Microsoft has launched a redesigned version of Paint to Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel, just days before the Windows 11 launch on October 5.
The toolbars, menus, and buttons have been updated to match the new Windows 11 user interface. With Microsoft’s Fluent Design we are going to see a refreshed Paint app icon and the edges of the window will be rounded.
Meet redesigned Paint for Windows 11
The Paint app is no longer included in the operating system by default, but it can be downloaded and updated from the Microsoft Store.
Paint, the popular painting software that has been available since Windows 3.1, was set to be phased out in favor of Paint 3D several years ago. Microsoft removed Paint 3D from the list of apps pre-installed on new devices and clean installations of Windows 11.
The new Paint app is a “modern spin on the classic app” with a “completely updated UI that matches the new visual design of Windows 11,” according to Dave Grochocki from the Windows Insider Program.
The Paint icon in the toolbar has a new “A” symbol next to it, making it simpler for text to be added to creations by Paint users.
New Paint is available in Windows Insiders
Paint, in particular, is adding a lot of great features. A dark theme, a centered canvas, and refreshed dialogs are all coming soon.
The Calculator app and built-in Mail and Calendar Windows apps have all been updated, including with rounded corners, as part of the Windows 11 makeover. Paint is just one of the applications getting a redesign for the new operating system.
Skype will not come by default on Windows 11 as well. Microsoft nowadays appears to be more concerned with Teams for consumers and businesses.