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They'll all be available for Windows 8.1 on October 18

Just a couple days ahead of Windows 8.1's release, Microsoft is unveiling its new built-in creative apps for photos, movies and paint.

Microsoft announced the new and improved apps today for Windows 8.1, which include Photos, Camera, Movie Moments, and Fresh Paint.

In Photos, Windows 8.1 will allow for editing improvements like the ability to select auto fix for various different corrections. There are also options like color enhance (which lets you brighten or darken specific areas in photos), retouch, red-eye removal and manual cropping. 

Also, the Facebook and Flickr integration you saw in the Photos app for Windows 8 is gone in Windows 8.1. 

The camera is seeing a few changes in Windows 8.1 as well. For instance, it's now accessible through a simple swipe of the lockscreen. Also, a new panorama feature uses Microsoft’s Photosynth tech to bring many images together. Aside from that, you can now take photos during video capture, and there's a new Photo Loop feature that continuously takes pictures once the Camera app is loaded and a menu is used to rewind through the photos. 

Paint also got a new coat of paint in Fresh Paint. It has new features like watercolor rendering, a new graphite pencil set, new brushes and improved stylus pressure for a more realistic creative setting.

Lets move on to movies. The Movie Moments app is a very simplified version of Movie Maker, only allowing for basic editing like music, effects and captions. Also, customization in the app is limited.

The built-in Photos and Camera apps will see these changes immediately during the Windows 8.1 roll out, but the updated Fresh Paint and Movie Moments will make their way to the Windows Store on October 18. 

Source: Windows Blog

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For kids ?
By max_payne on 10/16/2013 5:56:14 PM , Rating: 2
Is that stuff for kindergarten ? Is Microsoft design team now directed by ten years old chicks or what ?

RE: For kids ?
By Argon18 on 10/17/2013 12:13:31 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah, bright colors, big squares, dumbed down interfaces, all new Microsoft products are targeting elementary school children. Grown ups and those who have any technical expertise will choose a better product, Linux or OSX, for example.

RE: For kids ?
By KiwiTT on 10/17/2013 1:56:37 PM , Rating: 2
Windows 8 always looked "Playskol like", this confirms it. Sticking with my Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.

RE: For kids ?
By BZDTemp on 10/18/2013 1:19:56 PM , Rating: 3
Nothing wrong with software so easy it can be sued by kids. Especially since not just kids but also all those that do not wanna bother spending any more time than absolutely needed to do mundane tasks.

Making easy to use apps isn't keeping anyone from using Photoshop to edit their pictures. Besides it is not like Microsoft isn't making loads of other things.

Desktop or Smart Phone
By Captaindon130 on 10/16/2013 5:46:08 PM , Rating: 2
I am confused. Is this article about the apps on the smart phone or the apps on the desktop?

RE: Desktop or Smart Phone
By Captain Orgazmo on 10/16/2013 9:11:20 PM , Rating: 1
It must be for the mobile version.

Yet another terrible article by MS Word Auto-Summarize AKA Tiffany Kaiser.

Pip-Boy 3000
By geekman1024 on 10/16/2013 9:29:54 PM , Rating: 2
Dear Microsoft,

Why don't you ditch Windows 8 and work with Bathesda Softworks, and give us Windows 9 with Pip-Boy 3000 theme? You can call it Windows Vault-Tec if you like.

That would be 100000x radioactively cooler than you current stupid art style.

Yours sincerely,
A Customer.

Fresh Paint
By Flunk on 10/16/13, Rating: -1
RE: Fresh Paint
By inighthawki on 10/16/2013 2:53:15 PM , Rating: 2
If you read the source article it states that Fresh Paint is getting a big update, it does not claim to be a "new" app. Also, neither are Camera and Photos, so I'm not exactly clear on what you were getting at there...

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