Skip to main content

You might be able to edit photos directly in Microsoft Edge soon

The Microsoft Edge browser might one day allow users to edit photos directly from the right-click option online.

Currently, the feature is an A/B testing option that can be downloaded for the latest Microsoft Edge Canary update once it becomes available. Redditor Leopeva64-2 shared their experience with the feature on the website, showing how it opens a built-in editor in the browser, allowing you to edit images before saving them to your computer.

Microsoft Edge Canary photo editor feature.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

When you right-click on the Save image option, you’ll find an Edit image option, which will bring you to this editor setup.

Overall, the editor is very similar to the standard Photos app in Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems. It includes Crop, Adjustment, Filter, and Markup features, as well as a spot fix tool and brightness and exposure adjustments, among other functions, OnMSFT noted.

Neowin added that while the Microsoft Edge Canary release with this feature is available, it might not work right away due to Microsoft’s staggered rollout of functionalities. If you’re interested in testing out the built-in browser editor feature, you can check out the update at the Microsoft Edge Canary Channel.

The editor joins many contextual features that Microsoft is adding to its Edge browser for more convenient use. Some other features include a games menu, a built-in calculator, unit converter, and speed tester.

Being able to perform functions, such as photo editing, within the Edge browser would also likely save on system power resources from idle browser tabs.

Microsoft shared on its Microsoft Edge browser Dev Twitter in June that its Sleeping Tabs tool saved users 273,000TB of RAM in the 28 days between May 9 and June 6. That equated to approximately 40MB of memory per tab of the 6 billion tabs tested, the company added.

Editors' Recommendations

Fionna Agomuoh
Fionna Agomuoh is a technology journalist with over a decade of experience writing about various consumer electronics topics…
Microsoft Paint is about to get so much better
A screenshot of Microsoft Paint shows the new layers feature.

A screenshot of Microsoft Paint shows the new layers feature. Microsoft

It's hard to complain about Microsoft Paint. After all, it's bundled with Windows for free and provides the basics for annotating a screenshot with boxes, arrows, and text. It's OK, but compared to every other paint app on the planet, it feels outdated.

Read more
Asus’ new RTX 4090 shattered GPU overclocking records, and you’ll be able to buy it soon
Asus ROG Matrix RTX 4090 graphics card.

If you thought that the RTX 4090 was already the best we'll see in this generation, Asus is here to prove you wrong. Nearly a year after the initial launch of Nvidia's top graphics card, Asus is about to release the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 -- a one-of-a-kind GPU that already has a new world record under its belt.

ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics Card

Read more
Microsoft is removing a Windows app that’s almost 30 years old
Computer user touching on Microsoft word icon to open the program.

Microsoft is saying goodbye to WordPad, its long-supported rich text application, which will no longer receive updates as of September 1.

The brand recently announced that the app is now among its list of deprecated Windows features. Microsoft explained the difference between deprecation and removal, noting that the former is when a feature is at the end of its life cycle and is no longer in active development, and the latter is when a feature is removed after having been deprecated.

Read more