Windows 11 gets a redesigned Photos app
Windows 11 gets a redesigned Photos app

Microsoft has started testing a new Photos app for Windows 11. Like many other parts of Windows, the Photos app has been redesigned to fit the new operating system, with some minor tweaks for clicking a bunch of photos or videos.

The biggest innovation is the new movie strip at the bottom of the image viewer. Shows small thumbnails of all the photos in a specific folder, group, or album.

This makes it easier to navigate between them or select multiple images to access the new multi-view interface.

Multi View is a new feature that allows you to compare a set of images in a single window. This is useful when you have a lot of similar photos and you want to quickly choose which ones you want to keep or delete.

However, the Photos app in Windows 10 does not have a particularly busy user interface. Microsoft made some simplifications in Windows 11.

You can close the new photo bar or photo editing toolbar by clicking the photo and scrolling through the photos without getting distracted by the user interface. This is activated by selecting several items in the image bar at the bottom of the image viewer.

An updated photo editing toolbar makes it easier to customize photos and includes additional features. For example, you can crop, rotate, view metadata like your favorite photos, and even draw over photos with your mouse or stylus on supported devices.

Windows 11 includes the new Photos app

Microsoft has added quick access to third-party photo editors installed on the device.

This is achieved through extensions. Applications such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel PaintShip Pro, and Affinity Photo support this integration. It's all about using artistic models, AI-powered effects, and a wide range of graphic design tools and features.

The company did not fix the video cutter. If you record video at 60 frames per second and use the crop tool in the new Windows 11 Photos app, you will still get 30 frames per second.

This app is still in beta. Thus, the situation may change if it is fully available in Windows 11.

With the redesigned Photos app, we want to make viewing and editing photos on Windows 11 faster, easier and more interesting. The redesigned Photos app includes many changes and improvements for you to experience.

It appears that the company is planning to roll it out to Windows 11 users after its launch on October 5th. If you are a developer channel new OS tester, you can now use the updated Photos app to test.

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