Microsoft adds video trimming to Windows 10 Mobile Photos app

If you’ve ever taken a video with your Lumia smartphone and wished you could do a quick trim to cut out the extraneous bits before and after, then you’re in luck. Microsoft has updated the Photos app in Windows 10 Mobile with just that sort of trimming functionality.

It’s easy enough to use. Just open the video you want to edit and hit the edit icon (the little pencil, for the uninitiated):

Select a video and hit the edit button.

Select a video and hit the edit button.

Hit the “Trim” option

Look at that, a trim option. That's new!

Look at that, a trim option. That’s new!

Trim the video by dragging the loop at both ends:

Grab the loop and start trimming.

Grab the loop and start trimming.

Hit the “Save As” button to create a new copy and retain the original:

Hit "Save As" to create a revised copy and retain the original.

Hit “Save As” to create a revised copy and retain the original.

That’s all there is to it. It’s welcome functionality and works easily enough for the quick trim. With the upcoming Lumia 950 and 950 XL with outstanding 4K video capabilities, this kind of feature addition can’t come soon enough.

You likely already have the app installed on your Windows 10 Mobile device, but just in case you don’t here’s a quick install button.

Microsoft Photos
Microsoft Photos
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free+
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