot be used by anyone with a OneDrive update. First off, you must download the update on OneDrive. Then, make sure your photos are on JPEG and PNG files before using the editing tool. Next, check if your phone is powered by Android 6.0 or higher; and for the web version, it requires OneDrive app version 6.30 or higher.
One bonus feature of the editing tool is you can use Chromecast to show your picture on the television or any other device. If you have a lot of pictures to edit, you can also use the tool to filter your sets of images from folder to text– for you to recognize and arrange them quickly.
There’s more to come?
Before the OneDrive photo editing tool was released, TechRadar already reported about certain changes to be made on the file hosting service. First off, sharing and distributing files through copy links, etc. will soon be more flexible for the user. Microsoft is adding few changes to the ‘Manage Access’ feature on the tool, to make documents more secured and arranged.
According to Microsoft, this was just the beginning of all the changes to expect soon on OneDrive. After all, they said before “over the next year,” will be the time of new upgrades on the service. For now, we’re still waiting for some more.