Users hate the new Windows 10 Photos App, want to restore the old version

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Last week, Microsoft completely revamped its Windows 10 Photos App. Users can now draw directly on pictures with various tools, customize their photos to their liking, or save doodles and apply them directly to another photo later on.

The Redmond giant also changed the app’s user interface. More specifically, the Photos App UI has a new coat of paint along with a new image and a fresh aspect that screams “clean”.

Despite Microsoft’s best intentions and efforts, users hate the new Windows 10 Photos App — and this is no exaggeration. Many consider that the new app is actually a downgraded version and don’t agree with Microsoft’s decision to remove a series of useful features.

Windows 10 users don’t get along with the new Photos App

Users complain that the new Windows 10 Photos App is limited. A series of features, such as brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, color boost, selective focus and others have disappeared. Users are puzzled and can’t understand the logic behind Microsoft’s decision. Since when is massively reducing functionality an upgrade?

The old Photos app was very easy to use, very intuitive and most importantly, users were used to it. Microsoft should have never done such a major change all of a sudden. If the company had chosen to gradually deploy these changes, maybe user feedback wouldn’t have been so fierce.

Put it back and stop fixing stuff that doesn’t need fixed!!! This is ridiculous. At least let us CHOOSE whether to update or not, but don’t just change stuff. It sucks. It’s terrible. I hate it.

Photos App users also say they had more control over their editing in the previous version. Many are tired of Microsoft’s experiments and already decided to use other photo editing tools such as Photoshop.

How to restore the old Windows 10 Photos App

You can undo unwanted system changes by reverting your computer to a previous restore point. In other words, you can roll back the update of the Photos App, provided that you had enabled a restore point on your machine.

Microsoft has yet to issue any comments on this situation. However, we’re sure that somebody must be reading the comments from this forum thread. Keep putting pressure on Microsoft and we may have the old Photos App back!

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