Redesigned Photos app for Windows 11 begins rolling out to Windows Insiders

  • Staff
Hello Windows Insiders, today we are beginning to roll out the redesigned Photos app for Windows 11 to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.



Our goal with the redesigned Photos app was to make it faster, easier, and more enjoyable for you to re-live and edit your photos on Windows 11! The redesigned Photos app includes the following changes and improvements for you to try out:

Beautiful new design: The Photos app has been redesigned to align with the new visual design of Windows 11. This includes rounded corners and Mica material across the app. The new visual design also includes updated typography styling (bolder) and new theme specific color palettes.

The beautiful new design of the Photos app on Windows 11 in dark mode.
The beautiful new design of the Photos app on Windows 11 in dark mode.

New photo viewing experience: You get gorgeous edge to edge views of your photos and all the tools you need to do basic photo editing via the updated toolbar. A new “filmstrip” now appears at the bottom of the photo viewer that shows all the items from a location and allows you to quickly jump around your photos directly within the viewer.

The new “filmstrip” at the bottom of the photo viewer allows you to quickly jump around your photos directly within the viewer.
The new “filmstrip” at the bottom of the photo viewer allows you to quickly jump around your photos directly within the viewer.

We are also introducing a new “multi-view” experience which allows you to compare photos in the same window! This is activated by selecting multiple items from the filmstrip at the bottom of the photo viewer.

The new “multi-view” experience in the photo viewer to compare photos in the same window!
The new “multi-view” experience in the photo viewer to compare photos in the same window!

You can dismiss both the photo editing toolbar and filmstrip by clicking on photo viewer to enjoy your photos in full glory. You can then browse left and right distraction-free. Simply click the screen again and both the photo editing toolbar and filmstrip will reappear.

Full edge-to-edge photo viewing with toolbar and filmstrip dismissed.
Full edge-to-edge photo viewing with toolbar and filmstrip dismissed.

Updated photo editing toolbar: The updated photo editing toolbar makes it super easy to make adjustments to your photos: crop, rotate, touch-up, view metadata, “heart” your favorites, and even draw on your photos with your mouse or a pen on supported devices.

The updated photo editing toolbar with expanded menu of options.
The updated photo editing toolbar with expanded menu of options.

The updated photo editing toolbar also gives you quick access to third party photo editors installed on your PC. If you have an image that could benefit from the whimsy of Picsart, the artistic templates and AI-powered effects of Luminar AI (coming soon to the Store), the broad tool set of tools in Adobe Photoshop Elements, the graphic design abilities of Corel PaintShop Pro, or the precision and power of Affinity Photo – you will be able to launch these editors with just one click from the Photos app, and manipulate the image you were looking at. (Some of these apps’ integrations are live now, others are coming shortly.)

Photo viewer with image metadata shown.
Photo viewer with image metadata shown.

The redesigned Photos app will make your photo viewing and editing experience on Windows 11 even better! You can let us know what you think of the redesigned Photos app via Feedback Hub under Apps > Photos.

Thanks,
Dave Grochocki, Principal Program Manager Lead – Windows Inbox Apps


Source: Redesigned Photos app for Windows 11 begins rolling out to Windows Insiders
 

Attachments

  • Photos.png
    Photos.png
    5.1 KB · Views: 0

John Pombrio

Member
VIP
Local time
11:43 PM
Posts
55
Location
Manchester CT
There was a site to download it but it is already gone for those of you like me that did not receive it. I got it and it updated to the new photos app. The file name is Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2021.21090.9002.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle
I am sure it will be available to download somewhere on the internet. I cannot load it here due to its size and besides Brink would not like it, heh. I will NOT download it to anyone if they ask. Except for Brink of course.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    built
    CPU
    i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z309-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 card
    Sound Card
    none Headphones ASUS 7.1 Surround
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ 27 inch 144Hz IPS HDR monitor
    Screen Resolution
    2560 by 1440 144 Hz with HDR 10
    Hard Drives
    2TB Samsung 980 Pro NVME, 3X Samsung 4TB 860 EVO
    PSU
    EVGA 850 Modular
    Case
    Corsair Graphite 780T
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper air
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 wired
    Internet Speed
    990Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender

