Announced New Paint App For Windows 11
The revamped Paint app is now available for Windows 11 Insiders.
As Microsoft prepares for the general release of Windows 11, it has started rolling out a variety of redesigned and updated apps on Insider channels. For example, a few days ago, the new Photos app was available to Insiders on Beta channels. Earlier today, the company announced that a revamped version of its popular Paint app has begun rolling out for development channel Insiders. Thus, Insiders who are currently using the Windows 11 development channel build will be able to start using the new Paint application on their systems.
Microsoft’s Panos Panay made the first announcement of the renewed application of Paint on Twitter in August. So, we knew that the new Paint app would adopt the general rounded corner theme of Windows 11 and receive a design change in line with Windows 11’s Mica view mode.
The most striking change to the new Paint app, according to the company, will be the revamped toolbar, which has been simplified and includes updated icon designs, a rounded color palette, and a new set of drop-down menus for tools like brushes, stroke size, and flip/rotate controls. The company has also added a revamped text tool to its toolbar. Users will also be able to access the text tool when they click the “A” icon in the toolbar.
In its blog post, Microsoft also states that the innovations it will bring to the Paint application will not be limited to these. The company says future updates to the new Paint app will include a dark theme, a centered canvas, and updated dialogs. At the same time, general improvements will be made available in the coming days based on user feedback.