Windows 11’s photo app finally gets a tasty new look

Windows 11's photo app finally gets a tasty new look

Windows 11 will get a new Photos app, according to Microsoft’s Panos Panay. In a tweet, Panay said “pumped to share another #Windows11 first look with you – the beautifully redesigned #PhotosApp is coming soon to #WindowsInsiders”. His tweet contains a short video showing a redesigned app that seems to boast a lot of improvements over its Windows 10 relative.

If I’m being honest, this is a very overdue upgrade to Windows. With companies like Google and Apple owning big smartphone platforms it’s perhaps not a surprise that they’ve arguably done more with images than Microsoft. But hundreds of millions of people use PCs and love photos, and they deserve a better standard app than is currently bundled.