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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.

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      • Pankaj ShawPankaj Shaw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Where has the filmstrip view gone in 8.1? Zooming out of a photo gave a flimstrip view to quickly swipe between photos

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dude move your x rated pics to downloads and they wont show up in your pictures live tile

      • Aravind RajAravind Raj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Many things in windows phone 8 were changed to BAD in 8.1 ....
        1) Photos app...is the main one. I used to pin the Photos on start because when it opens it does not show every photo instantly in WP 8. And the live tile only shows favorite photos.
        Now in 8.1, i am scared to do that cause when the photos app opens it shows every thing(including my private moments with my gf) AND the live tile shows all that **** from whats app. I am hiding my phone now cause my friends, family would not take it by accident.

        2) And the call history.... if somebody called you 10 times and he started from morning...you only see the last call details when you look at it..... or else you have to expand it.... i kind of liked the old way.....10 calls listed in red color...wow you get that feeling that it was an important call.

      • BiswajitBiswajit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At least make the Windows 10 photos app like this: http://imgur.com/a/0CVqg

        Without the hamburger menu! Use the app bar, the pivot, with the original style metro app bar icons (the new ones are thin and aren't circled like metro buttons should be), and panoramas.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft isn't getting enough users so it wants existing users also to abandon the platform. Hub features were great, they were the heart of windows phone. We want photos hub back. Listen SATYA NADELA if is really mobile first then count all these votes and listen to the users. We are the ones who are preserving windows phone.

      • Kaiser HarukariKaiser Harukari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really? I actually prefer going directly to my photos, not having to go through some crazy panoramic interface just so I can quickly find a photo.

        I really don't think it should go back to what it was in windows phone 7. It was just horrible then in terms of functionality and how quickly you could navigate through photos.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Over 20000 votes and her i d i o t s changes the photo app. The new app is so ugly and poor with this fu cking Hamburger menu!!!

        !Every 2.entry criticized the new android UI, finally listens to your fans and customers!

      • YogeshYogesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I Support this....please restore that panorama view of photos hub...it looks so good !!!

        earlier i use to flaunt this photo view style to my brother having an iPhone !!

      • RyderRyder commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft thanks again for destroying my windows phone experience, in your quest for more sales and a better operating system you have achieved neither, in fact you are alienating those that believed in the OS. Stop ruining what was an amazingly fluid and user friendly experience. The new android-esque interfaces that are growing like cancer in WP have ruined the experience. Many of us want it back to how it was, with hubs and pivot screens. Why do you persist with these unwanted changes? If things don't revert and some of what has been taken away is restored I will be reverting to Android.

      • PertevPertev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bring back the unique panorama photo hub that makes windows phones so special. Think about it. That was the reason why nearly 30 percent of all WP costumes bought a Windows phone.

      • JamesJames commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        8.1 is such a wasted opportunity. (http://wp.me/p1fLW2-8L) All they had to do was simply add Cortana and a few extra features. No one asked them to break the music player and then ignore video playing, podcasts, audiobooks, fm playback, et al. No one asked them to remove social networking or hubs.

        We love the hubs. Restore them.

      • PertevPertev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I support his opinion. Bring back the unique and structured photo hub back.
        But not only that. Bring back the old engine layout which safe thumbnails in cache. I do not like see grey tiles how every time, when I return to the album.

      • DhananjyaDhananjya commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ya we need tat hub...the 8.1 is weak in it..the earlier album module with hub at back made a great distinct experience....nw its bad with no hub and with tat stupid ALL PHOTO FORMAT...PLS BRING TAT PHOTO HUB

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