Windows 10: Windows Photos too slow

Discus and support Windows Photos too slow in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Windows Photos is a big let down. It is too slow and often freezes. I have followed troubleshooting instructions but nothing has fixed it. I notice... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Hansard, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Hansard Win User

    Windows Photos too slow

    Windows Photos is a big let down. It is too slow and often freezes. I have followed troubleshooting instructions but nothing has fixed it. I notice that this is a long standing issue that Microsoft have yet to address. When is it going to be fixed and is there anything that can be done in the meantime?

    Hansard, Mar 22, 2020
  2. Gino Des Win User

    Photo app in Windows 10 is extremely slow


    We suggest that you follow the methods below and check if it helps to fix the issue:

    Method 1: Run Maintenance task.

    The Run maintenance task checks for issues that might slow down your computer. Follow the steps below:

    • Click on Start.
    • On the search bar, type Troubleshooting and click on
      Troubleshooting from the results.
    • Click on Run maintenance task under System and Security.
    Method 2: Turn off Automatically enhance my photos.

    Automatic enhancements are not saved in the file and are only applied upon viewing the photo. Turning it off may help speed up the loading of photos. Here are the steps on how to turn off enhancements:

    • Open Photos.
    • Click on the three dots on the upper right part of the app and click on
    • Under Viewing and editing, turn off Automatically enhance my photos by moving the slider.
    • If you are not using OneDrive, you can also turn off Show my cloud-only content from OneDrive.

    Let us know how it goes for us to assist you further.
    Gino Des, Mar 22, 2020
  3. kormath Win User
    Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild

    Thanks Brink. I've tried those steps before i started searching Google. After the profile rebuild i don't have the Photo app listed to choose to make it default in either the system settings for default apps or the Open With option.

    I can't even find it doing a search. Seems to have been removed somehow with the profile rebuild, which doesn't make sense.

    Might be helpful to list what i've done Windows Photos too slow :) I've done the open with check, the choose default program in the system menu, tried that in device manager default programs also. I've checked the programs and features Turn windows features on/off and it's not listed there (never thought it was but that was a suggestion), searched the MS Store, it's not listed there either.

    I don't like playing in the registry unless i have defined steps and haven't found anything for this yet, just the Win7 version like in my OP.
    kormath, Mar 22, 2020
  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Windows Photos too slow

    Windows 10 Photos app slow scrolling

    Hi Amit,

    Corruptions may be the possible cause why the scroll was slow when using Photo app. To isolate your issue, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far aside from increasing the no. of lines to scroll under Mouse settings to 50?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow the steps in this
    to to scan for corruptions and restore corrupted system files. If the issue still persists, we recommend that you perform the instructions in this

    to restore Windows corruption errors.

    Feel free to post us back if you need more assistance.
    Rose Cal, Mar 22, 2020

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