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Simple drawing and photo-editing program included with Microsoft Windows since Windows 1.0.

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Can I install the latest Windows 11 apps on Windows 10?

There are a lot of apps updated with Windows 11 which includes Microsoft Store, Photos, Notepad, MS-Paint, Snipping tool, Snip n Sketch, etc. They all are available at windows 11 but not at Windows 10....
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How can I really maximize MS Paint in an external monitor in Windows 10?

I use a GS76 Stealth 11UH laptop (4k monitor) running on Microsoft Windows 10 with a 1080p external monitor. When I try to maximize Microsoft Paint (mspaint.exe) in my external monitor in Windows 10, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to close MS Paint without saving

What is a keyboard shortcut in MS Paint 11 to close without saving? Yes, I know about Alt+F4, but that brings up the annoying prompt to save the file, forcing me to click a button with my mouse. I ...
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How can I prevent some added text from becoming pixelated in Microsoft Paint?

When I add some text in Microsoft Paint, it gets overly pixelated: I used the Times New Roman font. How can I prevent some added text from becoming pixelated in Microsoft Paint? Image used in the ...
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Windows 11 "Edit with Paint" context menu

I am trying to add something like right click "Edit" to open images in paint. In Windows 11 it says "Edit with Photos" so I tried to add a new entry. I can't get this to work. ...
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Why is black (0, 0, 0) the default color of transparency?

I like to make my masks and I always notice something funny. Whenever I paste a transparent image on MS Paint (not sure what version), the transparent colors are always the default black (0, 0, 0). ...
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PDF low quality when printing an image

When I edit an image in Paint and save it as a PDF file, the PDF document doesn't have a high quality. Sample image Sample PDF Any suggestions? P.S. This is actually how I tried to edit a PDF ...
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Is there a way that someone else can undo a Paint delete?

So speaking of the Windows Paint App, let's say I deleted a significant portion of a soon-to-be BMP or JPG file and then uploaded the file online. Is there any way someone can restore the deleted part ...
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Launching mspaint and wordpad fail with "Unable to create new document"

Launching mspaint or wordpad fails with this prompt. This happens when they are launched from any directory, with or without arguments. My system is Windows 10 version 2004. I've installed some ...
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How to resize page markers on the vertical and horizontal edges of Paint?

How do I resize the vertical and horizontal markers for the Paint page? I know they should be located in the middle of the vertical or horizontal edge but they are so small that I struggle to find ...
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How can I scroll efficiently horizontally Microsoft Paint? (Autohotkey maybe)

I just want to use Paint for a whiteboard style sketching on math problems etc. And I really need a way to navigate efficiently on the page. Maybe even like: hold space + move mouse, to grab the page ...
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How to open image in Paint by clicking on image in MS Word?

With my old laptop on Windows 10, I could double click on any picture in a word file and it would open it in Paint for editing. With new laptop, double clicking on an image in word is not doing ...
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How can I write a program, sequence, etc. to open pics in MS Paint, resize them and save them

I know the key sequence in MS Paint to open a file, resize it, then save it. What I want to know is how to write a program to do this repeatedly for all the files in a particular directory. I know VBA,...
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Microsoft Paint not filling in every pixel

Suppose I have an image, and this image is a blue ball on a yellow background. Thus, the image consists of two colors to the human eye: Blue and Yellow. However, near the borders of the ball are ...
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Where are ms paint icons stored?

In which file (.dll, .exe or similar) are icons (such as the pen or the eraser ) stored? To be clear, I mean the new, modern icons - not the ones from earlier versions of windows. I didn't have any ...
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Will the photos keep the same quality once resized? Like microsoft paint or even better?

Asking if the quality remains the same from Image Resizer for Windows, in terms of viewing the photos from the original full HD size (via an iPad) to a general 1300 pixel size (in general). I use ...
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Unable to rotate a simple .jpg image

Certain part of images captured by my Motorola Moto phone (problem occurs in many models, i.e. Moto One, Moto Z2 Play etc.) are rotated clockwise 90 degrees. I am unable to rotate them using IrfanView ...
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How to permanently heighten and widen Paint's text box?

Pls see two GIFs underneath. The text box is too small - 99% of the time, I type way more text. I don't want to drag arrows every time I start new text box. Paint 3D Paint
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Show opened file location in Windows Paint

How to show the location of actually opened file in Windows 10 Paint? I'm using print screen plugin that opens print screens in paint. I've found out I have no idea where the opened file is located ...
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Is it possible to save a Contact Sheet made in Flie Explorer?

I am wanting to make a Contact Sheet ("A single sheet that multiple photos are attached to a paper [in photography this started out as "a piece of photographic paper onto which several or all of the ...
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Paint select from edge

Using Microsoft Paint, with the Select tool, when I move within the image the cursor changes to allow a selection: If I want to select from the edge, I move past the edge and drag inward. However ...
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Can you set everything in an MS Paint picture except what you draw to white?

EDIT: It says "Anonymous4" as the OP, but I just joined and my real username is SealBoi. Just keep that in mind so you know who I am when I comment on something. I was using MS Paint to draw onto a ...
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Microsoft Paint on Windows 10 printout is 5" x 5" but File > Image Properties is just 1.04" x 1.04" image

I'm trying to print-out a QR code .bmp file using Windows 10 PAINT. PAINT > File > Image Properties shows width & height are 1.04 x 1.04 inches. But when it prints out, it's about 5" x 5".
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How do I prevent left and top white lines on a black picture?

