How Do I Trim a Video Without Losing Quality in Windows?

Are you tired of having to sit through long, unedited videos? Do you wish you could trim them down to just the highlights?

Well, you’re in luck! Trimming a video is a simple process that can be done without losing quality in Windows. In this tutorial, we’ll go over the steps to trim a video using Windows 10’s built-in Photos app.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

The first step is to open the Photos app on your Windows 10 computer. You can do this by clicking on the Start menu and typing “Photos” into the search bar. Once you see the Photos app appear, click on it to open it up.

Step 2: Import Your Video

Once you have opened the Photos app, you will need to import your video into the app. To do this, click on the “Import” button located at the top right corner of your screen. Select your video from your computer’s files and click on “Import selected.”

Step 3: Trim Your Video

Now that your video has been imported into the Photos app, it’s time to trim it down. To do this, click on your video in the app and select “Edit & Create” from the top right corner of your screen. From there, select “Trim.”

You will now see a slider appear at the bottom of your screen. This slider represents your entire video length. You can use two white handles at each end of this slider to select which part of your video you want to keep.

Simply drag these handles left or right until they encompass only what you want in your final trimmed video.


Make sure not to drag these handles too far inwards as that might result in loss of quality for that portion of trimmed video.

Step 4: Save Your Trimmed Video

Once you have trimmed your video to your desired length, it’s time to save it. Click on the “Save a copy” button located at the top right corner of your screen. From there, select “Save as” and name your video whatever you want.

You can also choose where you want to save the trimmed video on your computer.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Trimmed Video

Congratulations! You have successfully trimmed your video without losing quality in Windows 10’s Photos app. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your newly edited video.

Make sure to save the edited copy instead of overwriting original file so that you can keep the whole unedited version intact for future use.

  • Tips:
    • While trimming videos always keep in mind that shorter videos are more engaging and easy-to-digest.
    • If you want to trim multiple sections from a single video, simply repeat the steps for each section and save them with different names.
    • Trimming videos does not remove unwanted portions of audio. If needed, use a dedicated audio editor or any other software for that purpose.

Now that you know how to trim a video without losing quality in Windows 10’s Photos app, you can create engaging videos that are perfect for sharing on social media or with friends and family.