Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How To Edit Images In Microsoft Paint Program

Microsoft has many interesting applications built into its Windows XP operating system. One such interesting app is the Paint program that lets you edit pictures easily. The numerous options in this program allow you to crop images, add texts, choose colors, etc. In this article, we will guide you through the steps so that you can edit your pictures perfectly.


  • Go to the Start menu and click the option All Programs.
  • Further click on Accessories and then select Paint from the popup menu. This will launch Microsoft Paint application.
  • From the menu bar at the top, select File and then click on Open.
  • Navigate to the location of the picture, which you wish to edit. Select it and choose the option Open.
Editing options

According to Windows XP Help and Support Center, there are numerous tools in the Paint program, which helps you make your picture beautiful. We will discuss some of the important options below.

Choose areas – Click on the image and drag to any portion of the picture that you have selected.

Fill or add colors – You can see the menu for color in the bottom left corner. You can select the color of your choice to fill the selected area or portion of the image.

Type texts on images – You can edit the images and add texts to it. For this, choose the text tool. Select a portion to enter the text and type the matter.

Inserts objects – You have a wide range of objects to choose from; as polygon, circle, rectangle, ellipse, rounded rectangle, etc. Select any of these tools and insert in the picture in any size

Alter images – You can alter the images as you wish. You can rotate them in any direction you wish. You can also resize these images as per your needs.

When you are done with the editing, in order to save the image, select the option File and then click on Save As. You will be asked to choose a location on your hard drive to save the file. Select the location and select Save.

You can instantly take prints of the edited images as well. For this, select File and then the option Print. You can also print the image using the shortcut keys Ctrl and P. Press these keys simultaneously to access the print options.

We hope that the above-mentioned steps have helped you edit your favorite pictures without troubles. If you have any queries regarding the various options in the application, you can contact Windows XP help and Support Center or Microsoft Chat, for assistance.

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