One of our favorite photography apps, Nokia Camera, just received an update for its beta. Nokia released Camera Beta in mid-December. It’s a great app to see what Nokia plans on introducing into the regular Nokia Camera app. You can think of it as a sneak preview for new features. Today we’re looking at a new update with those new features.
Nokia Camera Beta received an update a little over a month ago that introduced DNG capture for the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520. Today we’re looking at version 188.8.131.52 in the Windows Phone Store. No changelog was listed in the app description, but some new features do stand out.
The latest version of Nokia Camera Beta introduces a redesigned photo library. If you head into the photo library from the app you’ll notice a few aesthetic and functional changes to the app. No longer does it show “open in Nokia Camera” or the app bar.
Instead you’ll need to tap the photo to bring up the UI. Doing so shows a few new options. You can tap “reframe” to quickly readjust/realign the photo. When you tap that photo you’re also able to quickly delete, share, or edit the selected photo. Clicking edit will open Nokia Creative Studio.
Before and after
Another change in in the redesigned photo library is that videos will automatically play right there. You can pause the video by tapping to bring up playback controls or continue browsing the photo library.
Let us know below in the comments if you notice any other changes to Nokia Camera Beta.
In the meantime, head to the Windows Phone Store to get Nokia Camera Beta.
Thanks for the tip Peter M. and Tor Arne V!