Windows Camera is Window’s very own image and video capture utility. It was first implemented in PC’s in 2012, as prior to this there was no built-in tool for using the built-in camera or external camera on your PC. Windows Camera has been long ignored by Microsoft, The app has an uncountable number of bugs that accompany it.
Users have reported the Camera app crashing, not launching, not functioning properly and much more.
Today, Microsoft has rolled out a new update for the Windows Camera app. The new update brings some cool new features to the app. Two new shooting modes have been introduced to the app. The first shooting mode is Document mode. Document mode works exactly like Office lens. It takes a picture of a hard copy document and turns it into a digitized soft copy on your computer using presumably AI technology. We have also seen Microsoft implement this technology in Excel. The Second shooting mode is Blackboard mode. This mode scans notes marked on a blackboard and also digitizes them.
Other than this, Microsoft has also added “Bug fixes and various improvements” in the changelog of the new update. However, they have not mentioned what bugs they have exactly fixed, which is a bit concerning since users are not aware if their bugs have been fixed or not. We will keep you updated if more information is received regarding which bugs have been fixed and which have not.
The latest update is available to Insiders who are part of the Skip Ahead Ring. If you are a registered user of the Skip Ahead Ring you can download the new update from the Microsoft Store here.
If you are not a big fan of Windows Camera, you can always use a third party app for taking pictures on your PC. Beebom has made a neat little top 10 Webcam software list from which you can pick out the software that- best suits you. You can read the list here.