We took our first look at Microsoft’s new Paint app in Windows 11 in August, and now if you’re a Windows insider on the dev channel, you can try it out for yourself. If you don’t want to run Windows 11 beta, you can see some app screenshots.
The new Windows 11 Paint app
Microsoft Calls the new paint app in Windows 11 is a “modern variant of the classic app”. It has a cleaner user interface that fits the overall look and feel of Windows 11 perfectly. That means it has rounded corners, mica, and all of the other design sensitivities of Windows 11.
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You will notice the simplified toolbar at the top of the window. It has new icon designs and drop-down menus with all the tools. There you will find all of the brushes, stroke size adjustments, and the option to flip and rotate images.
Windows 11’s Paint app also includes a new text tool that looks pretty solid. Of course, it’s not as robust as the text tools offered by something like Photoshop, but it looks like it can handle basic word problems well enough.
The future of the paint app
In addition to releasing the paint app for the dev channel, Microsoft talked about future updates. The company plans to listen to user feedback by adding a dark theme, centered canvas, and updated dialog. It hasn’t said when these features will be added, but they sound like promising changes that will make Paint even better.
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