Microsoft improves Windows 10 Ink in the latest Preview build

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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The new build 14951 for Windows 10 Preview was released to Insiders on the Fast Ring. Build 14951 mainly improves some existing features in the system by adding a few options to them. One of the features with improvements is Windows Ink for touch-enabled Windows 10 devices.

Perhaps the most important addition to Windows Ink is the Stencils feature, allowing you to easily draw arcs of complete circles by using this special protector. You just need to place it where you want it to be on the screen and start drawing around it with your pencil or fingers.

The protector can be resized with the two-finger pinch gesture, so you can draw circules of any size. Very simple and straightforward.

“We are also introducing Stencils. Windows Ink protractor tool combines functions of both protractor and compass into one – now you can draw an arc or a complete circle of an arbitrary size with little effort. A familiar two-finger pinch gesture resizes the protractor to the desired size and a degree readout follows your pen, mouse, or finger as you draw along the side of the protractor displaying arc degrees.”

Besides Stencils, Windows Ink also received updates for rulers and pen dropdowns, Namely, the ruler can now show a numerical value of the angle you’re drawing with Stencils, while dropdowns now allow you to change both color and width without having to restart it.

Windows Ink Workspace is available only on Windows 10 PCs running at least Preview build 14951. However, we assume Microsoft will introduce them to the regular users with the next major update for Windows 10.

What do you think about these innovations in the Windows Ink Workspace? Tell us in the comments.

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