The Windows 8.1 Photos app offers some basic photo editing tools not found in the Windows 8 Photos app. Follow these steps to crop a photo in the Windows 8.1 Photos app.
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Windows 8.1 comes with three apps for working with visual media. These are the Photos app, Video app, and Camera app, all available from the Start screen. The Photos app lets you access your pictures, create folders for managing those pictures, and edit the pictures you keep. The Video app lets you access your personal videos (perhaps those you’ve taken with your digital camera), other types of video media you own, and offers access to the Xbox Video store where you can rent or buy movies and TV shows. The Camera app lets you take pictures and video directly from your device (provided that your device includes a camera). Pictures and videos you take with the camera appear in the Pictures folder, and you can view them from the Photos app.
If you have pictures saved to your computer in the Pictures library or subfolders therein, you’ll see them when you open the Photos app. If you’ve already created subfolders in the Pictures folder to organize your pictures, you’ll see those subfolders too. You might see a combination of single pictures and subfolders.
From the Start screen, click the Photos tile. The tile might be live and show images on it.
Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen (move your cursor to see it), to scroll through what’s available.
Click any single picture to view it in full-screen mode.
If there are no single pictures available (but there are subfolders):
Click any subfolder to open it.
Click any picture to view.
Click the screen.
Click the Back arrow that appears in the top-left portion of the screen to return to the previous view.
Click the Back arrow again if necessary.
Three years ago, Nepal temporarily suspended international adoptions because children were fraudulently identified as orphans and placed for adoption abroad without parental consent. Although adoptions resumed under new rules, The Hague Conference on Private International Law has recommended that adoptions be suspended once again because of continued abuses.
The children are often taken from parents under false pretenses of providing the minors with a better education and a higher standard of living. The children are then marketed as orphans available for adoption by couples residing in other countries.
Most adoptees end up in Western Europe or the United States. Many are separated from their siblings in the process.
Although separated from their parents, these children may be lucky in comparison to some of their counterparts. Some minor boys and girls are trafficked from Nepal for commercial sexual exploitation in brothels located in New Delhi and Mumbai.
Child trafficking, whether for profit or under the pretense of improving lives, is unacceptable. It is endemic of larger socio-economic issues underlying the abandonment of children by their parents within Nepal. According to Swiss charity Terre des hommes, more than sixty (60%) percent of children living in Nepalese orphanages have living parents.
In the short term, Nepal’s government should suspend international adoptions once again until it can create a workable mechanism that prevents children from being adopted without parental consent. To alleviate the problem long-term, the standard of living must improve to a point where parents can afford to keep and raise their children rather than selling or abandoning them to an unknowable and threatening future as a trafficked child.
Nepal 'should suspend' adoptions, BBC News (Feb. 4, 2010)
Case study: Nepali boy adopted in France, BBC News (Feb. 4, 2010)
Experts urge Nepal to ban international adoptions, AFP (Feb. 4, 2010)
U.S. report says natural disasters made more children at risk of exploitation in 2005, AP Worldstream (Sep. 7, 2006)