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Right-click! Actually, the option still exists, but it's not found on the ribbon. You can only find it when right-clicking an image: The result: If you select everything or nothing, the entire image is inverted. Else, only the selection gets inverted: The result:


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Something like gnome-paint ?


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Nothing's wrong: This is how it is supposed to be. PNG images use lossless compression, whereas JPEG uses lossy compression. Lossy compression lets you reduce the file size, but it is not reversible. When you convert from a lossy JPEG picture, which stores the data in blocks, to a PNG image, which stores pixel-by-pixel values in a bitmap, you will increase ...


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Under the 'Select' dropdown menu on the top of the page click 'None'. Or Shift Ctrl A is the shortcut. This is just to deselect without another action.


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I found this worked flawlessly in changing what Edit did, and you can choose any program you want. Open up the registry editor: Start → regedit Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\edit\command On the right-hand side double-click on Default and change the value to "C:\YOUR_PATH_HERE\APPLICATION.exe" "%1" This has the ...


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Drawing lots of lines that are connected is usually something that calls for the polyline tool instead of multiple individual lines: Otherwise you can install Paint.NET where you get those handles too, but you can commit the drawn line with the Return key.


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EDIT: Opps, misread the question. Windows Media player draws images on the screen in a special way. This stops you from taking screenshots, but has the side effect of being able to see video in MSPaint


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How are you saving them as .jpg ? Did you select JPEG in the file format options? (I believe paint defaults to .bmp, so you may have a .bmp save with a .jpg extension). However, as people have already said in the comments, Paint is not a great program for any serious image editing tasks. A good free alternative is Paint.NET, it has most of Paint's ease of ...


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It should be located in C:\Windows\system32 To install windows software, you need to go to add/removes program -> add/removes windows component.


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Try Paint.Net Edit: plugins for Paint.net, "random shape fill" plugin may fill your needs


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The best option is go to Save As, right click on JPEG picture, then Add to quick access toolbar. Not exactly ctrl+s convenient, but now you have a little icon that saves directly to jpg. Also, How can I make Windows Paint save by default as JPEG format?


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Photoshop In Photoshop, to get outlines for any shape, check the layer's Blending Options…. Here, apply Stroke. Don't forget to set the right size: And you're done: Paint.NET Paint.NET doesn't do it by default, but it has an Outline Plugin you can use to achieve the same. Paint Paint is too limited in this regard. I wouldn't even try. ...


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You can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-I.


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There is no easy tweak for this to my knowledge. There is, however, the old trick to opening it with a blank file by default. Create a small blank PNG file and place it somewhere that won't get deleted, such as the system32 folder. Open your mspaint shortcut and change the target to open this PNG as an argument to the mspaint executable. eg. ...


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Paint is a pretty basic program, after searching the registry, the properties and and finding no guide on shell parameters, I'm reasonably sure this isn't supported.


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Ah, doing a Google search I came on a YouTube video which mentions a solution: Clicked start. Went to the Control Panel. Typed "cursor" in the Search of the top left hand corner of Control Panel window. Clicked "change the mouse pointer display or speed". Go to the Pointer Options tab. Remove the check from Enhanced Pointer Precision.


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You should use the Pencil tool at its smallest size for accurate single pixel drawing with opaque colors. The Brush tools use antialiasing which leads to the properties you describe and don't want.


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AutoHotKey with the following script: ; print screen pastes into MS Paint ~Printscreen:: Run Mspaint WinWaitActive, Untitled - Paint { Send ^v } I tested this from Vista Business 64-bit with success, but your mileage may vary.


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Modify the script slightly to auto-crop the image. ; print screen pastes into MS-Paint ~Printscreen:: !~Printscreen:: Run Mspaint WinActivate, Untitled - Paint WinWaitActive, Untitled - Paint { Send ^v Send ^+x } (so now it pastes the image, and then crops it)


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XPaint should do all those things. It's not pretty, but it should get the job done.


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What don't you like about The GIMP? That's pretty much the defacto open source standard. I haven't used these, but FYI... http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/seashore/


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The default extensions used in the standard Open/Save dialogs are controlled by each application. In this case, unfortunately, they are hard-coded inside the MS Paint executable. There's no way to change them, except from hex-editing mspaint.exe (not for the faint of heart). I would suggest using a file renaming utility to change the letter case of the ...


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Try typing sfc /scannow into an elevated command prompt and wait for it check the system files. I am not sure if it checks built-in applications as well, but it's worth a try.


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If you want an application that looks and functions like Windows 7 paint, try PaintRibbon.


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slhck's answer is almost correct, but the main difference between those two formats lies in the size of the palette (number of colors) used. If the palette is relatively small converting a jpeg into png will in fact reduce its size. Another problem you have is using paint for pngs: it is well known that paint doesn't optimize its pngs. Try something like ...


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There is an Outline plugin for Paint.NET which you can use: First the image (the text is on a separate layer above; the background is just so it's obvious): Then the Outline plugin: And voila: If you don't care about crisp, pixel-y edges of the outline, then you can simply do the following which doesn't need a plugin: Start with the text on a ...


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No. Windows paint does not support transparency, although using color purple RGB: 255,0,255 could be used as a transparent color. Some programs pick it up, but MS Paint does not natively support transparency. Paint.net (free program) does support transparency, and is easy to use. It even does support alpha-transparency.


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According to MS: To work around this problem, follow these steps: Make a backup copy of the picture to prevent the loss of your picture. Open the picture in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. To do this, in Windows Explorer, right-click the picture, point to Open With, and then click Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Click either Rotate Clockwise or Rotate ...


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[tongue-firmly-in-cheek] Well, if you're looking for simple... simple to install, simple to use... There's always TUXPAINT Actually has quite a nice set of features, including adding grass and various stamps which are pre-installed, with more available. TBH, I've enjoyed many hours playing with it, as have the budding artists in my household.



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