Why Use Microsoft Paint to Edit Photos?
With sophisticated photo editing applications such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, why would anyone ever consider using Microsoft (MS) Paint to edit their photos? Well, one good reason is that not everyone can afford these respected editing applications. Another good reason is that not everyone is comfortable learning to use these programs. Although there are many tutorials on how to edit photos using Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop, you don't need to learn such tutorials if you only need to edit little things like resizing a picture, adding text, or combining two images.
Microsoft Paint is a very basic editing application found on virtually every Windows computer. This is great because if you are away from home and you need to tweak a picture on a friend's computer, you can do it with MS Paint. Even if you're very familiar with the application or feel you have no use for it, consider all it can do for you:
1. Use MS Paint to Resize an Image
After opening or creating an image in MS Paint, you can resize it. To do this, place your mouse over Image on the toolbar and click Stretch/Skew. You can type in any number from 0-500 in the Horizontal and/or Vertical box and it will re-size your image by that much percent. For example, if you type in 70, you'll resize the image, or make it narrower, by 70%. This function is great if you need to re-size a large photograph. You can also re-size images by selecting the photo by going to Edit → Select All, and then finding and clicking on the corner blue squares and dragging the photo.