Microsoft has teased yet another redesigned-for-Windows 11 official app. This time it is the much popular Microsoft Paint app that has been redesigned with a new look and features for Windows 11. Microsoft has offered the first look at Windows 11 Paint app in a short demo video.
Coming to what has changed in the Windows 11 Paint app, one will quickly notice the Windows 11 specific design elements like rounded corners, WinUI, Fluent Design, and new modern touches. Another change that quickly catches your attention is the “Dark mode” and it looks aesthetically soothing.
Microsoft Paint app header menu also known as “command bar” has undergone changes that may remind one of the Windows 11 File explorer changes. The new header menu has options like File, View, save and undo prominently placed on the top left. One can also notice that all the old header menu options like Clipboard, Image, Tools, Brushes, Shapes, Size and Colors now appearing in a consistent way across the Ribbon.
It also seems that Microsoft has optimized the Windows 11 Paint for both touch and non-touch users. Microsoft has highlighted in the video that clicking on the “A” inserts text directly into your picture and change the alignment or font style from the new dropdown menu. Other changes also include a new menu design for brushes with names mentioned for every brush type.
Check the short video posted by Panos Panay for the first look at the Windows 11 Paint app.
Here’s another @Windows 11 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
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) August 18, 2021
Microsoft has already released Windows 11 specific redesign for apps like Snipping Tool, Calculator, Mail & Calendar to insiders in Dev channel. Keeping that in mind we can expect new Paint experience to be available soon for insiders.