The new Paint was released today (18) for official Windows testers 28, in a version already prepared for the new operating system. The Dev channel is the first to receive the native app that probably won’t reach the general public at the OS premiere, on October 5.
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The well-deserved renewal of Microsoft Paint comes after years of neglect. Remarkable in its simple and straightforward proposal, the app even gained a direct successor, Paint 3D, which hardly managed to reach the same popularity.
Here’s another @Windows 18 first look. This is the beautifully redesigned Paint app, coming soon to Windows Insiders. Can’t wait to see your creations! #Windows11 #WindowsInsiders pic.twitter.com/jiKyfqQFUV
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On renovation, functions are preserved, but Mica, Fluent-style material Design that gives contours to Windows , gives a new look to the tool. Rounded corners and more spaced buttons (useful, too, for touchscreens) are some of the more obvious changes.
The new interface relocates some of Paint’s tools, minimizing the space occupied by them on the top bar. The color palette, for example, is no longer made up of square icons and puts circles in place.