Computer Fundamentals Index

Computer Introduction Types of computer Characteristics of computer Uses of computer History of Computers

Computer Languages

Low Level language Middle level Language High level language

Computer Generation

Generation of Computers First Generation of Computer Second generation of Computers Third generation of Computers Fourth generation of Computers Fifth generation of Computers Sixth Generation of Computer

Peripheral Devices

Input devices Output device


Block diagram and basic components Control processing unit (CPU) Software Hardware


Computer Memory Registers Memory Hierarchy RAM Vs ROM Understanding file sizes (Bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB, PB, EB, ZB, YB)

Computer Network

Types of Network Types of Area Networks (LAN, WAN, MAN) TCP Flags

Computer Virus

Computer Virus

Computer Ports

Computer Ports


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What is Paint?

Paint is a basic graphics editor that comes with every Microsoft Windows edition. The single-page TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and Windows bitmap (BMP) image file formats may all be opened, altered, and saved with this tool. The application can only be run in color or two-color black-and-white mode; there is no grayscale option. Because of its accessibility and ease of use, it raced to the top of the list of the most downloaded Windows programs, prompting a lot of people to give computer painting a try.

Microsoft listed Paint to the list of old-fashioned Windows 10 features in July 2017 and offered Paint as free independent software available via the Microsoft Store. Microsoft intended paint 3D to be an alternative. But Windows 10 still has Paint available. Microsoft finally had second thoughts and declared that Paint 3D would not be supported in Windows 11.

What is Paint?

All Microsoft Windows versions come with Microsoft Paint, also known as "MS Paint," a basic graphics/painting tool.

  • MS Paint is a tool for sketching, coloring, and modifying pictures. It may also be used to import photographs from digital cameras.
  • The search button/icon on the taskbar at the bottom may be used to find MS Paint.
  • When you type in Paint, the software ought to be at the top of the list that shows.
  • It can save works in standard file formats like.jpg and.png.
  • Paint enables users to "paint" by moving the mouse and using numerous creative pens or brushes to produce effects like watercolor or oil painting. Additionally, some brushes' paint "runs out" over time, needing the brush to be repainted in the same hue as it would if it were a real painting brush.
  • Up to three colors may be specified at once in more modern Paint versions. The primary color can be picked with a left mouse click, the secondary color may be selected with a right mouse click, and the tertiary color can be selected with a keyboard control key and any mouse click.
  • Paint comes with pencil, brush, and airbrush tool features. The ability to contain shapes, lines, and text. An eraser, magnifier, and fill-in coloring tools are also available.
  • Concepts from Microsoft Paint are integrated into many advanced graphics software packages, and the same concepts may be utilized by knowing them within Microsoft Paint.

History of Paint

Dan McCabe created the earliest version of Paint, which was introduced in November 1985 with Windows 1.0 as a competition to Macintosh's MacPaint program. The software used was a licensed version of PC Paintbrush. from ZSoft Corporation, which came with 24 tools and could only read and write monochrome graphics files in the special "MSP" format. The toolset consisted of "pencil," "shape," and "brush" tools with 24 brush shapes and patterns in addition to two unique features for the time: one was the ability to draw Bézier curves, and the other required lines to be drawn on three angles in order to create an isometric three-quarter perspective. Later, Paintbrush in Windows 3.0 overtook this version with its updated user interface, capabilities for actual color, and compatibility with BMP and PCX file formats. Paintbrush could only read MSP files as Microsoft had quit supporting the MSP format.

Windows 9x

With Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft released an upgraded version of Paint that enables loading and storing custom color well sets as color palette (.pal) files. Only pictures having a color depth of 16 bits per pixel (bpp) or more may effectively utilize this function. This capability is not supported by Paint versions later than 18.

Paint can display JPEG, GIF, and 48-bit (16-bpp) TIF photos in Windows 95-98, Windows 2000, and Windows Me. If the proper graphics filters are available, Paint may also save pictures in JPEG and GIF formats. Microsoft Office and Microsoft PhotoDraw come with these plug-ins. Paint may now employ transparent backgrounds as well.PCX file support was ended. With Windows Me, when larger photos are retrieved or pasted, the canvas size automatically grows without prompting the user.

Windows Vista and XP

Paint employs GDI+ in Windows XP and newer versions; hence, it may save photos as BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, and PNG directly without the need for external graphics filters.

The default color palette and toolbar icons were updated in Windows Vista. Paint in Windows Vista contains a crop tool and an image magnification slider in addition to the ability to undo changes up to 10 times, as compared to just three in older versions. By default, this version saves in JPEG format.

