Microsoft revamps Windows Paint app with 2 handy features, after 38 years

September 20, 2023 | By Arnab Ghosh
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Microsoft bundles a lot of productivity apps with Windows and this has become a tradition since the rollout of Windows 95, several decades back. Some of the pre-installed Windows apps and components have received updates but a handful of them were not updated much, over the years. Now, Microsoft has decided to give a makeover to its Paint App. The new features may rekindle user interest in an app that is used only by a minuscule number of users.


The app is used mostly by users while getting acquainted with Windows and teaching others how to use the OS. It is largely overlooked by serious image editors and digital painting enthusiasts. The lack of interest is owing to its limited number of features. The new Paint app now comes with transparency and layers. With these, users will be able to create appealing digital art easily, and it remains free as well.


Microsoft announced in its official blog about the move to upgrade the aging app. The two new features have been present in most popular image editing tools like Adobe Photoshop and CorelDraw, for example. The Paint app got these new significant updates after 38 years. As of now, these features are being tested and soon the stable version will be unveiled.


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