Microsoft Paint overview

Paint is a drawing tool you can use to create simple or elaborate drawings. These drawings can be either black-and-white or color, and can be saved as bitmap files. You can print your drawing, use it for your desktop background, or paste it into another document. You can even use Paint to view and edit scanned photos.

You can also use Paint to work with pictures, such as .jpg, .gif, or .bmp files. You can paste a Paint picture into another document you've created, or use it as your desktop background.

Common tasks: Paint

Draw a straight line

Draw a freeform line

Draw a curved line

Send an image using e-mail

Draw a rectangle or square

Draw an ellipse or circle

Draw a polygon

Show or hide the toolbox

Undo changes

Acquire an image from a scanner or a digital camera



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