John Pombrio

Member
VIP
Local time
11:43 PM
Posts
55
Location
Manchester CT
There is a download link on this page. You will not jump to a new tab but when you click on the highlighted blue link, the download will go into your default download location:

 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    built
    CPU
    i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z309-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 card
    Sound Card
    none Headphones ASUS 7.1 Surround
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ 27 inch 144Hz IPS HDR monitor
    Screen Resolution
    2560 by 1440 144 Hz with HDR 10
    Hard Drives
    2TB Samsung 980 Pro NVME, 3X Samsung 4TB 860 EVO
    PSU
    EVGA 850 Modular
    Case
    Corsair Graphite 780T
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper air
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 wired
    Internet Speed
    990Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender

BunnyJ

Python Programmer
Power User
VIP
Local time
11:43 PM
Posts
2,437
Location
Oak Ridge, TN(The Secret City)
I got it via store update. So far.. it's ok.

 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 22000.258
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 6K - E Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryze 3 3200G
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B350M-E
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHz DDR4 - 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    On motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

wpcoe

Member
Local time
10:43 PM
Posts
52
Location
Mérida, México
Is there a way to disable the filmstrip view across the bottom without going full-screen (I like to see the filename as I'm browsing a folder)? I don't like that the filmstrip is on top of (i.e. hiding) part of the photo being viewed.

Oh, wait, never mind. I just accidentally clicked on the window and the filmstrip (and the toolbar at the top) slid out of the way.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows11 version 21H2( OS Build 22000.194)
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Pro 6
    CPU
    i7 8650U
    Memory
    16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    external 24" Dell P2415Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160 on external Dell, 2736 x 1824 on SP6 screen
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD
    Browser
    Vivaldi, Edge
    Antivirus
    Avast

linw

Member
VIP
Local time
4:43 PM
Posts
53
Am I the only one who can't use this app because all the photos appear in one big jumble? Sorting by date taken just doesn't work when a good many of my photos have been scanned from old originals. Or am I missing some fundamental?

Back to Picasa then, where they are organised in folders! Just worried that one day Picasa may stop working.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 3060
    CPU
    I5-8500
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell 24 inch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    127GB NVMe SSD plus 500 GB spinner.
    Mouse
    Logitech M310t
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Win Defender
D

Deleted member 3249

Guest
I really love how the photos app is through those screenshots, it may change my mind to go back to photos over live essentials galleyr. Do wish Windows maps will see it's full potential one day with offline maps on phons or tablets :(
 

My Computer

bobkn

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
11:43 PM
Posts
418
Location
Danbury, CT, USA
There was a site to download it but it is already gone for those of you like me that did not receive it. I got it and it updated to the new photos app. The file name is Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2021.21090.9002.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle
I am sure it will be available to download somewhere on the internet. I cannot load it here due to its size and besides Brink would not like it, heh. I will NOT download it to anyone if they ask. Except for Brink of course.

I seem to have received it. The build is 2021.21090.10007.0, though.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 22000.194
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus Tuf X570 Plus Gaming
    Memory
    32GB Gskill DDR4 2800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon RX 6900 XT
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3940 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    WB Black SN850 1TB M.2 NVME SSD
    Seagate Iron Wolf 8TB
    PSU
    Seasonic SS-1250XM
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i RGB Pro XT
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 10 19044.1151
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung LU28R550UQNXZA
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    Sabrent 1 TB PCI-E 4.0 X4 NVME M.2
    4 GB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G1+
    Case
    Phanteks ENTHOO Pro M
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i RGB Pro XT
    Internet Speed
    400 Mbps
D

Deleted member 3249

Guest
The app got to me when I installed the lastet update of Windows 11 a week ago before reinstallating Windows 10 on a non supported hardware and the photos app was awesome!!
 

My Computer

dacrone

Member
Member
Local time
8:43 PM
Posts
80
if you want to have an offline installer of the new photos app:

1) go to Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.2.3) [by @rgadguard & mkuba50]
2) search for Get Paint - Microsoft Store
3) find and download
Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2021.21090.29009.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle and Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2021.21090.29009.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.BlockMap
4) run powershell as admin and run command (adjust accordingly):
add-appxpackage -path "C:\users\owner\desktop\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2021.21090.29009.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle"

launch new photos app

this works on non insider builds of windows 11. have not tested on windows 10 yet. someone else can post back on that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
Top Bottom