Microsoft might have redesigned its pictures app final yr to higher match the aesthetics of Home windows 11, however now it’s testing a brand new model with a barely new look and some different enhancements.
Maybe probably the most noticeable change is a brand new gallery view, which presents a special option to flick through your pictures. In a weblog publish, Microsoft’s Dave Grochocki says that the up to date view is meant to simplify looking, discovering, managing, and consuming the pictures you’ve got in your assortment. The brand new app will even provide enhancements to the “Reminiscences” characteristic, although Grochocki’s weblog publish doesn’t element precisely what’s completely different.
The brand new app does include one huge draw back: you received’t have the ability to use the legacy app’s video editor. As a substitute, if you wish to trim movies, Grochocki recommends utilizing Clipchamp, the video enhancing app it started bundling into Home windows 11 in March after buying the app final yr. That stated, if you happen to choose the best way the legacy app works — together with its video editor — the corporate remains to be providing it on the Microsoft Retailer as “Microsoft Images Legacy.”
The redesigned pictures app will likely be accessible to Home windows Insiders within the Dev Channel starting Wednesday. It’s going to roll out to everybody else in October, based on Microsoft’s head of gadgets and Home windows Panos Panay. Maybe it would arrive concurrently a few of the new Floor gadgets revealed at Microsoft’s just-announced October twelfth occasion?
When you’re ready for the brand new pictures app, you may wish to try Microsoft’s huge replace to Home windows 11 launched on Tuesday, which added issues like enhancements to Snap Layouts and folders to the Begin menu. Tom Warren coated the discharge intimately right here.