Microsoft is also getting rid of its video editor in favor of Clipchamp.
As part of the next wave of improvements for Windows 11, Microsoft is improving the Photos app for Windows 11. Changes include a new OneDrive integration, as well as removing the video editor in favor of Clipchamp.
Some new changes for photos on Windows 11
According to Windows Blogs, Microsoft is starting to roll out a brand new Photos app for Windows 11. It’s not ready for release yet, so it’s going through the usual testing channels to make sure it’s working properly, to begin with. via the Windows Insider Dev channel.
The list of changes looks quite enticing:
- Organize your photos with a specially designed, productive and beautifully redesigned experience.
- Easily back up your photos to OneDrive and keep your memories safe.
- Celebrate a life well lived with enhanced “Memories” experiences.
- Be productive with multi-window and multi-screen.
- Easily view your OneDrive storage quota usage and add more storage.
- Import and manage your photos from external sources such as your phone and camera.
However, hidden at the bottom is a small note from Microsoft. Not long ago, the company launched a new video editing program called Clipchamp. Microsoft is confident that Clipchamp will become the new standard, so it’s removing the video editor from Photos.
Yes, you can create videos with Windows 11’s Photo app, one of its lesser-known features. And luckily, if you like the publisher, Microsoft says they’ll upload it to the Store for you to pick up. But he would really like you to check out Clipchamp instead.
A New Photo App…For Better or Worse
While the new additions to Photos sound good, the push for users to use Clipchamp is a little worrying. Microsoft hasn’t had the best track record with the app, but with this update it’s clear it wants to go all or nothing with Clipchamp.
The problem is that Clipchamp suffered hate the day it was released and forced Microsoft to implement changes to make Clipchamp less of a suck. And now that the company is directing people to the app, we have to hope that it can shape the video editor as best as possible, so it’s worth it.
Smile for the new Photos app
There’s good and bad in Microsoft’s new Photos app, but with the old video editor downloaded from the Microsoft Store, it might not be so bad. Let’s just hope Clipchamp can handle their new burden.