How to Print from Photos and Other Windows 10 Apps

Windows 10 has built-in Universal apps like Photos that have evolved greatly from the modern versions in Windows 8.x and here’s how to print from them.

A lot of computer users (and IT support) despise dealing with printers and hope to see a completely paperless home and office one day. But until that magical day arrives, the fact remains, there are times when we still need to print from apps.

If you’re a new Windows 10 user and want to print from one of the new built-in Universal apps, you might not be sure what to do. Here’s a look at how to print from apps like Photos and Microsoft Edge, and a workaround to print a story from the News app.

Print from Windows 10 Photos App

When you have a photo open, select the photo you want to print, and then select the Print button at the upper-right corner and select Print from the dropdown menu. Or, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P on your keyboard.

print from photos

Then you can select the printer you want to use. And, just like normally printing in Windows, you can choose other options like saving it as a PDF or send to OneNote. You’ll also have options for how you want to manage the quality of the printout.

printing options

Printing from Other Windows 10 Universal Apps

Printing from other Windows 10 Universal Platform (UWP) is a similar experience. To print from Microsoft Edge, either hit the Ctrl + P keyboard shortcut or select the Settings and more button (three dots) and click on Print.

print edge

If you want to only print out text that you highlight on a screen, check out our article on how to print only selected text from web pages in Windows.

print selection

Workaround to Print from News app

If you don’t see any print options in other built-in Universal apps like News, you’ll need to use some type of workaround. In the News app if you find an article that you want to print out, click the Copy Link button of the app. Then you can print from your browser, and paste the link, and head to the page. Then use the Print option from the browser.

Print from the Calendar App

To print out your calendar, open the Calendar app and click the three dots in the upper-right corner. Then click on Print.

Print Calendar App

Other UWP apps will vary when it comes to printing out content. But usually, you can find the option from the More or Options button (three dots) or an actual print icon at the top.



  1. Karen Rose

    June 1, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I officially hate Windows 10—so much so that I am typing this AGAIN. What I typed first was discarded because I didn’t enter my e-mail address.
    .In the last 45 minutes, I have tried every way I could think of to print a photo from my computer. I finally gave up and looked for help, and I have attempted to use every suggestion above (that I could understand, anyway) to print from Windows Photo Viewer. Unfortunately, my photo got sent to “One Note” and there were incomprehensible screen messages at that point that told me nothing. I don’t even know what One Note is yet, and I certainly didn’t send one of the saved pictures on my computer to it.

    I was satisfied with Windows 7, but was forced to upgrade. I

    • Shirley Ward

      September 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      To Print a Picture in Windows 10. September 15, 2016

      l. Open Picture
      2. Right Click
      3. Click on OPEN WITH
      4. Click on INTERNET EXPLORER
      4. Click OK
      6. Click on Printer (small Printer ICON on TOOLBAR)
      7. PRINTS

    • Steve Harness

      July 21, 2017 at 11:55 am

      I’m with you. Every time Microsoft “Upgrades” their system it seems to lose a function to which the users had found useful and convenient. The latest problem I’ve had was that formerly I could copy and paste images directly into the text of my Hotmail messages, but now they have to be attached at the top of the message and the reader must figure out which images go with which piece of text. This change occurred suddenly and without warning. Images taken from the Internet can still be copied and pasted into the text as before, but images from my computer files can only be pasted and will not go with the message to recipients. Does Microsoft have any idea about how annoying they are making their product?

    • Steve Harness

      July 29, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Try this. It worked well for me. Go to the image you have stored on your computer and right click on it. A menu appears with “Print” as one of the options. Left click on that. Select your printer. Click on “Print”. It was simple and worked perfectly for me.

    • Charlotte Unger

      July 29, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      I totally feel your pain Karen Rose! I hate Windows 10, too! Windows 7 was the best besides Vista!

    • Julius Nepos

      October 29, 2018 at 5:47 am

      Years ago I bought Corel Photopaint after trying out a free version. It’s a cheaper version of Adobe Photoshop and made for casual users rather than Pro’s. You can do almost anything with it. I never bother with the Windows stuff except for maybe a quick viewer only.


