As simple as Paint is, this can be the key to a budding artist starting out. The lack of features is its saving grace for ease of use. There are some things that it does that the mighty Photoshop doesn't do easily:
|Solid ellipses||Something that PS can't do.|
|Straight lines||( Perhaps Paint has patented the idea?)|
|Text||A straight-forward text insert tool. It has the optional draw background.|
|Rotate||The program can easily rotate and mirror the canvas, or just selections.|
|Stretch/Skew||To skew text to fit contours, and to expand smaller images to fit larger images.|
|Paste Selection||Before the selection is applied, the user can flip, rotate, and move the selection, or even turn it to be "transparent."|
Installed for free on ~90% of computers.
An elementary thing that it doesn't do is zoom smoothly, however.
Started 2007 by Eric Funk