Editing photos without Picture Manager

Microsoft Office Picture Manager isn’t included in the new Office—but if you need a standalone photo editing program, you can download Windows Live Photo Gallery for free.

Or use Word to edit photos. Word has many built-in photo editing features, so you might not need a separate program. After you insert a picture in your document, click it, and then click the Picture Tools Format tab.

Picture Tools tab

In Word, you can choose color variations, crop, compress at different levels, and apply some special effects.

Picture tools for adjusting and cropping images

Tip    To save your picture with the changes you’ve made, right-click it and click Save As Picture.

For more details on formatting and resizing pictures in Word, see these articles:

Change the brightness, contrast, or sharpness of a picture

Change the color intensity of a picture

Recolor a picture or clip art

Crop a picture or place it in a shape

Reduce the file size of a picture

If you still need more specialized features like noise reduction, red eye elimination, or straightening, Windows Live Photo Gallery is your best bet.

Applies To: Word 2013

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