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Windows Camera Receives Blackboard and Document Shooting Modes

A month after preview, Windows Camera is borrowing Blackboard and Document from Office Lens as two new shooting modes.


Back in March, rolled out a new update for the Windows Camera application. The release added two new shooting modes to the native experience. Today, Microsoft is now bringing the update out of preview and sending it out to all users.

The release brings Windows Camera up to version 2019.124.60, which is updating automatically. Before getting into the details, let's have a look at the official changelog from Microsoft:

  • New shooting modes – Two new shooting modes have been added- Document and Blackboard.
  • Bug fixes and various improvements.

Microsoft is merging some features into Windows Camera. Blackboard is known as Whiteboard on Lens and is now available on the camera app.

Whiteboard was launched by Microsoft early in 2018. The app is a collaborative service that works with inking features within Microsoft Office. Users can write content on the screen and share it with multiple users on other devices.

Last year, Microsoft brought a rotation ability to the camera application on Windows 10. It is now possible to rotate the camera 90 °, 180 ° or 270 ° before taking pictures or recording videos.

Furthermore, the update also introduced the ability to take a picture simply by holding down the camera button.

Camera App

As mentioned, the latest update for the app is arriving for users automatically. Still you can check out the Windows Camera app by visiting the Microsoft Store here. Among the features available on the app are:

  • Automatically back up your pictures so you can get to them on all your devices via OneDrive.
  • Pause and resume while you record video to help stitch together separate moments.
  • Jump into the picture by using the photo timer.
  • Compose the perfect shot using the framing grid.
  • Set the camera to capture either a rapid burst of shots or a video when you press and hold the on-screen shutter button.
  • For pro controls, drag the shutter button toward the center and adjust the dials for brightness and more.
Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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