Microsoft has been engaged on “a contemporary spin on the basic Paint app” that principally goals to match the appear and feel of Home windows 11. MS Paint has already obtained its first correct visible overhaul in ages and Microsoft is now rolling out one other new model of Paint that refreshes the dusty previous areas.
As you’re in all probability conscious, Microsoft’s redesigned Paint makes use of issues like rounded corners and Mica. The design refresh wasn’t nearly rounded corners or Mica as the corporate added a brand new toolbar based mostly on the ideas of Workplace and the remainder of the Home windows 11 apps like Notepad.
Paint replace is generally a visible refresh, however some areas of the app nonetheless depend on Home windows 8-era code. Microsoft has confirmed that not each dialog has been up to date. Vital dialogs, like the color picker or resize device, nonetheless use the previous design with no signal of Fluent and WinUI 3.0.
Fortunately, right this moment’s MS Paint replace within the manufacturing channel goes additional in enabling WinUI components for the app. As you may see within the above and beneath screenshots, Paint now options up to date “Edit Colour”, “Resize and Skew”, and different dialogs to match the design precept of Home windows 11.
Moreover, it’s now attainable to shift-click on a color swatch to pick that color as your secondary color.
There are a number of bug fixes and enhancements on this replace. For instance, a problem has been fastened the place textual content packing containers would transfer unexpectedly when utilizing IME. Likewise, one other bug has been fastened the place some dialogs weren’t correctly localized in sure regional languages.
Final however not the least, the MS Paint replace provides improved assist for display readers.
It’s price noting the brand new Paint app is rolling out to Home windows 11 customers on the manufacturing channel (not linked to any insider program. It’s additionally fairly secure to say that this Paint app shall be pre-installed with Home windows 11 model 22H2 when the function replace launches later this yr.
Sadly, the replace doesn’t embody assist for darkish mode, one thing that was teaser final yr and by no means confirmed up when the Home windows 11 Paint app was first launched.
Along with Paint app enhancements, Microsoft additionally up to date its new Media Participant with assist for CD playback. Likewise, Media Participant replace guarantees minor enhancements to higher adapt to those modifications and enhance the expertise of drag and drop of media content material