Windows 10: Photo App shows the same 5 pictures all the time


  1. Posts : 2
    Linux, Windows 10, Windows 7, Vista, XP
       20 May 2016 #1

    Photo App shows the same 5 pictures all the time


    What's with Photo App live tile? It keeps showing the same 5 photos.

    Ron
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  2. Posts : 2,724
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       21 May 2016 #2

    In the Photo App settings you can choose to show either a single picture or recent photos. If you have recent photos selected it will show the most recent ones and then if you add more it should change to these newer pictures provided they have a more recent date associated with the image file.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Linux, Windows 10, Windows 7, Vista, XP
    Thread Starter
       21 May 2016 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    In the Photo App settings you can choose to show either a single picture or recent photos. If you have recent photos selected it will show the most recent ones and then if you add more it should change to these newer pictures provided they have a more recent date associated with the image file.
    Phil,
    The definitive word in your reply is "SHOULD". But, in actuality, this is not what happens.

    I studied the Photo App on 3 different computers. The first was Windows 8.1 where the Photo App flips endless photos from the chosen folders. The second was Windows 10 where the Photo App flips the same 5 pictures; not necessarily the most recent. Also, when I selected the option to include the OneDrive Picture folder, which was empty, it resulted in no photos shown at all. Finally, I looked at my computer which is Windows 10 Insider Build 14342. Again, Photo App flipped only 5 pictures. They were from Apr, March, Feb 2016, Dec 2015 and June 2014. I have several more recent photos including some I added today. Also, selecting the OneDrive Pictures folder made no difference; the same 5 pictures flipped.

    So, what purpose does the live option of the Photo App serve if it can only handle 5 random photos? And why is it limited to 5 which appear to be cached somewhere?
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  4.    21 May 2016 #4

    It's pretty lousy tile. Mine works ok in as much as 5 show and they seem to be more recent - but there is no control over it and it seems pretty random. Much preferred the old Windows 7 photo gallery gadget
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