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  1. Do not change Photos Hub style in Windows Phone 8.1

    Please do not remove the panorama style of the photos hub currently implemented on Windows Phone 8. This is one of the few things which distinguishes the Windows Phone platform from other OS's. The new pictures app in 8.1 is just a pivot app and is disappointedly lacking in design, compared to what we have currently. At least include an option to add a background picture.

    41,995 votes
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      177 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to create albums for pictures

      We need to be able to move pictures into albums in which we name ourself on the phone

      1,850 votes
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        82 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to Mark Photos as Private or Hidden

        We should be able to mark some photos Private or Hidden so others don't see all our photos when browsing on our phone.

        457 votes
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          21 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sync all photo albums to onedrive

          Currently, only photos taken with the camera (and subsequently stored in the Camera Roll album) are uploaded automatically to OneDrive.

          Adding the ability to sync photos from other albums - for example, those in the Screenshot album - would make it significantly easier to access the files on other devices for editing or viewing purposes.

          In Windows Phone 8.1 (developer preview), the option to "sync to SkyDrive" (Now OneDrive) has been removed from the contextual image menu - meaning you need to manually open the OneDrive app, and select any images from other albums to ensure that they're uploaded -…

          351 votes
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            13 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Proper sync for Photos backup to Onedrive

            It has been reported that photo backup to onedrive can silently fail, especially in case of bad wi-fi connection.
            WP should either fix that problem or provide a "Sync all" feature in the Photos app that 1) checks all Albums for any photo/video that has not been backed up and uploads it to Onedrive; 2) does not create duplicates in Onedrive.

            (see: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wpdp-wpcamera/some-photos-skipped-by-onedrive-backup-upload-how/90b8b77d-7ef2-435c-9fa1-2550faf5bf53 )

            349 votes
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              28 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 242 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow sharing of pictures at S, M, L and full resolution

                [Coming from a Nokia Lumia 920 user]

                Currently, pictures are automatically downsized when sharing via email, MMS, etc.

                Sharing full resolution pictures directly from the phone is impossible. They either have to be uploaded to SkyDrive first, or transferred to a PC.

                Apple iPhones and Blackberry smartphones have been allowing users the option of resizing pictures on-the-fly when sharing and this makes the most sense.

                Nokia touts it's wonderful cameras, but it's incredibly frustrating if sharing your favorite pictures takes so many steps. All you need is one additional prompt to make photo sharing 10 times more powerful on Windows…

                102 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Picture Hub in WP7 to have sort by name feature

                  Windows phone to have "sort by name" feature and not just date taken. Its funny how Zune has that ability but the phone doesn't.

                  87 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Upload Photo to Facebook Album

                    Currently I can upload photos to Facebook, but if I want to upload a photo to a specific album I have to use Facebook app.

                    80 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Picture Que for Pictures Hub

                      The ability to choose CERTAIN photos to cycle on the Pictures Hub on the home screen.

                      69 votes
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                        14 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back the "Upload to SkyDrive [OneDrive]" option in the gallery.

                        In Windows Phone 8.1, the "upload to SkyDrive" feature has been removed. Now, we have to manually go to the application OneDrive, choose a folder, and upload manually. To make matters worse, we have to select picture by picture, we can not select multiple items at once.

                        So, put the option to upload images again, as before. I want to be able to upload images in the background.

                        66 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "share with.." twitter to use twitpic etc not skydrive to host tweeted pics

                          When pressing "Share with..." on a pic in Mango you can select Twitter, however, it uses Skydrive to upload the photo which can't be previewed.

                          63 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 59 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add GPS information to DNG RAW Picture Files

                              Adding GPS information on DNG files will let outdoor and nature photographers to map their RAW pictures on Lightroom, Aperture or other pictures catalog and processing software, most of the photographers prefer to process the RAW file rather than the smaller JPG file.

                              57 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Quality and folder setting for skydrive picture upload

                                Recent windows phones have nice cameras, but can only upload to skydrive in 720px to a default folder; I want a quality & folder settings

                                56 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Picture Upload to Skydrive

                                  Allow the user to select the folder on Skydrive wo which the picture should be uploaded to

                                  55 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Google+ as an option to Share...

                                    Right now, I can share a picture from the picture hub with Facebook, Flickr, SkyDrive, Twitter, and through email. Need to also be able to post/share the picture on Google+.

                                    55 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Screenshot for Windows Phone 7.8

                                      Good afternoon, I wanted to tell you a proposal. It would be interesting to capture screen with Windows Phone 7, especially the update 7.8, which I thought was great. I think there is an absence of a mobile application in a similar range is present. I think that would add points to your already in itself is Unexpected gem.

                                      Thank you very much. Successes.

                                      53 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • View details in image viewer

                                        It should be possible to view some details about images through the image viewer. At a bare minimum it should be possible to see the file name as well as the date and time when the picture was taken. But also other details, like full EXIF info should be accessible.

                                        47 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add option to hide SkyDrive (OneDrive) Camera Backup albums from Pictures Hub.

                                          Add option to hide Camera Backup albums from Pictures Hub so I won't have duplicate pictures.

                                          45 votes
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