The new Microsoft Paint in Windows 7 is wonderful. Gone are pixelated art. Microsoft Paint upgrades are now looks pretty for simple image manipulation. Of course, if you’re asking for more, Microsoft Paint still lacks the features of GIMP and Photoshop but it’s got decent at least. As you can see it has adopted Microsoft Office’s ribbon interface.

Microsoft paint in Windows 7 overview

Microsoft paint in Windows 7 overview

I painted a tree as I would have during kindergarten. I love trees so long as they don’t come with chameleons.

Microsoft paint in Windows 7 lets you choose some brushes

Microsoft paint in Windows 7 lets you choose some brushes

The new brush feature is great. I choose water color. There’s others to play with.

And some shapes too.

And some shapes too.

Simple shapes kinda remind me of Microsoft Office, still cool of course.

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You can also view grids and ruler in Microsoft Paint

You can also view grids and rular in Microsoft Paint

I never like rulers and grids. Found them too restrictive but it’s there so…

Here are the formats you can save as in Microsoft Paint

Here are the formats you can save as in Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint lets you save in common image formats. I should highlight that the default save is PNG.

All in all, Microsoft Paint in Windows 7 is definitely an improvement. In the previous versions of Windows (even in Vista), Windows Paint is rather limited. This makes any form of improvement a significant one. I wouldn’t say it’s genius but let’s just say you would see me paint with Microsoft Paint a lot more from now on. Love the look and feel.

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