Updated Paint app for Windows 11 begins rolling out to Windows Insiders with dark mode and zoom improvements

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are beginning to roll out an update to the Paint app for Windows 11 to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels (version 11.2304.17.0). This update includes a good set of changes and improvements we think the community will enjoy!

With this update, we are introducing support for dark mode in Paint. By default, Paint will adapt to your system theme preferences, but you can change this option yourself on the brand-new settings page.

Paint in dark mode showing a drawing of a cat.

We are also rolling out improvements to the zoom controls as well to give you more flexibility and control over the view of your content on the canvas. The classic presets are still available, but you can now also zoom in and out with finer granularity increments on the zoom slider or set a custom zoom value for even greater precision. We are also introducing a new fit to screen option to quickly optimize zoom to match your window size.

New zoom controls in Paint.

We updated the “Image Properties” dialogs to match the style of the new Windows 11 design and fit in with the new Paint app backdrop as well as many accessibility and usability improvements to dialogs throughout the app. We have also improved access key and keyboard shortcut support throughout the app for improved accessibility and productivity with keyboard.

Improved access key support in Paint.

As always, we love getting feedback from the community and we will be looking out for your thoughts and suggestions on this update!

FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Apps > Paint.

Dave Grochocki, Principal Product Manager Lead – Windows Inbox Apps

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