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Microsoft® Paint Application
The Microsoft Paint Application offers several features in favor of fancier graphics software. To open Microsoft Paint, click the ‘Start’ button followed by clicking on ‘All programs’. Click ‘Accessories’ and then select ‘Paint’. When you start Microsoft Paint, you can see a window that is mostly empty, with just little tools for drawing and painting. Microsoft Paint includes a handy collection of drawing tools in the toolbox.
Microsoft Paint is a program used to draw, color, and edit pictures. You could use Microsoft Paint like a digital sketchpad to make simple pictures and original projects or to add text and designs to other pictures, such as those taken with your digital camera. Microsoft Paint is built-in on all Windows based personal computers in the Accessories folder.
You could use the Microsoft Paint tools to create freehand drawings and add a range of shapes to your pictures. Users can also enlarge the screen view by using keyboard commands. For zoom-in hit the ‘Ctrl’ key along with the ‘Page down’ key. To zoom-back to the original size hit the ‘Ctrl’ key with the ‘Page up’ key. Using the Microsoft Paint application you could draw lines with the pencil brush and curve options. If you make a mistake or simply need to change part of a picture, you could use the eraser. By default, the eraser changes any area you erase to white. However, you can change the eraser color as per your wish. There is an ‘Options’ box located below the toolbox that can be used to change tools for drawing.
FIVE – Drawing tools
Tool Box in Microsoft Paint contains icons for artistic tools. These tools let you to select from a wide choice of brushes with particular textures. Users can select colors used for free form drawing. The other tools in the toolbox permit users to create shapes such as circles, squares and rectangles. The ‘Fill with color tool’ fills a chosen section of the graphic with a selected color, saving the user the trouble of manually coloring that section.
FOUR – Zooming
You have the capacity to change the viewing size of the open file. Options to resize the viewable area can be found by clicking on the ‘View’ menu. Selecting ‘Custom’ from the menu permits users to expand the view up to 800 percent of the original size. This ability allows the worker to edit her graphic in great detail. There is an additional option on the Zoom menu that permits users to add gridlines to the window as well.
The Image menu in Microsoft Paint application gives users numerous frequently used tools that influence the overall image. The Flip and Rotate selection permit the editor to turn the image in a new direction. It is possible to flip the image horizontally, vertically, or rotate the graphic at a particular degree. The editor could also stretch the image or skew it by degree and pull sides in opposite directions.
The Microsoft Paint application allows you to easily forward an open file through e-mail. Users can pick the ‘Send’ option by clicking on the ‘File’ menu. On selecting the computer’s e-mail software, the program opens and inserts the file into an e-mail. You just need to choose the recipient, write a message and subject and press ‘Send’.
You could make use Microsoft Paint to open and edit photos that clicked with a digital camera or scanned into the system, as long as they were in one of the formats such as .jpg, .bmp, or .gif. You could invert colors to make a negative effect. You could use the shape tool to create a black rectangle and cover up the face of people you would rather not see in your photos.
The Microsoft Paint program draws, colors, and edits pictures. You could use Microsoft Paint similar to a digital sketchpad to create easy pictures and original projects or to add text and designs to other pictures, such as those taken with your digital camera.