Windows 8.1 Will Come With Updated Fresh Paint App
Microsoft recently launched a port of its Windows 8 drawing app Fresh Paint for Windows Phone 8 and today the company announced that it has released an updated Fresh Paint app for the people who are using the public preview version of Windows 8.1.
In a blog post, Microsoft said that the Windows 8.1 preview version of the app adds a new watercolor medium alongside the previous oil color paint. Microsoft states, “Like the oil paint medium in Fresh Paint, the colors can mix and blend, but, like real watercolors, they will bleed into your canvas or paper to create vibrant works of art.”
In addition to image filters and new options, Fresh Paint also brings several other goodies supposed to improve the overall experience on a tablet.
“We’ve improved pen and stylus input to better work with pressure and the eraser (pick up a Surface to try out a great stylus experience). We’ve added the ability to save custom palettes, so if you have a favorite set of colors you can keep them handy. And, we’ve made dozens of other little changes throughout the product–such as adding the ability to import a painting directly from SkyDrive,” Microsoft explained.
In case you’re already running Windows 8 and you installed Fresh Paint, the new version will be automatically deployed on your computer once you make the move to Windows 8.1, Microsoft noted.
With the app on Windows Phone, you can starting a painting and save it to SkyDrive. You can then finish your work on your PC by selecting the “Save To” icon in the Fresh Paint app.
Fresh Paint for Windows 8.1 launches alongside the operating system update on October 18th. The app for Windows Phone 8 launches on October 14th.