In another one of Microsoft’s long Building Windows 8 blog posts they talk about the Photo app in Windows 8. In the post they talk about the services that the photo app supports and how it integrates with SkyDrive. What it doesn’t talk about is how you sync your photos from other PCs on your network or a Windows Home Server.
One interesting comment that point to how Microsoft expect Windows 8 to be used:
Because Windows 8 is optimized for a landscape orientation, we designed the Photos app in the same way—to give you a view that tells the story best.
When it comes to the tablets I prefer to hold them in portrait so I am not sure how practice Windows 8 is going to be.
We take a lot of photos that end up in a lot of different places. Some are on our PCs, others end up on a photo sharing service like Flickr or Facebook, and even more are on our phones—sometimes indefinitely. How and where we store and share photos has changed and will continue to change as we take more photos, buy more devices, and share to more places with more people. What we need is one place where we can see, relive, enjoy, share, and immerse ourselves in all of them, all in one place.
All of your memories in one place
For the Windows 8 Consumer Preview we released an App Preview of the Photos app that introduced a new way to enjoy more of your photos. We realize the myriad places you have to go to see all of your photos, so we decided to bring them all to you in one place. Because you can connect your Microsoft account to services like Facebook and Flickr, you can get to all of your photos and all of those memories just by signing in to Windows 8 with your Microsoft account. Of course, the Photos app works best with our SkyDrive service, and with Windows Phone, you can automatically send all the pictures from your Phone to SkyDrive. This makes the Photos app in Windows 8 a great way to show off your photos without having to huddle around a phone. Even though you took your photos on your phone, you can easily enjoy them on your PC, just about as fast as you can take them.
Read the rest on the Building Windows 8 Blog