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Run Windows 7 Paint on Vista and XP

never got the chance to install Windows 7 on my machine but I did use it on my cousin’s computer and I have to say it seems a lot better than Windows Vista. May be I’m just not comfortable with all the beta versions they are releasing for testing purposes. I’m planning to buy an official copy of Windows 7 as soon as it becomes available in my surroundings.

Unlike the default Paint that comes with Vista and XP, Windows 7 offers a much better image editor that not only offers a better interface but also has additional features. For those of you who would like to try Windows 7 Paint on Vista or XP must try Paintribbon.

Paintribbon is a free picture editing application which imitates the Windows 7 Paint interface, utilizing the ribbon first seen in Office 2007. It offers great features including

  • Line, Circle, Square and Star shapes
  • Different line widths
  • A variety of fill and stroke colour options
  • The ability to move drawn shapes

As of now Paintribbon can only open and save .pic (pict) image files, however the developers are planning to offer additional file types in later releases of Paintribbon. Note that it does come with a lot of known issues so don’t forget to read more about it before you install the application.


Bugs mentioned on thir home page includes

  • Buttons do not uncheck themselves, user must uncheck previous button before using next tool.
  • Freehand drawing is extremely rudimentary, will not save and will disappear if regular shapes are drawn after freehand line.
  • Obscure errors when attempting to open files other than .pic
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