Panos Panay’s latest Windows 11 tease is a “beautiful redesigned” Photos app

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Panos Panay just keeps on pumping out the teasers for redesigned Windows 11 apps. This time around, he’s showcasing a “beautifully redesigned” Photos app, which he again says is coming soon to Windows Insiders.

Once again, this short 18-second clip doesn’t expose much other than some rounded corners and a cleaner user interface. Overall, it still resembles the Windows 10 photos app on the surface, with some smaller changes and no new features. You can have a peek below at the teaser and be the judge for yourself.

We spotted just a couple of changes from these few seconds. First off, Microsoft looks to have slimmed down the user interface a bit. Controls for editing images, creating collages and slideshows are more compact and in line with Windows 11’s design language. Even the information pane has been changed so that it sits on the side and gives you quick access to location, camera, and other associated information from the photo you’re editing.

There’s also an improved cropping menu, which takes the image full screen and drops out the sidebar in favor of controls at the top of the screen. Overall, though, the app does feel the same as what we’ve seen in Windows 10 so far with no added features

So far, this is the fourth app that Panos Panay has teased. The first was the redesigned snipping tool, the second the new Alarms app, and the third, a new paint app. Microsoft has only delivered on two of these apps so far, rolling out Alarms and Focus Sessions, as well as the Snipping tool.

What do you think of the new photos app? Do you like the new coat of paint? Or do you prefer Microsoft to add more features? Let us know in the comments below.