04
May
2011

How to Modify and Edit a Photo in Windows 7 Paint

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windows 7 paintThe most famous photo editor in Windows 7 is without any doubt the well-known Microsoft Windows Paint available in all Windows systems that allows you to edit, modify and change photos and pictures. Of course, I am talking about small fixes and changes that do not require special skills or advanced tools (such as Photoshop).  Windows 7 Paint is a very simple tool that has got very simple features allowing a regular user to perform basic operations. Such a tool, despite it is known by everybody it is very little used and most of the time it is neglected and forgotten. However, Windows Paint has some aces up in the sleeves that might amaze you! So let’s see how to use Microsoft Windows paint as a Pro!

  1. Open Paint.
  2. Click File and from the menu select Open…
  3. This will open a window named Open that allows you to choose a photo or a picture to edit and modify.
  4. Click a photo of your choice.

If you are not satisfied with the way a photo looks like you can crop and edit it in order to focus on certain elements and give more importance to small details:

  1. Click the Paint button (the blue button located on the top left of Paint).
  2. Click Open to and choose a photo of your choice.
  3. Click the Home tab.
  4. In the Image section, click Select.
  5. Click a particular section of the photo and drag  in order to crop it.
  6. Click the Paint button.
  7. Click Save As.
  8. Click the picture file type for the cropped picture.
  9. Assign a name to the crop photo and click Save.

If you wish to change the file size of a picture (file size is how heavy a picture is, it is the amount of bytes, kilobytes or megabyte it takes) or you want to change a photo resolution ( photo resolution is the number of pixels a picture is composed of. The more pixels a photo has got the more sharp and clear  it is), follow this easy steps:

  1. Click the Paint button (the blue button located on the top left of Paint).
  2. Click Open to and choose a photo of your choice.
  3. Click the Home tab.
  4. In the Image section, click Resize.
  5. In the Resize and Skew dialog box, choose and tick the  Maintain aspect ratio checkbox so that the resized picture will have the same aspect ratio as the original picture.
  6. If you wish, you can also resize and make a picture smaller by a certain percentage. To do it, simply click Percentage, enter a percentage (%) to reduce the width by in the Horizontal box or a percentage (%) to reduce the height by in the Vertical box.
  7. Alternatively, you can also choose Pixels from the menu in order to obtain the same result as above.

If you want, you can also change a photo file type. A different file type will let you trim your photo size in order to have it lighter. In Windows 7 Paint, the file types available are: PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF and different BITMAT formats.

  1. Click the Paint button.
  2. Click Open and choose a picture of your choice.
  3. Now, in order to change and modify the file type, click Save as. A list of file type available will appear.
  4. Click Other Formats to pick other file type.
  5. A new Windows will appear. At the bottom at the window you will see a down-drop menu labeled Save as. Click it.
  6. A list of other file types will appear on the screen.

Other Windows 7 Paint feature can be found here.

 




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