JSPaint is a web-based Microsoft Paint remake

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 18, 2018

JSPaint is a free web-based remake of Microsoft Paint, a basic but popular image editor for the Windows operating system.

Microsoft announced some time ago that it would deprecate Microsoft Paint in favor of the new Paint 3D UWP application that it introduced in the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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.

Closing Words

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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  1. Donovan Jones said on December 1, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    it is now jspaint.app, not ms

  2. anon said on January 21, 2018 at 8:52 am

    on linux check out kolourpaint, it’s just like MS paint but even better

  3. MajorTom said on January 18, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    This is great. I really dislike the new Paint 3D in Windows 10. Would be nice to convert more of these older programs Microsoft has retired to web programs.

  4. Stefan said on January 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Paint XP for Windows 7

    Standalone old MS Paint program that allows you to get your old XP Paint interface in Windows 7.
    One of the major user interface changes in Windows 7 is that the addition of ribbon interface to Paint program.
    The new ribbon interface is really handy to navigate between the options, but many old XP users are missing their favorite old interface. If you are also missing the good old simple user interface of the Paint program, then no need worry anymore.
    You can also run the old XP standalone Paint and Windows 7 Paint simultaneously. So, you can now experience Windows XP Paint program in Windows 7 (or Windows 10) as well.


    Before installing it disable Your internetconnection. It will nag You about that some files can’t be downloaded – ignore it and continue the installation. (This is valid if it still uses the installer i used a while ago)

  5. No Certificate No Gain said on January 18, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Website doesn’t have an HTTPS certificate, sorry, not opening that one under any circumstances! We live in 2018 with Let’s Encrypt!(TM) free certificates and he’s too lazy to have one?

    1. poe said on January 19, 2018 at 4:57 am

      Unless you’re drawing porn, no need for HTTPS to hide your drawing

      1. No Certificate No Gain said on January 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm

        @poe It has little to do with privacy, do you want someone putting a Coinhive js iframe when visiting an HTTP website? Do you know that ISPs here in my hiphophole of a country occasionally put ads in HTTP connections?

    2. Stefan said on January 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      @No Certificate No Gain – what use do we have of encryptions when NSA already have the backdoors ?

      1. No Certificate No Gain said on January 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm

        @Stefan (1) The NSA isn’t the only adversary in a typical threat model; (2) Even your assumption isn’t correct, as leading info sec folks like Bruce Shneier have said, the NSA didn’t break TLS.

  6. pat said on January 18, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    they should remove ctrl+W shotcut option, it close the browser window

  7. Russell Mollot said on January 18, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    This article is a great “heads-up” to the Windows community. Would have appreciated some additional details on new capabilities of JSPaint, if any.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 18, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Other than downloading an image from an URL, I don’t think there is any.

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