Microsoft brings back retired dynamic theme photos in new Windows 8 themes

A few weeks ago, we reported that Microsoft had very quietly taken down its dynamic themes for Windows 7. These themes, when installed, included a way for the user to get new photos from Microsoft via an RSS feed. Today, the company announced that, while the dynamic themes themselves are not coming back, the photos that were a part of those image collections are being offered again in a new series of Windows 8 themes.

In a post on the Microsoft Experience blog, the company says that many of the images have been put into what is being labeled as "Community Showcase" themes. One of them is Aqua, shown above, that contains a number of water-themed photos from the old Aqua dynamic theme along with some new images, while other themes include Fauna and Everyday Art.

In addition to the revival of the dynamic theme photos, there's an all-new Windows 8 theme from Microsoft to download this week called Garden Life 3, which contains some great looking flower photos; just the thing to remind those enduring a harsh winter that spring is on its way.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Microsoft

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