Windows 11’s photo app is getting a redesign again
Microsoft changed its Photos app last year to fit the aesthetics of Windows 11, but it’s already developing a new version with a slightly different appearance and a few additional tweaks.
The most visible update is a new gallery view, which allows you to look through your photographs in a different manner. According to Microsoft’s Dave Grochocki in a blog post, the redesigned interface is meant to facilitate browsing, locating, organizing, and consuming images in your collection. The new app will also enhance the “Memories” function, however, Grochocki’s blog post does not specify what is changed.
The new app does have one major drawback: you will no longer be able to utilize the previous app’s video editor. If you want to cut films, Grochocki offers Clipchamp, a video editing program that Microsoft started included in Windows 11 in March after purchasing it last year. However, if you like the way the old app operates, including its video editor, it is still available on the Microsoft Store under the name “Microsoft Photos Legacy.”
Beginning Wednesday, Windows Insiders will be able to download the revamped pictures app from the Dev Channel. According to Microsoft’s director of devices and Windows, Panos Panay, it will be available to everyone else in October.