The release of Windows 11 has fans excited and impatient all over the world. Ever since Microsoft announced its launch on 24, 2021, users have been curious. Successor to Windows 10, Windows 11 is expected to be released in late 2021. However, the new upgrade won’t require any cost. Just like you may not need to pay more for new updates in Charter Spectrum cable. Windows users will be able to upgrade it free of cost to compatible Windows 10 devices via Windows Update.
Which Features Can You Expect on Windows 11?
Previously, it was believed that Windows 10 was the last version of Windows when a Microsoft employee made an announcement in 2015. However, recently, in early 2021, Microsoft posted a job listing referring to s “sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows”. In any case, Windows 11 is all set to release later this year. What’s even more exciting is that MS Paint is expected to get redesigned in the new Windows upgrade. Paint has been part of all Windows updates but remains largely unchanged.
Although it did go through slight changes every now and then, there has been nothing major. With Windows 11, however, things could change. According to Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay, MS Paint is to be “redesigned”. “Here’s another @Windows11 first look. This is the redesigned Paint app, rolling out soon to Windows Insiders. Can’t wait to see your creations!,” he said on Twitter with a Windows 11 teaser.
Here’s another @Windows 11 first look. This is the beautifully redesigned Paint app, coming soon to Windows Insiders. Can’t wait to see your creations! #Windows11 #WindowsInsiders pic.twitter.com/jiKyfqQFUV
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) August 18, 2021
The teaser does not provide any details into MS Paint’s new features, but it does reveal the following changes:
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Other User Interface Changes
While the video posted on Twitter did not reveal too much about the new Windows update, it did show slight changes to MS Paint. The design, appearance, and tools on Paint seem to have been upgraded in Windows 11.
The new MS Paint also shows a more advanced design. There are features like animations and more refined brushes that didn’t exist in the previous version. The tag line for Microsoft 11’s MS Paint is ‘Brush up your creative side’. The new update has caused a lot of excitement among digital artists and young content creators. Moreover, Windows 11 will also have a lot of other changes.
Windows is known for its sound, especially the music that plays when your device is turned on. However, the newly upgraded Windows might take a different approach to sound. Christian Koehn and Diego Baca from Microsoft have revealed that Windows 11 will be different this way. They say its design is based on ‘calm technology’.
Moreover, they explain the importance of calmness in the modern world. Koehn and Baca state that it feeds the ability to feel in control, at peace, and grounded. They further add that Windows 11 facilitates this by providing groundbreaking experiences that feel nostalgic, soften crass user interface and enhance emotional connection.
Furthermore, Microsoft Teams will also be revamped with the new Windows upgrade. The highly anticipated Windows 11 will feature Microsoft Teams 2.0. This will have more advanced features, designs, and technology. Team 2.0 will have an updated messaging feature that will allow users to message and reply directly.
However, a revamped Microsoft Paint continues to excite users because of the growing demand for designing applications. With digital content creation on a rise today, this demand seems completely justified. However, it’s not just design and technology that have excited users. It’s also because Microsoft Paint has been with Windows ever since it came out in 1985, with Windows 1.0. And it has continued to be a part of every single upgrade.
Because of this, users also associate it with nostalgia and history. Even though several advanced editing and drawing applications exist for artists, MS Paint is still loved because of what it represents and stands for. As a result, it’s exciting to see what changes Microsoft 11 will bring to one of the oldest and loved software of Windows.
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