Good, with experience you can create masterpieces in MS Paint. Paint is among one of the initial graphical software. If you have a fair knowledge in Paint, you wouldn’t have much trouble putting up your creativity on your computer. Paint allows users to create, format and edit images in mainly three formats- BMP, GIF and JPEG. Occasionally, Paint does not allow users to use some colors, which leads to Microsoft problems.
Formats supported by Paint and associated Microsoft problems
Bitmap images or BMP format stores images in device-independent graphical formats. The users can save images only in a small range of colors; 24-bit – being the highest number of colors Paint will allow, 256 color – a much smaller palette, 16 color- a still smaller palette and monochrome – which is simple black and white. Anything beyond this color range will give you Microsoft problems.
Graphical Interchange Format or GIF, is an extension of BMP. Using this format, a maximum of up to 256 colors can be used. The colors are chosen from a 24-bit RBG space. However, this will limit the color range of the original picture, altering them to fit the palette. This may cause troubles in some cases. Saving files in GIF format give more options than BMP.
JPEG format was created by the Joint Photographic Experts Group. This is a compressed form of the image. This supports up to 65535×65535 pixels. In this format, images lose the quality and the size is reduced much. Realistic images like photos will be best viewed in this format. Compared to stylized images or line arts, small pixelization and ratifications will not be noticed in these formats.
Working with Paint
The best way to learn painting is by playing with the tools in Paint. You get an idea about how they work and what are the tricks that can be applied with them. Try mixing colors to make combinations. Only through practice, the technique of using different brushes and strokes will come to you.
Experts say that when saving the images, avoid saving in BMP as you’ll have to compromise on the picture quality. I’d recommend GIF or PNG (this is also an extension of BMP) for normal users and JPEG for photographers and other professionals. For any clarifications regarding Paint program you can contact Microsoft any time.