With less than a week to go until October 5, the official release date for Windows 11, Microsoft has rolled out the modernized Paint app to Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel.
It has been redesigned to fit Windows 11’s overhauled user interface (UI), where components such as the toolbar are brushed over with more of the Microsoft Fluent Design system that informed the updated Paint app icon as well as rounded edges of the window.
Users will be able to download the Paint app, which is no longer provided with the operating system itself. The classic Paint app was about to be hacked and replaced by Paint 3D a few years ago, but Microsoft also cut Paint 3D from the apps pre-installed on new devices and clean installations of Windows 11.
The newly redesigned app includes rounded corners on the window and new Fluent toolbar icon design, a rounded color palette, new drop-down menus for Paint creation and editing tools, and a simplified toolbar.
The new “A” icon on the toolbar next to the paint fill icon makes it easier for Paint users to add text to creations.
Other upcoming additions to Paint’s pipeline include a dark theme, a centered canvas, and updated dialogs that will be updated soon.
Microsoft’s product manager, Panos Panay, teased Paint’s new dark theme in August, saying that Paint had been “beautifully redesigned”.
Paint is not the only app that is being redesigned for Windows 11. Several that come with Windows 11 pre-installed, e.g. The Calculator app, and built-in Mail and Calendar Windows apps, have been updated, including with rounded corners.
Also Skype will not be pre-installed on new Windows 11. But it also got a visual upgrade. It came standard in Windows 10. These days, Microsoft seems to be more focused on teams for consumers and businesses.
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