An official Windows 11 archive photo has accidentally leaked the upcoming redesign of the Microsoft Paint app.
Microsoft Paint was introduced with the first release of Windows in 1985, and although it is not the most advanced tool, it has become a fixture of the operating system.
While most people use it to fool around, scribble, or create small illustrations, it has been used to create unexpectedly beautiful artwork.
Paint is being redesigned in Windows 11
Over the years, Paint hasn’t evolved much, and Microsoft has made it an optional feature in Windows 10.
While Microsoft has updated the user interface in Windows 11, Microsoft Paint continues to use the same boring interface that it has had for many years.
This is all about to change, as Microsoft has uploaded an official Windows 11 archive photo to Unsplash that gives us an idea of the next version of Microsoft Paint with a modern user interface.
As you can see from the image below, which we’ve rotated and cropped for a better view, Microsoft has revamped the interface with new icons, rounded color pickers, and a more modern feel.
This version is not currently available on Windows 11, but as the operating system is approaching the development-release-to-manufacture (RTM) phase, we should expect to see it soon.
Even if Paint doesn’t make it to the RTM, Microsoft is updating the program through Windows Feature Experience Packs so that it can be updated and delivered to users at any time outside of Microsoft’s normal update cycle.
H / T MSPoweruser