09 April 2011

Paint XP: Classic Microsoft Paint For Windows 7

PaintXP logo

It is no secret that I happen to like retro or anachronic (very old) apps in current Operating Systems.  More when it comes to discontinued apps. Perhaps, no better example than me resharing the good old Microsoft Photo Editor.

While the main reason to post about discontinued or anachronic apps  is because in most cases they don’t have a current version or simil that can actually replace them. It is not the only important reason. The other big reason is for when you want to use a retro or anachronic app just because you were too used to the UI-UX of it that you just want that back. And that is exactly the case of Paint XP.

Paint XP screenshot

Paint XP is nothing else than Microsoft Paint with the Classic UI-UX that everyone and their mothers knows from Windows XP  for Windows 7.  You know, for those that got too proficient in it (after all, some can even speed paint the Mona Lisa with it) and just cannot get used to the new Microsoft Paint with the Fluent UI-UX (A.K.A The Ribbon). 

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There is really nothing to explain about Paint XP other than what I have already explained. On the things to note about it,  is that it can run side by side with the Windows 7 Paint app as seen in this post screenshot. And finally that Paint XP is the easiest way to get the old UI-UX back without having to run XP Mode or Modify your current version of Paint. The only thing that could had made it better would had been if it was a portable app.  It is not, so you have to install it. But fret not, Paint XP comes as a 1mb installer and it works in both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7.

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Paint XP info

Paint XP                                         <—Direct Download Link

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14 comments :

M.Dorosh said...

I just spent two hours reading that other guys hints on how to upgrade the Windows 7 paint program, updating my ownership options, downloading stuff, and none of it worked, all in a vain effort to get Classic Paint back onto my new machine.

Then in frustration I scrolled down my google search list, found you, and in 10 seconds, had Classic Paint installed. Bless you.

Avatar X said...

@M.Dorosh:

Thank you very much. Hope you subscribe to the feed or check out the blog again. I checked out your Wargaming Blogs. Very cool, that sure is a very different angle in war blogging.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! It worked like a charm. All problem I have is making Paint XP my default program for all images.....

Can you assist me in that?

Avatar X said...

@Anonymous

Yeah, go to any image you have, right click on it. Now from the context menu click "Open With" and then "Choose Default Program". Now chooce "Browse" and select Paint XP checking tha the slot that says "use as your default program for this kind of files" is selected. Apply and then you are done. Paint XP is your default program for that kind of image file.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Avatar X said...

@Anon2

Glad this post was useful to you.

Anonymous said...

I had all but stopped drawing when they upgraded me to windows 7.

Thank you so much for this.

Avatar X said...

@Anon3

Very glad you fond this post useful.

Demonlemon said...

Thank you so much for posting this

any idea how to make it so when I pick the "edit" option it will open the various image files in this program rather than the new paint?

Avatar X said...

@DemonLemon:

Glad you liked it.

Yeah, go to any image you have, right click on it. Now from the context menu click "Open With" and then "Choose Default Program". Now choose "Browse" and select Paint XP checking that the slot that says "use as your default program for this kind of files" is selected. Apply and then you are done. Paint XP is your default program for that kind of image file.

Anonymous said...

You are my fucking hero

Avatar X said...

Glad you liked finding the app

Vegandro said...

Thank you so much for this!

Avatar X said...

@Vegandro Glad you found this post useful.

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