According to the company, the new Photos app “brings a gorgeous gallery, simplifying browsing, finding, management and consumption of your collection of photos.” In this first preview, the redesigned Photos offers a new interface that moves the navigation pane to the left side of the screen, where you can access your pictures from OneDrive and folders stored locally. You even have an option to access your favorite images quickly. The main interface offers a canvas with controls to sort, filter, and change the size of thumbnail previews (with more options than the legacy app), which now uses rounded corners. At the top, you will find a search feature similar to the one in the Microsoft Store app. The Settings page has also been redesigned with a new organization, similar to the Windows 11 Settings app. It has an option to make it easier to backup your photos to OneDrive, and you see your usage quota from the service. In addition, it comes with settings to import and manage your photos from external sources such as your phone and camera. When you open a picture, you still have access to the same editing features as the legacy version of the app, but the image opens in a separate window. Unfortunately, the new Photos app no longer offers video editing capabilities since Microsoft has acquired the Clipchamp app, and it’s now pushing it as their preferred solution for video editing. The app is gradually rolling out to Insiders, but you can always use the Microsoft Store app to check for updates and download the new Photos version. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.