Microsoft was off to a great begin with Home windows 10 early on by providing free upgrades to anybody on older variations of the platform. It burned numerous that goodwill with its heavy-handed makes an attempt to get everybody to improve. Maybe that made everybody hyper-conscious of Microsoft’s replace strategy, as a result of a comparatively minor app replace not too long ago sparked a torrent of damaging evaluations within the Microsoft Retailer. You realize individuals have to be upset once they’re going to the difficulty of leaving evaluations within the Microsoft Retailer.
The app in query is known as merely “Images Add-on,” and it’s just about what you’d anticipate from the identify–it’s an add-on for the Home windows Images app. The app description doesn’t make the performance clear in any respect, although. “Images app downloadable content material for all customers,” is all the data you get.
As quickly as this new app appeared a number of days in the past, Home windows customers took to the Retailer to vent their frustration. The evaluate titles embody titles like “Put in With out Permission” and “Didn’t ask for this, can’t uninstall it.” The itemizing is at present sitting at two out of 5 stars, with greater than 100 one-star evaluations. Numerous newer evaluations try and calm the mob by declaring it’s simply an add-on for Images.
So, what’s the level of this app within the first place? It’s mainly a brand new module for Images that manages downloadable content material (the official identify of the app is Images.DLC.Fundamental). Microsoft first talked in regards to the add-on mannequin for images at Construct 2016, however apparently it has solely now began implementing add-ons. The objective is to make extra options like filters and 3D results out there in Images through downloadable modules. The Images Add-on enabled the promised assist for these. Actually, it seems like Microsoft is rolling out some options through the brand new plug-in on units working preview builds of the upcoming Fall Creators Replace. Extra apps with downloadable content material may very well be launched later, however Images is the one one for now.
Whereas the shop web page listing a complete dimension of over 400MB, the ultimate put in dimension seems to be round 150MB. You’ve most likely bought that a lot to spare. It’s not unreasonable to be aggravated at Microsoft including bloat to your machine, however it’s simply an replace to a pre-installed app. Nonetheless, this seems dangerous, and Microsoft ought to be higher at anticipating such issues. Hopefully, it plans a little bit higher for the subsequent add-on rollout.