If you're an avid computer user, you probably know that one of the main changes in Windows 7 was the introduction of the Ribbon interface in the popular Paint tool.
Good ol’ interface
That is why you may find Paint XP quite a handy utility, as it brings the old-school Paint tool back, working just fine on Windows 7 too.
The real good thing is that all features are still there, so Paint XP can easily take the place of the revamped Paint tool on your Windows 7 machine, offering exactly the same goodies as the older versions.
Good ol’ tools and options
With support for a wide variety of photo formats, you can draw a number of shapes, zoom in and zoom out, pick colors, erase, place text and select a specific area of an image using the toolbox placed on the left side of the main window.
The “Image” drop down menu hides the same useful utilities, including flip and rotate, stretch and skew, invert colors, attributes, clear image and draw opaque, which means Paint XP boasts the tools that made the old Microsoft Paint famous.
Performance and evaluation
Obviously, Paint XP runs on very low resources and does not affect system performance at all, working just fine not only on Windows 7, but also on all the other Windows versions on the market. Still, it is clearly a tool addressed to Windows 7 users who are not quite impressed with the Ribbon interface of the new Paint version.
Overall, Paint XP is an oldie but goldie that works flawlessly on Windows 7 and comes to lend a hand to all users who wish to perform simple photo editing tasks without the need for the Ribbon look.