Microsoft’s Paint app has a new look for Windows 11

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  • Microsoft's paint app has now joined the list of apps that have received a facelift for Windows 11.
  • The newly added features are all made to fit with the Windows 11 design.
  • Microsoft had plans of killing the app, but it seems there has been a change of mind.
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Nothing rejuvenates an app getting a facelift and some new improvement features, and that is exactly what has happened to Microsoft’s Paint app. As one of the most neglected apps, this is some good news.

Microsoft had made an earlier announcement about the coming changes and assured the users that it would be worth their while.

The new look breathes life into the app, and the additional features are something you have been looking forward to.

New features

The newly added features on the top of the list include a refreshed ‘edit color’ and ‘resize and skew.’

However, the features are only available on the Dev Channel to Insiders on Windows 11 before rollout to the public.

Microsoft was getting ready to kill the Paint app, but it seems the users persuaded the company to keep it alive.

There is also a new user interface, rounded edges, and toolbar updates. All these features are supposed to give the app a modern feel.

No pre-installations

The Paint 3D app will not be coming to Windows 11 pre-installed. This is because Microsoft aims to optimize performance by limiting the number of pre-installed apps that come in the OS.

This is also not the end for the Paint app, as more features are still to come. Since it follows Windows 11 design, users can expect dark theme support and a centered canvas.

Among other apps that got a refresh include the Calendar, Mail, and Calculator apps. 

Which new Paint app features can you not wait to try out? Let us know in the comment section below.