I'm trying to copy some Excel (Windows) to either Paint (Windows) or Preview (macOS). The Excel stuff (a simple bunch of cells in a rectangular block) has a black background. However, the result of ...
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Resolution loss while copying image from Excel to Microsoft Paint

Could somebody explain why there is resolution loss while copying picture from MS Office Applications (Excel/Word/Outlook) to Microsoft Paint? To explain in details: I took a screenshot in Excel (...
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How can I keep Microsoft Paint?

With the recent news of Microsoft canning MS Paint in the Autumn Creator's Update, will I have the option to keep Microsoft Paint? Is Microsoft Paint 3D also on the chopping block? Or will I be forced ...
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Paste with transparent background in Paint

Paint v5.1 (Windows XP) had a fantastic feature to allow you to paste an image with a transparent background (see images below, note that "Paste" section that appears below the tools on the left). ...
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What version of MS Paint shipped with Windows Vista?

I'm looking to find which versions of Microsoft Paint shipped with each version of Windows so I can update Wikipedia's release history. Wikipedia's current list includes general changes between ...
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Can I zoom in/out without clearing my selection in MS Paint?

I have part of an image selected in Microsoft Paint in Windows 7. I want to zoom in to my image and make precise adjustments. However, when I try to zoom in, either with Ctrl+Scroll Up or the ...
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Is there a more efficient way to add uniform spacing to center an image?

I use Microsoft Paint to generate a lot of explanatory images. For the benefit of visibility, I often wish to display my resulting image in the center. This often means I have to include spacing along ...
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MS Paint memory usage

Why my machine uses 2.5Gb of RAM to open 250Mb bmp file using MS Paint? I was basically using some dense jpeg files to combine it into one large file, using MS Paint. The file as saved on the drive ...
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Microsoft Paint color replacement not working

When I use Microsoft Paint, the color replacement tool using the eraser only works some of the time. Most of the time it does nothing. How can I fix this?
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Is there a fix to prevent text input in paint from being very aliased/blurry?

Basically, I press the "A" shaped button in paint to type text, it looks clear. I press outside the box, and the text becomes more blurry/pixelated. Is there a way to resolve this while not having ...
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How to alter the color of an image

I have two images here of grilled unagi (eel), this one: obtained from the Internet, and this one: taken by me. How would I, using GIMP (or, if it's even possible, with Paint), adjust the color of ...
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How do I remove the background from an image?

I have a logo: and I'd like to get rid of that yellow-ish background once and for all and perhaps even change the whole logo to black instead of green. is there a way to accomplish this with Paint or ...
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Why does Paint sometimes change the color of a part of the image?

Sometimes, Paint changes the RGB value of the color of a group of pixels in a PNG image when it gets saved. It only changes a little bit, for example from RGB(128,128,128) to RGB(127,127,127), so you ...
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How to get print screens on Win 10 without (black) borders in MS paint?

Whenever I make a print screen from the actual window with Alt + PrtScn in Windows 10 and then paste it into MS paint, I get a black border around the picture. What is the easiest way to get a ...
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Best way to clean up a PDF without increasing file size massively

I scan a lot of A4 notes that I write up, but a lot of my old ones have staple holes in them. Some of these scans also have slight imperfections such as a small dot (dirt) on them, which really bugs ...
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Copy text and border from Word to MS Paint

I have a Word document with a border. When I copy and paste the whole document into MS Paint only the text is copied. The border is not copied. I have tried this with Office 2007, 2010 and 2013. How ...
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Custom zoom percentage in Windows 7 Paint

I’m looking for a way to set a custom zoom in MS Paint. The default zoom levels in Paint are 50%, 100%, 200%, etc. and sometimes the jump between percentages is too great for what I’m doing. I’m aware ...
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MS Paint running in task manager but not displaying on screen nor visible in task bar Win 7 32bit

MS Paint (mspaint.exe) no longer displays on screen when I click on the shortcut in the start up menu or open the program by any other method. If I look in the task manage I will see and instance of ...
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Why won't MS paint actually save? [closed]

For some reason, paint claims to have saved my work, but when I search for the file, it does not exist. I've restarted file explorer, paint, and, saved to various locations, in variouse image formats. ...
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Can Windows 7 Paint (aka Microsoft Paint) handle transparency?

I need to edit a small image that uses transparency bits. I edited it in Paint that is included in Windows 7, and lost all the transparency. Can the Paint app that is included with Windows 7 (aka ...
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Zooming in Microsoft Paint

I have been using CTRL+MOUSE WHEEL to zoom in and zoom out in Microsoft Paint for a while now. However I noticed that it doesn't work for me everywhere. Actually there are only few desktops where it ...
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How to change default rectangle border thickness in MS Paint [duplicate]

When I open MS Paint (Win 8), the default border thickness is set to the thickness depicted in the picture. Is there a way to change the default rectangle border thickness?
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How to uninstall Paint on Windows 10?

In previous versions of Windows I believe Paint could be disabled in Programs and Features->Turn Windows features on or off, however in Windows 10 I don't see Paint in there. How do I get this ...
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How can I view file as an MS Paint image?

This guy is writing code in ms paint http://www.themarysue.com/writing-code-ms-paint/ Similarly I would like to display, just for fun, various files (text or binary) as image. Is there any utility?
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Changing the default color of the pencil in Microsoft Paint

By default the pencil color is black in Microsoft Paint. Is there any way to changing the default color to another color? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Specify coordinates with the rectangle select tool in Paint.NET

In paint.net, suppose I have an image that is 1920x1080. Is there a way to use the rectangle select tool to enter specific cords (e.g. 300,300,600,600) and have the rectangle selector appear there on ...
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How to override windows + s shortcut function?

Somehow I've managed to turn off the instant inserting into onenote. Currently it only copies the clipped picture onto the clipboard. But I would like to insert it instantly into paint, like it worked ...