Like WordPad, the Paint art accessory now also includes a greater number of options that enhance the capabilities of Paint in Windows 7. To begin with, Windows 7 Paint has a wider range of brushes to select from. Now there are calligraphy brushes, airbrushes, oil brushes, crayons, and water color brushes.
Whichever brush you choose there is now also a wider selection of colors to select from. The edit color option allows you to mix your own shades. These shades can then be saved alongside the other standard color options.
On the view tab there is a new display option. By selecting the full-screen option a full-screen display of the Paint document will then be provided. There are also options to include gridlines and rulers with the Paint document.
You can also save your Paint document with more variable file formats. Select save as and you can save with any of the following formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP. As such, Paint supports a variety of file formats. Like WordPad, Paint has also been redesigned in much the same way. The zoom slider is also included in Paint, as well as Quick Access bar, and tabs. All Paint’s main options can now be reached with just a single click.
So overall, Paint and WordPad are now all the better in Windows 7. Having been redesigned with a number of new options added they are now more advanced accessories that provide greater scope for word processing and art & drawing than was previously the case. For sure, they are not yet great alternatives to Word and Paint Shop Pro, but still have some good options.