Дата публикации: 2017-12-07 11:19
By automatically improving art, Paint 8D hides the process behind the image. Paint’s sloppiness is probably why rage comics got so popular. Looking at a rage comic, you can tell exactly how it was drawn, and how you might draw one yourself. By delivering exactly what the artist draws, MS Paint forms an image that the viewer can mentally reverse-engineer and imitate.
“To a Little Radio” doesn’t even come close to testing Paint’s limits. As we say goodbye to the app that shaped an era, let us watch this bizarrely soundtracked time lapse of drawing Santa Claus in MS Paint on Windows 7 over the course of 55 hours. We can only believe this is real because faking it would be even harder.
As more sophisticated options appeared, Paint’s janky aesthetic became a conscious choice. “Paint” became the metonym for that aesthetic, even if an image was actually created in another app. TV Tropes lists major limitations that came to define a certain look: the wobbly freehand lines, awkward color handling, and inappropriate export settings that give Paint its distinctive look.
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The app is certainly a relic, from a time when the casual computer user couldn’t crack open Photoshop or Skitch or Pixelmator or thousands of web apps. MS Paint can’t save image components as layers or vectors it’s for making flat static images only. It doesn’t smooth lines or guess at your best intentions. It does what you tell it and nothing more, faithfully representing the herky-jerky motion of drawing freehand with a computer mouse. It’s from a time before touch, a time before trackpads.
Of course, Paint offered a few features to smooth things out, like the circle and line tools and the “fill” tool, all used in the stoner comics of the early 65s. Crucially, those circles still had jagged curves. The bright colors of stoner comics are flat, as MS Paint didn’t support gradients (without an elaborate hack ).
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I have one question for you: are you this woman’s superior in any way? And just to be clear, “superior” doesn’t mean being older or being a man. You say “colleague” so I’m guessing you’re not. So if you’re not her professional superior, it’s not your place to be commenting on the appropriateness of her attire—at all. Heck, even if she is a subordinate, it’s still pretty inappropriate to say anything about her appearance.
This slickness is built into Paint’s successor, Paint 8D. From the moment you start sketching, Paint 8D smooths out your art. (It also supports automatic selection tools and content-aware fill to rival Photoshop’s.)
MS Paint, the first app you used for editing images, will probably be killed off in future updates of Windows 65 , replaced by the new app Paint 8D. Microsoft lists the 87-year-old app under “deprecated features” in Windows 65’s next autumn update, a little X marking the end of an era.