Create, customize, share or print your doodles and drawings, both in 2D and 3D, with the help of this new version of the popular Microsoft Paint application.
- Paint 3D
- Version:Preview 1610.26017.0
- License :Freeware
- OS:Windows All
Paint 3D Description
Although it was never the best graphic editor you could get your hands on, thanks to its overall straightforwardness, support for a plethora of formats and the fact that it came by default with Windows versions from the past, Microsoft Paint has been part of our lives for quite a while now.
Equally, sadly and fortunately, we can slowly start saying goodbye to the legendary Paint app, as with both eyes on the future, Microsoft recently revealed its predecessor, called Paint 3D.
Until the next big Windows update, it’s only available for Windows 10 Insider computers
Before anything, you should know that this is actually a Preview version of Paint 3D and that the stable versions will be available with the arrival of the next Windows 10 Creators Update.
This also means that, at least for the time being, you can get Paint 3D Preview only after signing up for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Insider program and installing a build above the 14800 mark.
If the conditions above are met, you can effortlessly install and deploy the app from the Windows Store, with no more than a few mouse clicks.
Rejuvenated UI with modern and intuitive layout, as well as smooth transition effects
Upon launching the app, the first thing that becomes evident is the massive overhaul in the looks department. This is no longer the oldschool app we have all come to know and love but, instead, it features a modern and very functional user interface that looks right at home on Windows 10.
In spite of all the changes, the app has become even more user-friendly, if anything else. There’s a simple ‘Hamburger menu on the upper left part of the main window that allows you to create new projects, save or open already existing ones, insert elements, as well as publish, print or share them with ease.
On the middle part of the top toolbar, you will find menus that encompass everything from drawing and paint tools, 3D shapes or models, stickers, textures, text tools, backdrop controls and canvases, basically, everything you need to create and extensively customize both 3D and 2D objects.
The toolbar is completed with quick controls for undoing or redoing your latest actions and, a very funky feature that allows you to replay all the steps in creating your projects.
Within a few minutes of fiddling about with the app, you will get the hang of working with Paint 3D in all its three dimensions and with its wide array of neatly-designed new tools.
2D or 3D, classic-setup or touch-based devices, Paint 3D has it all covered
Worthy of a special praise are the so-called ‘Magic Select’ tool that makes it easy for you to modify foreground and background subjects and the feature that allows you to turn any 2D drawing into 3D with just a single click. The latter capability is accessible from the tiny toolbar which lives in the bottom part of the main window.
By now, it should be clear that the app’s interface is quite exploitable even with a standard keyboard and mouse-based setup but, surely, touch screen or pen-capable computers will be able to provide you with a far better overall user experience.
Create, edit, share or print your doodles both in 2D and 3D
As a statement of their commitment to getting involved in the 3D business, Microsoft has bestowed upon Paint 3D quick export and sharing options to some of the most popular social media networks and other types of apps.
Since Windows 10 features native support for 3D printing, it is now simpler than ever for you to print your creations to both 2D and 3D, without even having to leave the app.
A refreshed version of the popular Paint app, now ready to tackle the future
To conclude, one thing’s sure: by managing to keep alive all the traits that made the original Paint application such a success and by adding fresh and efficient technologies alongside them, Microsoft is now ready to continue one its most relevant legacies, that of providing the everyday user with one of the most easy-to-use tools for graphics editing, now with all new 3D capabilities as well.