    June 18, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I agree. I used to be able to set up a single photo to print four copies per page in order to make art cards that I hand assemble. There is NO function that communicates with my printer and allows me to do this simple task now. GRRRR.

    • Shirley Ward

      September 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      See above.

  3. Deborah Mell

    July 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    The above instructions do not go far enough to allow me to print my photos. When i click on the ‘print’ command, the printer options screen appears with a preview, but there is no way to proceed from that point. There is no ‘OK’ button or ‘Print’ button to tell the printer to finish.The options screen runs off the bottom of my computer screen, so there is the possibility that there is a button down there that I can’t see. I have tried to move the screen up or resize it to no avail.

    • Carol Grimm

      August 23, 2016 at 7:43 am

      I have the same problem as Deborah. I was able to print with no problems with Windows 7.
      After I enter the size of print I want, the printer, etc. there is not “print” box for me to touch with the mouse to get a print. The options screen runs off the bottom of my computer screen and I cannot move it up., Please tell me how to print a photo!

  4. Adele Sabbah

    July 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Same here. With 8.1 my tool bar would appear. All I had to do was click on the print button on the tool bar, select my printer, then click on “print”. And I could copy anything from my screen – even paused images from videos on Yutube! Now, Windows 10 provides no tool bar, button, nothing anywhere which allows me to print such things. As someone else also wrote, “GRRRR!”

    To answer Karen Rose’s question, though, One Note is a printer. You may simply have to select your printer if it is not a One Note. Whenever Windows 10 provides a way to print photos, that is! Good luck!

  5. Sandra

    August 9, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I too can’t figure out how to print a photo with Windows 10 photo viewer, but I can print from File Explorer if I right click on the photo and go from there.

  6. Eileen

    August 11, 2016 at 8:12 am

    This is a ridiculous programme .Like me there are many people out there who use their computer for making individual photos for scrapbooking and a lot of other artwork .Now it seems we are no longer being catered for by this company.Before windows 10 programmes worked well.Paperless offices might be find for a business but not for crafters.

  7. SHEN

    August 24, 2016 at 12:31 am


  8. Hein

    August 24, 2016 at 8:09 am

    How is it that there is still no reply on the above comments?
    We can’t get past the printer setup screen as there is no “OK” or “PRINT” button or action to take from there?

  9. Hein

    August 25, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Figured it out last night.
    If you are not seeing a “Print” button, it likely that your print dialog box is bleeding off the bottom of your screen.
    The obvious solution is to drag the window up, until you can see the button (it is located VERY low on the dialog box)
    If you can’t move the dialog up any further, change your screen res to something higher, resize the box as needed and change your screen res back.

    • Steve Harness

      July 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      No matter which way or how far I drag the window, I can see no PRINT button. I can only conclude this is some kind of cruel joke Microsoft is playing on its customers, pretending to have an “upgraded” product that is in reality completely non-functional.

    • Steve Harness

      July 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Well, I am not going to die here holding my breath for Microsoft to fix their defective software and provide an easy and workable means of printing out images I have stored in my computer on paper. Be proactive and bypass Microsoft’s cruel incompetence entirely by downloading and using free software Photoscape. It works well for all kinds of photo editing functions such as picture cropping, too.

      Download link:

      You’ll never regret having chosen function over dysfunction.

      • Steve Harness

        July 29, 2017 at 5:20 am

        My apologies to those who tried printing through PhotoScape, as I previously recommended. While this is a good image editing program, like Windows 10 does not have a functioning “Print” button.

        The good news is that I found that if you just go to the image you have stored on your computer and right click on it a menu appears with “Print” as one of the options. It seems to work perfectly. Best of luck for now.

  10. Esther

    November 20, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I do not have a canon printer…

    • Steve Krause

      November 20, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Hi Esther,

      Brian was just using his printer and screenshot as an example. Just replace the steps where he mentions is Canon with whatever you have.

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