Paint was revamped between Windows XP and Windows 7, and now sports a ribbon interface (see Figure 8.2). It’s still a bitmap graphics tool, meaning that you can’t grab and resize various elements in your drawing. Once they’re put into the screen, they stay where they are. However, it’s still a useful tool for creating simple graphics, and for touching up graphics made in other programs.


Figure 8.2. Paint comes with a snazzy ribbon interface.

If you’re new to ribbon interfaces, it can take some getting used to. The trick is to notice the small downward arrows in each of the sections of the ribbon. These lead to more detailed choices. The ...

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