Finally, the Windows 11 Paint app has a dark mode

Microsoft is testing an updated Paint app with Windows 11 Canary, Dev Channel Insiders, and it has a great dark mode

It finally happened! Microsoft is testing Paint app updated in Windows 11 with dark mode support. The updated app is rolling out first to the Windows 11 Canary and Dev Insiders channel, and it also comes with what the company calls “a good set of changes and improvements.”

As you would expect, since Paint now supports dark mode, it will switch to it automatically based on your Windows 11 and theme settings. You can also switch to it from the Enhanced Paint settings page as well, which can be accessed from the top right of the app below the close button.

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Anyway, while this might be the most notable, there are other improvements that Microsoft has to offer. Some of these have been suggested by the community. The zoom controls have been improved, so you can have more control over what you have displayed on the canvas. Microsoft still allows you to enjoy the classic presets if you wish, but there are now additional options for subtle increments of the zoom slider. You can even set a custom value, or click the fit to screen button, so that it fits the size of the window you have open.

The smaller tweaks are ones that those who choose Windows 11 will surely enjoy. Microsoft has modified the Picture Properties dialog, so that it now matches the Windows 11 design language. They’ve also made accessibility and usability improvements to dialogs in the app. Similar to File Explorer, you’ll also get an improved access key and keyboard shortcut support, making it easier to navigate the app.

The version number of the app with these changes is 11.2304.17.0. There’s no word yet on when everyone outside the Windows Insider program will see major improvements, but it usually takes several weeks or months for Microsoft to complete testing and iron out bugs.

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