Microsoft introduced a redesigned and revamped Paint application for Windows 11 on 28th September 2021. The Paint app has finally been pampered by Microsoft after almost a decade and was lucky enough to be updated to match the UI of Windows 11, which is going to be publicly released on 5th October 2021.
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Let us see what greatness the new Paint application has become.
What’s new in the Paint app for Windows 11
The new application does not require any formal training. It shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes to become familiar with the app, as most of the features and options are pretty similar.
The redesigned Paint app for Windows 11 is a modern spin on the classic app.Microsoft
In this statement, Microsoft indicates that the old application has been converted to a new modern look to complement the OS on which the new app will run; Windows 11. The new look features rounded corners and a vibrant ambiance.
Moreover, as you have already noticed in the image above, the new Paint application has a completely redesigned toolbar at the top, which simplifies navigation and is more convenient to use. It also features a few drop-down menus, a rounded color palette, new sketch-type icons, and more!
It doesn’t stop here. Microsoft has also added a new text tool to the toolbar which you can try out for yourself by clicking the “A” at the top.
These are some of the highlights of the new Paint app. However, Microsoft plans to keep on updating it by adding more features like a dark theme, a centered canvas, and updated dialog boxes to complement Windows 11.
Download and install the new Paint app
For Windows 11
If you are subscribed to the Dev channel for Windows Insiders, then you will have the new Paint app installed automatically through Microsoft Store updates.
However, if you are not on the Dev channel on a Windows 11 device, or are using Windows 10, then follow the guide below to install the new Paint app on your computer.
For Windows 10
Since Windows 10 and 11 have the same core, the new Microsoft Paint application can be installed on a Windows 10 computer as well. Here is how:
- Open the AdGuard website to download Microsoft Store product packages. From there, select ProductID from the dropdown menu on the left, and then paste the following ID into the text field in the middle:
Now, select Fast from the dropdown menu in the right, and then click the Tick button.
- From the search results, click on Microsoft.Paint_11.2110.0.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle to download it.
- Once it downloads, open Windows PowerShell with administrative privileges and use the following command to install it:
dism /online /add-provisionedappxpackage /packagepath:"<em>PackagePath</em>.msixbuncle" /Skiplicense
Replace PakagePath with the complete path to where you have downloaded the Paint app installation bundle in step 2.
The new Paint application will now be installed on your device while replacing the older 32-bit version.
You will need a computer with specific hardware requirements if you wish to use Windows 11. However, if you are unable to upgrade your hardware and continue using Windows 10, it would be nice to install the new Paint application on it.
We suggest that you do try out the new app. Do let us know what you think of the new design upgrades to the app in the comments section below.