Microsoft Edge could get a photo editor right in the browser

The Microsoft Edge browser may 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 when it becomes available. Editor Leopardeva64-2 shared their experience with the feature on the website, showing how it opens an in-browser editor, allowing you to edit images before saving them to your computer.

When you right click on the save picture option, you will find a Edit image option, which will take you to this editor configuration.

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 functions, as well as a spot correction tool and brightness and exposure adjustments, among other functions, About MSFT Noted.

Neowin added that although the Microsoft Edge Canary version with this feature is available, it may not work immediately due to Microsoft’s staggered feature rollout. If you want to test the built-in browser editor functionality, you can check out the update on Microsoft Edge Canary Channel.

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

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

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

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