Fresh Paint app comes to Windows 10 as a preview

Microsoft releases the first preview of Fresh Paint app for Windows 10, but be warned of a few known issues before downloading.

Fresh Paint app preview for Windows 10

Fresh Paint was one of those new modern apps that Microsoft created to show off Windows 8 ability using touch. The app was designed to offer a realistic experience creating art inside of digital word, as Fresh Paint provide brushes, pencils, and everything you need to make your next work of art. Today, the software giant continues to roll out new updates preparing its apps for Windows 10 and Fresh Paint is the next app coming to the next generation of the operating system.

The app is now available for download through the Windows Store (beta) and it’s labeled as “Fresh Paint Windows 10 Preview” with the following improvements:

  • Intuitive UI, supporting touch, mouse, and stylus input
  • Accelerated graphics rendering technology to provide the most realistic digital painting experience possible
  • Import images, photos and even use your camera to capture an inspirational image to paint with
  • Print your artworks with high-definition
  • Draw or paint with watercolor, oil, pencil and pastel
  • Comes with two free activity packs for a fun ‘coloring book’ experience
  • Natural pressure sensitivity allows precise control of the thickness of brush strokes

Just remember that this is a preview, as such you shouldn’t expect a fully functional version of Fresh Paint for Windows 10 at this point. In addition, Microsoft is warning of several known issues:

  • First artwork does not save correctly
  • Users cannot select, delete or modify existing artworks in the gallery
  • It is difficult to accept the image import option during an inspire-me operation
  • Undo sometimes does not save properly on the first stroke
  • Application may crash after extended use on the paint page. Navigate to the home page (back) to save your work
  • The paint mixing palette always shows the watercolor wash brush, regardless of tool / color selected
  • Not all languages have been fully localized yet

If you’re running the latest version of Windows 10 Preview, use the link below to download Fresh Paint (preview) from the Windows Store (beta).

Source Microsoft via Windows Central

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