OS X and Windows 7

Paint's user interface, in Windows 7 and higher versions, incorporates a ribbon. Additionally, it offers "artistic" brushes that create a more realistic impression by employing a combination of grayscale and relatively translucent Paint. The watercolor and oil paintbrushes can only paint a set distance before the user has to re-click, adding to the realism and generating the feeling that the paintbrush is running out of Paint. Furthermore, Paint may now reverse up to 50 changes in a row. Additionally, it contains anti-aliased shapes that are freely extended until another tool is selected, at which time they are rasterized. This version saves files in the.png file format by default and supports viewing (but not saving) transparent PNG and ICO file formats.

It is now possible to paste text into text boxes that are too tiny to see the content. If required, a text box may subsequently be made bigger or more curved to fit the content. If a user tried to paste more text than could fit on the screen on an older version of Paint, an error notification would show.

A limitation of earlier Paint versions was the inability to scroll the window while editing at magnification levels above 100%. This has been largely resolved in the Windows 8 version. Nevertheless, once text is placed in Zoom view, it cannot be moved with the mouse or keyboard outside of the enlarged viewport while the text window is in edit mode.

Windows 10

Microsoft integrated Paint 3D with the April 2017 "Creators Update" for Windows 10. Paint 3D can import and work with three-dimensional models in addition to the normal two-dimensional drawing tools. Microsoft added Paint to the list of outdated Windows features on July 23, 2017, three months later. After "an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia" the next day, Microsoft made it plain that Paint—even if Paint 3D had the same functionality—would now be accessible for free on the Microsoft Store.

Nonetheless, Paint remained in being included in every Windows 10 version. The closest Microsoft ever got to carrying out that decision was when it added a removal notice in Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1809's Paint user interface.

When Windows 10 Insider build 21332 was made available on the Dev Channel in March 2021, Microsoft disabled Paint 3D and the 3D Objects app from clean installations of the upgrade.

With the release of Windows 10 Insider build 21354 in April 2021, the Paint and Snipping Tool may now be upgraded via the Microsoft Store. It had also been transferred to a different portion of the Start menu from the Windows Accessories folder.

Future Scope

Microsoft released Paint 3D together with Paint for Windows 10 in April 2017. In addition to the standard two-dimensional sketching tools, Paint 3D may also be used to import and work with three-dimensional models. Three months after Paint was placed on the list of deprecated Windows capabilities, Microsoft added it to the list of outdated Windows features on July 23, 2017. The following day, Microsoft announced that Paint 3D would become a free standalone application available in the Microsoft Store despite having the same features. Paint is included in every version of Windows 10, however.

Features of MS Paint

Microsoft Paint features include trail mode, regular shapes, stamp mode, and animated graphics, among other things. For those looking for a simple way to produce basic visual art on a computer, this program is an appealing alternative. Paint, however, has a number of tools that let users create useful graphics files.

Tools for Drawing

The toolbox in Paint is a box containing icons for several creative tools. With the use of these tools, users may choose from a variety of brushes in various sizes and textures. Users may also choose the colors to add to the artwork to enhance its aesthetic appeal. In addition, there are additional tools in Paint that let users choose from a variety of shapes, including squares, circles, and rectangles.

What is Paint?

Why does Windows come with Microsoft Paint?

Users of Microsoft Paint may also open other image files. For instance, you can create, open, view, and edit.bmp,.dib,.jpg,.gif,.tiff,.png, and.ico files using the most recent version of Microsoft Paint. To access photos on your computer without Microsoft Paint, you need to install an image viewer.

Does Microsoft Paint work with other operating systems?

Although there are alternative paint applications (like Tux Paint) made for other operating systems, Microsoft Paint is exclusive to Microsoft Windows. Android, iOS, ChromeOS, Linux, macOS, and other operating systems do not support Microsoft Paint.

How to open Microsoft Paint

Windows 11:

  • Click on the magnifying glass icon located on the Windows taskbar.
  • Type Paint into the text area at the top of the Search window.
  • Click the Microsoft Paint application or hit Enter from the list of search results.
What is Paint?

Windows 10, 7, 8, and Vista

  • On the Windows key, press.
  • Type Paint into the text box for searches.
  • Click the Paint application or hit Enter from the list of search results.

Versions of Windows XP and earlier

  • In the desktop's lower-left corner, click Start.
  • Click All Programs, Accessories, and finally, Paint from the Start menu.

On a Mac

  • Microsoft Paint is not available for the Apple Mac. It is exclusively bundled with Microsoft Windows. It would be best if you used an image editor that is compatible with macOS in order to edit photos on a Mac.