Unleash your inner creative with Fresh Paint – the ultimate canvas for your big ideas. Fresh Paint is a fun and easy to use painting app with the right tools for artists of all ages.  We believe that brilliant, creative ideas can come from anyone, anytime. It’s time to set your creativity free. Create original artwork, turn photos into beautiful paintings, or choose an activity pack to help you get started quickly. From whimsical pictures of your friends to amazing landscapes, Fresh Paint enables you to create anything. “Utterly superb” – Brad Chacos, PC World “Windows 8’s coolest app: Fresh Paint” – David Goldman, CNNMoney “The most realistic painting app I have ever used” – Joe Fedewa, WinSource “There's no better demonstration of the cool types of things you can do with multitouch than Fresh Paint.” – Michael Muchmore, PC Magazine

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Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Fresh Paint has been redesigned for Windows 10!


  • Intuitive UI, supporting touch, mouse, and stylus input
  • Draw or paint with watercolor, oil, pencil, pastel and pen
  • Natural pressure sensitivity allows precise control of the thickness of brush strokes
  • Import images, photos and even use your camera to capture an inspirational image to paint with
  • Available activity packs and coloring pages will entertain budding artists.
  • Print your artwork with high definition
  • Help your kids be creative and explore their imagination
  • Easily correct mistakes with the eraser tool and undo button.
  • Click the fan button to dry instantly all the paint on your canvas.
  • Easily share your paintings with people you care about.

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
Notes Not specified
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
Notes Works on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices
Microsoft Fresh Paint works great with Windows 8 touch screens

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Corporation
(c) Microsoft Corporation

Approximate download size
4.49 MB - 123.93 MB


This app can
Use your rear- or front-facing camera
Use your webcam
Use your microphone
Access your Internet connection
Use your pictures library
Use your music
Use the photos in your media library
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use your device network services
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors
Access your browser
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.

In-app purchases
Free - $2.49

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on your Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)
English (United Kingdom)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
Català (Català)
Dansk (Danmark)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Suomi (Suomi)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
Français (Canada)
Français (France)
עברית (ישראל)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
Nederlands (Nederland)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Brasil)
Português (Portugal)
Русский (Россия)
Svenska (Sverige)
ไทย (ไทย)
Türkçe (Türkiye)
Українська (Україна)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
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Most helpful favorable review




Platform: PC


Ive tried a lot of drawing app and this one really is the best for me not too complicated or simple or require purchase. The thing I would suggest is a way to create layers if possible, I always make mistakes and I think adding layer will make it easier to use. over all I do like this app and its still manageable without layers but i think adding a layers feature would really help ( I suppose there are other things but honestly just adding layers would be enough because this really gives the effect of drawing on a piece of paper and not just an app)

45 out of 49 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review




Platform: PC

crashes my computer!!!!

In theory, its a great program, but its so ridiculously annoying when you are in the middle of creating something for the program to force your computer to restart. Then when you come back, a chunk of what you completed is now gone! Also annoying that it has no save as you go option. So this means that you have to count on the program to AutoSave your work, and as you can tell from my complaint about the crashing, the AutoSave feature is not up to par. Sure, there is a save option, but when it saves you lose the quality of the color of the painting. Its as if it is saving as flattened image, bit as the actual painting. So like I said, in "theory" its a cool program, but what's the point if you take the time to work on something only to just lose it?

81 out of 98 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

What I think this app really needs is the water colour painting tool. We have that really icky, thick looking stuff, the colour pencil, the spreader pencil thing, the eraser..... But we're missing the water colour paint? The most buildable, easy to use tool? Why? Plus we should be able to change the canvas texture. Please update to include water colour paint tool plus different canvas textures.




Platform: Mobile

Better for tablet and PC but not phone

It's well done and I really like Fresh Paint on a desktop PC but on my Windows Phone it seems like the icons and tools are just too cluttered on the screen. I don't enjoy drawing/painting as much on the phone. Could use a better thought out UI that allows me to use the app vertically and not just horizontally.




Platform: PC

Worst Game Ever

There are limited drawings and you're not able to use your imagination. They're are not many colors. I'm not proud of this.

3 out of 9 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC


Its a pretty good app, but sometimes it ends up just not working or it overall starts to glitch out.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

This isn't a practical or useful tool

This isn't a practical tool to use for every day basic editing or whatever you use it for. Without the ability to make straight lines or any useful, practical shape, this a glorified toy for children. It's actually a great app if it's meant for children. But the utility in the adult world is limited at best.

12 out of 18 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Beautiful colors, textures,many mediums and tools

"VERY COOL" I adore this app! you can work with 3 or more paintings at a time with different mediums, walk away at anytime, come back later, and your paint brushes are clean and your canvas paint is still wet and blend able! Truly amazing! interruption's? no more ruined brushes from dried on paint. I do wish I could change the brush stroke action and direction so I could use brushes the way I would use real ones. But I am starting to learn a new way to paint. I also wish there was a knife in the oil tool box to scrape off paint for peaks and sharp edges. I am almost sure that would be very hard to do so maybe a sharp angled brush.




Platform: Mobile


An absolutely amazing app. I WOULD TOTALLY SHARE THIS WITH MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY. It runs so smoothly and all of the amazingly vibrant colors allow me to create art work better than Picasso! This is by far the best art app in the entire mobile galaxy! 10\10, 5 stars, and just wonderful. Everyone will have a blast with this incredible app! Go get it today it is amazing.

8 out of 8 people found this helpful.



Gyana Jyoti

Platform: Mobile


A better experience while sketching on your own mobile devices.And I'm just the beginner in sketching and painting. This is a really very good app to make things happened.




Platform: PC


I would say that this is a good app, but please at layers. Lots of times when I try to draw, too, I can't exactly draw over other lines sometimes. Sometimes it also doesn't allow me to draw in a certain area, so please fix that. other than that, this is a good app.

9 out of 10 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Really great features... add an "adult coloring book"

They should add more feature packs. Why not an "adult coloring book" with Mandalas, etc., then my wife would use this app for sure!

One person found this helpful.



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