Microsoft has announced a new version of its graphics editor Paint. It has remained largely unchanged since the 90s, but will be significantly transformed by the release of Windows 11 this fall.
Windows and Devices head Panos Panay tweeted a short video showing the updated Paint. It should be admitted that the program will significantly change and become much more convenient and functional.
Here’s another @Windows 11 first look. This is the beautifully redesigned Paint app, coming soon to Windows Insiders. Can’t wait to see your creations! #Windows11 #WindowsInsiders pic.twitter.com/jiKyfqQFUV
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) August 18, 2021
The new Paint introduces a dark design mode, and the interface follows the Fluent design language ubiquitous in Windows 11. The interface elements are large enough to be usable on both mouse and keyboard computers and touch-enabled tablets. Most of the changes in the command bar: the functions “File”, “View”, “Save” and “Undo” are located in the upper left corner, and the options “Clipboard”, “Image”, “Tools”, “Brushes”, “Shapes “,” Size “and” Colors “are displayed in a general style.
Users of test builds of Windows 11 will be the first to try out the new Paint. Such builds are available for free to everyone as part of the Windows Insider program.