Microsoft announces ‘Gallery’ for Windows users to access their photo collections


Are you Windows 11 operating system user? Well, here’s some good news for you. Microsoft is testing a new feature called ‘Gallery’. This new feature will make it easier for users to access their photos in the Windows 11 operating system. The under-testing ‘Gallery’ feature can be quickly accessed through File Explorer’s navigation panel.

The default content that will be available on ‘Gallery’ is what we currently see in the All Photos view in the Photos app. Furthermore, ‘Gallery’ will allow users to make some additional customizations to the source files and folders. Users can choose which folders to be shown in the gallery via the Collections dropdown. In addition, they can also add subfolders of existing sources to filter subsets of their content, such as desktop backgrounds and SD card/camera imports.

The new feature for Windows 11 even offers the option of integrating your phone with it via OneDrive. “Gallery is optimized for accessing your recently taken photos. If you have a OneDrive Camera Roll backup set up on your phone, photos you’ve taken will automatically appear at the top of the view,” Microsoft said. said in a blog post.

In addition, ‘Gallery’ simplifies the way users select photos for attachment or upload. Gallery works too file selection dialogbrings the same ease of use in situations like inserting attachments, creating PowerPoint decks, or crafting social media posts,” Microsoft added.

The feature is currently being rolled out to some testers via Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23435 and is not available to all Insiders on the Dev channel as the tech giant works to monitor feedback before rolling it out to everyone. are planning.

What else is on the cards?

Microsoft is exploring new badging on the Start menu, along with a number of new treatments for users who log in with local user accounts, to highlight the benefits of signing in with a Microsoft Account (MSA). In addition, it’s making significant changes to the way Windows manages which apps open specific files by default, and how users can pin programs to their Start menu on the taskbar or desktop.

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