Could the Spot Fix Tool in Windows 11 Photos be gone forever?

by Loredana Harsana
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  • Users are complaining on forums that Microsoft has removed the Spot Fix function from Photos.
  • The Red Eye function also appears to have been removed.
  • Microsoft has been updating its apps and this could be part of the newly revamped features.
Photos app

First, the good news: yes, Photos has a richer set of editing tools now. The new app’s interface is more in line with the Photos app on iPhone, which isn’t necessarily better but does at least allow you to work quickly and intuitively. 

While it doesn’t yet have all of the features of its desktop counterpart (there are no tilt-shift or panorama tools, for example), it’s not far off either — especially if you don’t mind working in the much-maligned Photos for iOS.

Now, onto some not-so-good news, the Spot Fix feature may have been removed for good. If you don’t rely on Spot Fix a lot, you can still enjoy the features that the Photos app in Windows 11 has to offer.

What does Spot Fix do?

One of the most useful features of Photos is its ability to correct the exposure and color of an image. However, in Windows 11, it appears that Microsoft has removed this feature from Photos.

When you’re taking photos, it’s easy to end up with some unwanted elements that you wish were different. Maybe you’ve got some red-eye in a photo of your pet, or a distracting person walking through the shot.

Perhaps there’s a light leak causing a big white spot on an otherwise great photo. The quickest fix for many of these issues is the new Spot fix tool and the Red Eye feature.

If you are in the market for another photo editing tool or software, we have a comprehensive guide on some of the best photo editing software.

Is Spot Fix gone for good?

If you are a fan of the Spot Fix feature, you will have to find another tool or application to help you while editing because it is no longer available on the Photos app.

Judging from the reaction on Twitter, users aren’t too happy with the move to remove a fan-favorite feature.

Spot Fix isn’t the only feature that was axed as it appears that the Red Eye feature is also missing.

The company has not released an official statement about why it decided to remove those two Photo editing functions from the Photos app.

Perhaps the Spot Fix was not a regularly used tool and you can do without it, feel free to check out our guide on how to fix Photos app not working Windows 11 if you encounter any problems.

What do you think of Microsoft’s move to remove the Spot Fix function? Let us know in the comments section below.

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