The legendary free graphic editor available for your Windows OS

MS Paint

MS Paint

  -  150.22 KB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    MS Paint 5.1.2600.5918 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

    Click to vote
  • Author / Product

    Microsoft Corporation / External Link

  • Filename

  • MD5 Checksum


MS Paint is the legendary lightweight graphic editor available as a built-in app in all versions of Windows OS. However, with years this app went through several noticeable upgrades, and now the users of older versions of this OS can experience the latest version of this app that is currently being shipped on Windows 10 on the new Windows 11. The new version introduced many new elements that can enhance the possibilities of creating new rasterized art, and more tools for simple editing or enhancing any photo or image that it can load.

This standalone version of Microsoft Paint is the same as the one that is distributed to all Windows 10/Windows 11 users, and even they can gain value from this standalone version if by any chance their local copy becomes inaccessible, corrupted or (accidentally) deleted. Simply install this app on any modern version of Windows OS (even old Windows XP!), and this classic app will be ready for editing and image creation.

The user interface of MS Paint features a classic Ribbon interface that was popularized by Windows 7. The main home tab features a wide array of tools for area selection (and associated actions such as crop, resize and rotate), pen, eraser, zoom, text insert, brushes, shapes, pencil size, and color picker. The only other tab “View” manages the way the canvas is shown on screen, including support for rulers, gridlines, and full-screen rendering. Just below the large canvas is a simple status bar that features data on cursor position, canvas size, and zoom level. All in all, a very simple editor that has all the necessary tools for light drawing and editing.

While some people often criticize Microsoft MS Paint for being too simplistic, this app has still managed to find millions of fans all around the world who are not interested in more advanced tools, layered image creation, and photo editing effects. This is intentionally made to be nostalgic and as simple as possible, but still packing a surprising number of tools that can help users of all knowledge levels to quickly visualize their ideas without much effort.

MS Paint is 100% FREE and can be used on a wide variety of Windows OS versions, including legacy releases as Windows XP. If you have the latest version of Windows 10/11 and want to try something new, open Paint 3D featuring new 2D and 3D tools. It's free and ready to go.

  • MS Paint 5.1.2600.5918 Screenshots

    The images below have been resized. Click on them to view the screenshots in full size.

    MS Paint 5.1.2600.5918 Screenshot 1
  • MS Paint 5.1.2600.5918 Screenshot 2
  • MS Paint 5.1.2600.5918 Screenshot 3
  • MS Paint 5.1.2600.5918 Screenshot 4
  • MS Paint 5.1.2600.5918 Screenshot 5