If you are using the Photos app on Windows 10 or 11 to make quick and simple crop changes but have noticed that they aren’t saving. This article will take you through several different troubleshooting steps you can use to fix the Windows Photos app crop saving problem.

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The Photos app on Windows 10 and 11 is one of the most useful and problem-free apps on the entire operating system. It has a clean easy to use and follow interface that isn’t overcrowded with features most people will never use. As well as being just the right amount of useful, it’s also the most stable app on the operating system. It isn’t entirely problem-free though, as you’ve just recently found out.

When making crop changes and other minor adjustments to photos and images using the Windows photos app you’ve probably noticed that not all of the changes apply/save. Especially changes to the image crop. Even if you are only having problems with the occasional image crop not saving the steps shown in this guide will help you solve the problem and get the Windows Photos app working correctly again.

How do you fix the Photos app not saving crop changes on Windows 11 & 10?

One of the quickest and easiest fixes for this problem is to run the Windows app troubleshooter. This works better on Windows 11 than 10 but you should still try to run it on Windows 10 anyway.

  • First, open Settings by pressing the Windows Key + I then click Troubleshoot in the central pane.
  • Next, expand Other troubleshooters, then click Run next to Windows Store Apps.

How to fix the Windows Photos App not saving crop changes.

Now just wait for the troubleshooter to run through all its checks. Hopefully, when it completes it will have solved the Photos app crop saving issue.

Uninstall the last Windows update.

Depending on when this issue started for you, you may wish to uninstall the latest Windows update. If you suspect the issue started around the time of your last Windows update just uninstall the update and check to see if the problem goes away. If you aren’t sure how to do this check out the article below.

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Repair or Reset the Windows Photos app to fix image cropping now saving.

If nothing so far has helped solve this problem, you need to Repair and/or Reset the Windows Photos app. If you haven’t done this before, follow the steps shown below.

  • First, open the Settings app on your computer, then go to Apps, and find Microsoft Photos.
  • Next, click Advanced Options, then scroll down the list and click Repair (let it repair).
  • If Repairing the Microsoft Photos app doesn’t work, repeat the same process, however, this time, click Reset (let it reset).

Fix the Windows Photos App not saving crop changes.

Try running the Windows SFC command.

  • First type CMD into the Start menu then right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  • When you have Command Prompt open type the following command into Command Prompt and press Enter.

sfc /scannow

Fix the Windows Photos App not saving crop changes

It may take some time to complete so be patient. If any errors are found they should be repaired automatically. If it doesn’t complete properly Restart your computer in Safe Mode and repeat the process.

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If the SFC tool returned an error message, open Command Prompt as Administrator, then enter the following commands in order.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

How to fix the Windows Photos App not saving crop changes solution