Microsoft® Paint in Windows® 7
An enhanced Paint tool in Microsoft Windows 7 enables a user to create and work with pictures or graphics in an interesting fashion.
With this feature, which comes with Windows 7 by default, users can create and edit picture files also known as bitmap (.bmp) files. It can handle various pictures formats including .tiff, .gif, or .jpeg. A bitmap file is a map of a picture created from small black, white, or colored dots, or bits.
When you start MS Paint, you will see a blank canvas spear in the work area, along with a Ribbon. A new Ribbon - the strip across the top of the window that shows what Paint can do - makes program easier to use, with choices displayed out in the open rather than in menus.
Paint contains different tools that can be used for drawing and editing pictures. Users can also add text to a picture. Microsoft has also added a new realistic digital “Brushes” that brings your pictures to life in shades of watercolor, crayon, and calligraphy. Paint is now touch-ready too.
Drawing a Picture:
STEP 1. Click the Start button- All Programs-Accessories, and then click Paint. You can navigate to Paint on the Start menu to select a recently opened file.
STEP 2. you can also drag a resize handle on the canvas to resize it.
STEP 3. Click a drawing tool. If available, use the Outline, Fill, and Size buttons for the selected tool.
STEP 4. You can choose one of these option: Click 1 for foreground color or 2 for background color.
STEP 5. Drag the shapes you want by holding down one of the following:
- The left mouse button to draw with the foreground color.
- The right mouse button to draw with the background color.
- The Shift key to constrain the drawing to a proportional size, such as a circle or square.
STEP 6. Click the Paint button, and then click Exit.