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Next Windows 10 Camera app update to bring UI changes, new features, Living Images on Surface devices


Microsoft has provided details about the upcoming Windows 10 Camera app update version 2016.1016.12.0 for both PC and Mobile. Initially it will be available only for Fast Ring Insiders.

The update is major in nature and bring many new features and UI changes to the app. It also bring Living Images support for Surface devices. Microsoft also promises “a variety of performance improvements” in this update. Check the full changelog below.


Simplified, more familiar camera interface

We’ve redesigned the Camera interface for ease and accessibility. Check out some of our new features:

  • Enjoy taking photos, videos, and panoramas with our higher-contrast capture buttons.
  • Set a photo timer right from the camera dashboard with our new toggle control.
  • Get to Settings faster! Now, launch into Settings directly from the camera UI.
  • Access your camera roll with one hand from its new spot on the screen.
  • Zoom more easily with the new zoom slider.
  • Make sure you nailed the shot, with a more noticeable capture animation.
  • Change between front- and rear-facing cameras with a more prominent button control.
  • On PC, use the spacebar as a shortcut to take pictures.

Living Images

Experience the magic of living images on your Surface, now enabled on Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, and Surface 3! With living images, extend your still captures with a snippet of video. These are created automatically whenever your shots feature motion—just navigate to Settings and turn on Capture living images.

Performance improvements

This release features a variety of performance improvements to enhance your experience. We’ve added faster shot-to-shot support, improved feedback for saving large videos to SD cards, and improved camera startup time, among other improvements.

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