Paint Program

Updated: 08/03/2018 by Computer Hope

Microsoft paint programA paint program is a software graphics program that allows the user to draw or paint bitmapped images on a computer. Though most are discontinued, examples include: KolourPaint, XPaint, Deluxe Paint, MacPaint, and Microsoft Paint, which is shown in the picture.

How to open Microsoft Paint

Press the Windows key, type Paint, and then press Enter.

What are the uses of paint programs?

The following list shows some of the various uses of Microsoft Paint.

  • Image reformatting - For instance, changing a GIF to a JPEG.
  • Drawing shapes
  • Resize and rotate images
  • Basic image editing such as red eye and contrast
  • Cropping images

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