Redmond today started testing a new update for the Windows Camera update in Windows 10. The company is making some important changes to the core of the app to enable future innovation, and introduce some UX changes. The update is quite major, which is why it’s being tested with Windows Insiders fast, but it’ll be pushed out to everyone later on.
In a blog post, Microsoft said that the company made some core architecture changes to the app to remove some cluttered, complex parts of the app behind the scenes which made it difficult for the company to update the app and new features. The architectural changes will now allow the engineers to iterate faster, enabling them to introduce new features more quickly — at least according to the firm.
The architectural changes are already allowing Microsoft to introduce some neat changes to the app. First up, it can now work with multiple attached cameras simultaneously, letting you use multiple cameras at the same time. User experience wise, it can now remember the last camera and scene used when you start up the app, comes with a more reliable brightness slider, and features more photo resolution and aspect ratios for videos, reports Aggiornamenti Lumia. The architectural changes did require Microsoft to get rid of some features, including the swipe gesture on the capture button to show all sliders, and the ability to switch between scenes through the capture button. Not too much of a big deal if the changes do, indeed, make way for more features going forward.