Microsoft chief product officer, Panos Panay, revealed the next update Windows 11 newly received — a teaser about the default Paint app on the latest Windows OS getting tweaked via his @Panos_Panay official Twitter. Since the flagship Windows 11 rolled out, several updates have been released. This time around, Microsoft focuses on overhauling Paint.
Remember the previous ribbon-like interface that existed on the Paint app alongside Windows 10, it now looks like a command bar. The new command bar has the same tools and advanced options that existed previously as a ribbon UI. It is worth noting that Windows 10 still have the ribbon interface as its command bar.
The new controls Microsoft’s Paint is improved with makes it more simplified — tools and options got overhauled with a new with brushes and a newly improved font picker that currently floats. While the brush picker reveals the compiled list of brushes and their effects, per Panay’s tweet.
Just as the font tools on the Paint app now float, it bears the weight to carry more options to position text alignment, resizing, etc. Aside from accessing what Panos portrayed to be absolute and simplified control over the Paint app you can do so much more while it is on dark mode.
The default Paint app also got tweaked with Dark Mode (lest I forget to mention, the Paint app can now appear in the dark which makes this update significant for Microsoft’s chief product officer).
This upgrade on the Paint app is one of the major tweaks Microsoft has developed on the Paint app. Although the software company has once considered replacing the Paint app with a 3D Paint app that didn’t make it alongside the previous Windows OS edition.
Still, Panay’s tweet did not tease about when the members on the Inside will receive the newly tweaked Paint app. At the moment Insider members will be the first set of Windows users to create awesome designs with the latest Paint app version.
Remember, only the member of Microsoft’s Insider program can access the newly tweaked features Windows 11 has been receiving until the operating system rolls out finally for global use.