Microsoft Edge is testing a new feature to edit images from the web before saving them
In the future, it might be possible to save and edit images from the web without leaving Microsoft Edgewhich saves users from having to open another application just to crop or create the necessary images.
In the news share On Reddit by a user named Leo Varela (u/Leopeva64-2), various images from the new in-browser image editor can be seen. According to Varela, he spotted this new feature in the latest version of Edge Canary, which means it may soon be rolling out to the general public in the future.
Currently, Edge users are only allowed to right-click the image and will be offered the option to save it and nothing more after that. However, with the new feature, the “Edit Image” option will be directly available in Edge when users right-click images.
Image editor includes different editing functions including crop, adjust, filter and markup. Each offers more sub-options. Crop has different crop sizes and orientations, while the other functions have their respective tools. In general, the editor works like a regular editing app that we casually use on PC.
After editing, the user can save the image, and Varela notes in the post that a “download menu” will appear to suggest options on what to do with the edited image.
It’s not a huge addition to Edge, but it can mean extra convenience for users who frequently save images from the Internet. It is also a good move by Microsoft as they are trying to promote Edge as their primary browser after kill internet explorer June 15th.