Microsoft is Reworking the Photos App in Windows 10

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       06 Oct 2016 #1

    Microsoft is Reworking the Photos App in Windows 10

    Windows 10 users on the Windows Insider Fast ring can take an early peek at a visual reworking of the Photos app which ditches the hamburger menu navigation and offers a cleaner look and feel.

    It’s not clear yet whether this change marks a wholesale move away from the hamburger menu, which is unnecessarily controversial in some circles. But I think not: For this app, especially, being able to easily navigate between its limited set of views is in fact better served by the new tab-based design.

    To understand the change, here’s what the Photos app currently looks like in Windows 10. As you can see, it sports a dark theme and uses a collapsible hamburger menu on the left for navigation.

    But if you’re a Windows Insider on the Fast ring, you can update to a coming updated version of the app that offers two major, obvious changes: There’s new, tab-based navigation, where the three main views—Collection, Albums, and Folders—are always visible and available. And, like most other in-box apps in Windows 10, it now correctly supports the OS theme and lets you manually switch between dark and light modes...

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    UPDATE: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942 for PC on Fast ring
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Oct 2016 at 12:34.
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  2.    06 Oct 2016 #1

    I hope they fix the live tile. A user cannot control what pics it shows here and much of the time the picture just stops necessitating switching live tile off and on again
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  3.    07 Oct 2016 #2

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I hope they fix the live tile. A user cannot control what pics it shows here and much of the time the picture just stops necessitating switching live tile off and on again
    Hmm, I'm thinking that could end up being embarrassing for some users.

    I never use that App and unpin it.
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       19 Oct 2016 #3

    Windows 10 Mobile public release already has the tab-based navigation in Photos and it works without any problems (on my Lumia 950 XL) so its surprising that Windows 10 doesn't have it yet - it's usually Mobile that gets changes last.
    The 'old' hamburger style does not give me any problems on my PC or tablette but I prefer the tab navigation.
    I like the picture changing and not being a fixed set - that way I see photos that I had forgotten!
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  5. Gas's Avatar
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    WINDOWS 10 PRO Updated to last Build
       19 Oct 2016 #4

    I like the App, it's great and very fast as a viewer for RAW pictures, but the current release is not color space aware ( as it is the old photo viewer) and it shows photos assuming they are in sRGB color space and it does oversaturate when watching photos with a wide gamut capable monitor, I hope they will correct this issue.
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  6.    19 Oct 2016 #5

    BUT, where is the facility to add captions??? Can't believe that this isn't catered for.
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