Windows® 7 Paint for Windows® XP
Compare the features of Windows 7 with that of Windows XP.
The Windows 7 Operating System from Microsoft is the latest version of the highly popular Windows OS and is based on the same Windows NT platform like its predecessors. The Microsoft Paint is digital graphics painting software that is supplied along with different versions of Windows. This application i.e. Paint is also provided with the Windows 7 OS but is having some updated features when compared with the one in Windows XP. The Paint in Windows XP is having the GDI support and can save edited images in their native formats. All the features in Windows XP Paint is integrated in the Windows 7 Paint and is having some added and improved features when compared with Windows XP Paint. The Paint application in Windows 7 features the new ribbon user interface from Microsoft similar to the ones in Microsoft’s Office applications. The Paint in Windows 7 also supports transparent PNG and ISO file formats and allows the users to save the files as PNG by default. The Artistic brushes option in Windows 7 Paint also gives the users a more conforming and realistic digital painting experience.
Some points regarding the ways to get Windows 7 Paint for Windows XP are discussed below for helping the users:
- GUI modifications
- Replacement applications
- Download and install
If the Windows XP users wishes to make the Windows XP Paint, a look alike of the latest version of the same application in the Windows 7, then you can do so by installing GUI modification patch. These modification packs will alter the user interface of the Windows XP Paint by bringing about changes in the icons and option tabs which will make the Windows XP Paint look like the Paint featured in Windows 7. Installation of this modification pack might also slightly alter the interface options to enable easy usage of the application via the new ribbon interface.
Apart from just a mere modification in the interface of Paint in Windows XP, if the users desire to bring about the format support and new options featured in the Windows 7 Paint, then the Windows XP users can try installing different third party applications like Paint.NET that can be used as a replacement for the Paint in Windows XP. Most of these applications are free to download and use and are developed by open source organizations. These applications are having most of the features and options that are included in the Windows 7 Paint and provide excellent user support via a simple graphic interface.
The interface modification packages and replacement applications for making the Paint in Windows XP systems like the one featured in Windows 7 will be available for download from many websites on the Internet, but the users are advised to be aware of fake websites that provides download of similar products which might be containing virus or malware infections. Installing the executable files like downloaded from fake websites will cause issues in your Windows XP system which might end up in device data corruption. So all the users performing install of replacement applications or interface modification of the Paint in Windows XP are advised to verify the authenticity of the files and websites from which they are downloaded. However the users are warned that the changes done in the system or to the Paint in Windows XP by installing certain interface patches might not be reversible and the users should install these kinds of patches under own risk as they might lead to issues with system or application integrity.
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