Something to look forward to: Paint was introduced in 1985 as part of the initial release of Windows. Since then, this grid-based graphics editor has provided users with basic graphics creation and photo editing that often requires other programs for advanced features. This week, Microsoft announced the limited release of new features aimed at improving Paint capabilities, including a useful and quick background removal tool.
Six years ago, users were preparing to say goodbye to MS Paint after 32 years as the included graphics editor in Windows. The program’s fan base collectively breathed a sigh of relief when Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc later showed up announced that MS Paint would still be included in the standard Windows distribution. Since then, the popular application has received several feature and quality of life updates to improve its functionality and user experience.
Most recently, Microsoft released the latest potential feature enhancement for To paint. Windows Insiders have access to Paint’s new background removal feature, which lets you remove the background of any image with a single click.
As usual, open any image in the painting area, and with a single click on the Remove Background button, only the desired foreground element will remain. The feature also provides users with a familiar rectangle selection tool that can select specific areas for background removal.
The feature is currently available to Windows Insider Program participants, who will receive preview access to upcoming Windows features while also having the opportunity to provide feedback to Microsoft to guide future feature development efforts.
The program includes four sales channels with varying degrees of functional integration and stability. The Canary and Dev channels offer advanced users the earliest access to new platform changes and builds, although this can come at the expense of reliability and stability. The Beta and Release channels are used to distribute and collect feedback on refined builds that are nearing public release.
There is currently no public release planned for the new Paint feature, which is available through the Canary and Dev channels. Users interested in the Insider Program can do so to register You can participate at any time using your Microsoft account.