Paint app gets Dark Mode, more for Windows 11 Canary and Dev Channels

Kip Kniskern

Along with new builds for the Dev and Beta Channels, The Windows Insider program also announced some improvements to the Paint app coming to the Canary and Dev Channels. Paint gets a version number of 1.2304.17.0 for these channels, here’s what’s new:

Dark Mode

Paint will already default to your system settings for Light or Dark Mode or theme settings, but you can now change this option just for Paint with a new settings page.

Zoom Controls

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.

Image Properties

Image Properties now more closely aligns with the Windows 11 design style, and now has “many accessibility and usability improvements to dialogs throughout the app,” and improved keyboard shortcut support.

Are you a Paint user? Check out the new Paint app update and tell us what you think.

Featured Image via Windows Insider Program