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How to open Paint in Windows 11 quickly and easily


The paint is a simple photo editor and very efficient, which has been present in Windows since its most archaic versions, the only problem is that in today’s Microsoft operating systems this editor has lost much importance until it is practically in the shadows. That’s why many users have asked us how to open Paint in Windows 11 because the truth is that in some cases the program is well hidden. Well, do not worry that today in TutoWin10 you will have doubts, because we will teach you the necessary steps to access this application in the simplest possible way.

What is Paint and what is it for?

E o graphic editing program available on Microsoft operating systems from Windows 1.0. Many of the Paint options are standard in other similar programs. However, this tool is for those who want it start editing images as it serves as a perfect bridge to reach the use of other more advanced publishers.

Where is Paint in Windows 11? 2021

On Windows 11 We can access this tool in several different ways. Then you will learn 4 of them, so you have a choice.

Open Paint from the search engine

  1. All you have to do is go to the search engine and type «Paint» (without quotes).
  2. We will enter the best match.

Search engine paint.

If the program does not appear, it is because you do not have it as standard in your operating system, do not worry that you can always install Paint in Windows following the instructions in this tutorial or even uninstall it if it does not convince you.

I also remind you that you can use the classic version of this web image editor 👈 by following these instructions.

From the command line

Another way to access this tool is through the command prompt, so just follow these instructions:

  1. We enter the search engine.
  2. We wrote «CMD» (without quotes).
  3. access «Order prompt».

cmd windows 11.

Once a black screen appears, we’ll write «Mspaint» (without the quotation marks) and press Enter.

mspaint command prompt.

From the PowerShell

Another way to access this editor is through Windows PowerShell, so we just have to press the Start menu located at the bottom left and select the mentioned tool from the pop-up menu.

Windows 11 power shell.

Once a blue screen appears, we’ll write «Mspaint» (without the quotation marks) and press Enter.

PowerShell mspaint.

Open the painting with a shortcut

We will also need to create a shortcut for Paint, for this it will be enough to follow these steps:

  1. We place the cursor on the desktop and right-click with the mouse and select «New».
  2. In the pop-up menu we access the option «Direct access».

shortcut wins 11.

  1. In the location of the element we are writing «Mspaint» (without quotes).
  2. Let’s go to «Next».

Paint with direct access.

  1. We write a name in our abbreviation.
  2. Let’s go to «Finish».

create a Paint shortcut.

And now we can open Paint from a shortcut on the Windows 11 desktop. However, if you have any problems following the instructions, you can always leave me a comment and I will try to respond as soon as possible.

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