JSPaint is a free web-based remake of Microsoft Paint, a basic but popular image editor for the Windows operating system.
Microsoft Paint is still included in Windows at this point in time -- the last feature update was the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update -- but Microsoft plans to remove it from Windows 10 eventually.
The company plans to release it as a Store application at that point so that users who want to use it can download it.
Head over to the official website http://jspaint.ml/ to get started. I tested the application in several modern web browsers, and it worked in all of them.
The interface resembles an older version of Microsoft Paint, not the latest version that is included in newer versions of Windows. The color palette is at the bottom of the screen for instance and not at the top.
You can start painting right away or load images from the local system or an URL instead. JSPaint even supports dragging and dropping images from the local interface on the browser window to load them.
Click on the sidebar tools to use them, or use the menus at the top to make modifications. Images can be saved using the File menu, printed, or set as the desktop background.
All tools and function work as you'd expect them to. I did not notice huge delays when using tools, but your mileage may vary depending on how powerful your machine is.
JSPaint is an excellent remake of Microsoft Paint that you can run in any modern browser. Its practical use is limited, however. If you need a fast loading image editor for the desktop, you may want to use a desktop program for that instead as it will load faster and is less restricted than JSPaint. Windows users can take a look at the excellent Paint.net.
Still, if you work in a restricted environment, you may find JSPaint useful for quick edits.
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