Following the unveiling of Windows 11 earlier this year, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay shared a teaser video to show the revamped Paint app last month. Now, ahead of the public release of the next-generation Windows OS next month, Microsoft is rolling out the new Paint app for Windows Insider in the Dev Channel.
The Redmond giant recently shared an official blog post to announce the launch of the app. So as per the post, the new Paint app is currently available for Insiders running a Dev build of Windows 11, but still missing some features like dark mode and a centered canvas.
However, the new Paint app makes a ton of design changes to reflect the new Windows 11 design language. These include updated user interfaces, rounded corners, Mica, and more.
One of the most notable changes in the new Paint app is the revamped toolbar which now includes updated icons, a rounded color palette, and new drop-down menus for brushes, stroke size, and flip / rotate options. Additionally, there’s a new text tool (with an “A” icon) that allows users to add custom text to their creations right in the app itself.
Now, in the availability phase, the new Paint app is currently available for Windows Insider. While the app is missing some of the new features, Microsoft says it will add the dark theme, centered canvas, and updated dialogs with a future update. The company will further improve the app based on user feedback before releasing it to the public.