After unveiling redesigned Paint App for Windows 11, it took almost two years for Microsoft to add dark mode support to App. Yes! Microsoft is rolling out dark theme for Windows 11 Paint with Zoom improvements to insiders running Canary and Dev channels. You can expect new Paint app features to be available in stable branch later this year.
Paint App in Windows 11 gets Dark Mode support
Microsoft released new Paint App for Windows 11 with new OS look and feel. When the company announced new Paint, it also teased about “dark mode”. Sadly, its not arrived that quickly as expected.
Finally, today, on June 01, 2023 Microsoft announced it is rolling out updated Photos app (version 11.2340.17.0) with Dark mode and zoom improvements to insiders running preview builds.
Here is What’s new:
- Dark Mode support
- New Zoom Controls
- Fit to Screen option.
- Image properties dialog has been updated to match look and feel of Windows 11.
- Access key and Keyboard support improvements.
Keep in mind, you should be running Windows 11 Dev build 23471 and canary build 25375.
How to get new Paint App with Dark Mode?
You should know, there are third-party apps available on Web that enable the dark theme in Microsoft Paint, but out of box Dark Mode support to Paint App has been added with version 11.2304.17.0.
- Install or upgrade to latest Dev or Canary build.
- Launch Microsoft Store, click on Library
- Check for Updates and Apply
- Open Personalization Settings in Windows 11 and choose a dark theme
- Open Microsoft Paint and enjoy it’s dark appearance that may please your eyes while you work.
If Paint App Update is not available, you can wait or install the new version from here.
In case you’re unaware, Paint app in Stable version of Windows 11 already supports Webp in addition to Photos.
New Paint app remarks:
Canvas is still not centered.
Do let us know your take on this? Do you use Microsoft Paint on Windows?
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