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HOW TO EDIT PICTURES USING PAINT SOFTWARE

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If you are looking for better options on how to edit pictures fast using your computer then paint is the most suitable for that purpose.

There are many options when it comes to picture editing on your mobile devices or computers. However, the fastest and easiest can be the most preferable most times.

The photo editing software you will need also depends on what you want to edit on the picture. Simple editing such as resizing, cropping, rotating, erasing a section, adding an object or another picture/pictures on the main picture and placing text on the picture and lots more can be done on any computer using the paint software.

The good thing about paint software is that it comes alongside the window of every computer. This implies that the moment your computer has a window running on it, there is paint software in the computer.

This post will cover the following topics:

What Is Paint Software?

How to Launch Paint Software

How to open a picture with Paint Software

How to edit a picture with a Paint Software

. Adding text

. Adding extra pictures

. Erasing a section

. Rotate image

. Place symbols

How to save edited picture with a paint software

.Save as PNG

.Save as JPEG

.Save as GIF

Precautions when using paint software

 

Let us discuss the topics in details:

 

What Is Paint Software?

A paint software is a picture/photo editing software incorporated into every computer running with Microsoft products. It is a free product incorporated into window computer by Microsoft. As a computer user, you do not need to download and install paint into your computer because it is already on your computer by default.

The above implies that once your computer is running on a window software you probably already had the paint installed in it.

 

How to Launch Paint Software

To launch a paint software is very easily but because the paint icon is not always pinned on the task menu bar or its shortcut icon displayed on the desktop, launching paint will require that you look up for it.

One way to launch paint is to type ‘Paint’ in a search space of the window button area. The painted icon will show up, click on the icon to launch the paint.

How to edit pictures using Paint

How to edit pictures using Paint

How to open a picture with Paint Software

There are two ways you can use to open a picture using paint software. One way is to right-click on the picture you want open as shown in the image below; then highlight the ‘Open with’ options you will see ‘Paint’ click on it to launch the software and automatically upload the picture on it.

Another way you can open a picture with paint is to use the ‘Paste From’ button on the paint software interface. The ‘Paste From’ button will take you to any folder on your computer where there is a picture. Click on the picture and click the ‘Open’ button below it. This will paste the picture on the paint software and make it available for editing.

Another way you can open a picture with paint software is to use the ‘Copy’ and ’Paste’ command.  If the picture is already open on a web browser you can copy it and paste it on the paint and carry out any editing work on the picture. This copy and paint are very effective in pictures that are not in any folder on your computer like pictures from website pages.

How to edit pictures using Paint

How to edit pictures using Paint

How to edit a picture with a Paint Software

Now that your picture is on the paint, it is time to start editing the picture and add other things to the picture.

     .Cropping

To crop a picture simply means to cut-off unwanted areas in the picture. Cropping helps you to highlight the only important section of the picture as to save it as the main picture. To crop the picture, click on the crop button shown in the image below and use your mouse to highlight a portion of the picture you want to crop.

     . Adding text

You may wish to add text such as sentences that explain the picture just below the picture that will be possible with paint. All you need is to click on the button with the ‘A’ icon on it and move to any area of the picture and start writing what you want on the picture. You still have the option of reducing or increasing the text fonts and selecting the font family as well.

  . Adding extra pictures

In case you have sets of pictures you want to join together to make up a single picture paint will make it easy for you.

When you open the first picture resize it to the intended size and drag the empty space wide to accommodate other pictures.

     . Erasing a section

You can also erase a section of the picture by using the eraser button. All you need to do is to click on the eraser icon and move your mouse to any section of the picture you want to erase.

  . Rotate image

You can also rotate the picture you opened on the paint interface. In case the picture was not positioned properly, you can use the rotate buttons at the top section of the software to give your picture any position.

  . Place symbols

Paint equally allows you to place symbols, arrows, figures, etc. on the picture you are editing. Assuming you want to highlight specific points in the picture, you can use the symbols to make more illustrations in the picture.

How to edit pictures using Paint

How to edit pictures using Paint

 

How to save edited picture with a paint software

After editing any picture with paint software, you have the option of saving the picture in another format than the original picture format. For instance, you can change the image format from jpg to png using paint. Here is how you can do that;

    .Save as PNG

After editing your picture, click on the file options and click on the ‘Save AS’ button. From the list of file formats select ‘PNG’ and click ‘Save’ your picture is now saved in the PNG format.

        .Save as JPEG

Assuming you have a picture in another format and want to convert it to JPEG, paint software will do it for you. All you are to repeat the process mentioned in the above paragraph and select the ‘JPEG’ format and your picture will be saved in the jpg format.

How to edit pictures using Paint

How to edit pictures using Paint

 

Precautions when using paint software

Paint software is a very useful software but it has little room for correction of mistakes. Most mistakes you make on painting cannot be undone. The undoing may mean starting from the beginning or repeating that very task again.

 

 

 

 

 

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