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robie392
January 16th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Okay, I'm running Windows 7. It comes with a snazzy new MS Paint(I ABSOLUTELY DESPISE IT), it lacks the hot key commands(and EVERYTHING else) I came to rely on in NT Paint. Vista paint was very cool. I'm getting the "Unable To Create Blank Document" error when I try to run Vista Paint in Win 7, even with its support files. Could some please tackle that? So far Win 7 is cool, but i need vistas paint or no more spiriting for me =_=

Thank you for any help!

Zet
January 16th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Can't you just learn to adapt? I mean, we adapted to playing video games pretty damn fast and other programs, so why not adapt to the new paint?

twocows
January 16th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Here is the version of paint included with the current release of ReactOS. It has hotkeys and looks nearly identical to XP's and Vista's paint versions; plus, it's actually legal to redistribute, unlike that XP version linked two posts prior. I haven't been able to get it to print, but if you really need to, you can use Windows Image Gallery or even 7's Paint.
Can't you just learn to adapt? I mean, we adapted to playing video games pretty damn fast and other programs, so why not adapt to the new paint?
He doesn't want to; seems a valid enough reason for me. Besides, if it's really lacking keyboard shortcuts like he says, that's a huge strike to efficiency; navigation by keyboard is many times faster than navigation by mouse.

shot571
January 17th, 2010, 08:19 AM
if by hotkeys you mean ctrl+c and stuff. i have windows 7 home premium and it does have the. sorry if im wrong an stuff but i think thats what you mean.

.little monster
January 17th, 2010, 09:37 AM
Can't you just learn to adapt? I mean, we adapted to playing video games pretty damn fast and other programs, so why not adapt to the new paint?

He might be like me, you cant. The new paint has brushes that blend with the colors around it. I cant do the things I need if that occurs.

http://i50.tinypic.com/ilf2ue.png

The Red block is from Windows Seven's paint, see how it blends? I need it to do what happened in the blue block, no blending.

So, I had to downgrade. >:

Tyrannosaurus
January 19th, 2010, 04:23 AM
The new paint works fine, but I do miss some of the features, like the transparent pasting and whatnot.

Sora's Nobody
January 19th, 2010, 07:32 AM
What are you talking about i have windows 7 and that paint and you can easily transparent past

robie392
January 19th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Here is the version of paint included with the current release of ReactOS. It has hotkeys and looks nearly identical to XP's and Vista's paint versions; plus, it's actually legal to redistribute, unlike that XP version linked two posts prior. I haven't been able to get it to print, but if you really need to, you can use Windows Image Gallery or even 7's Paint.

He doesn't want to; seems a valid enough reason for me. Besides, if it's really lacking keyboard shortcuts like he says, that's a huge strike to efficiency; navigation by keyboard is many times faster than navigation by mouse.


I love you sorry but you just made my year Ive been looking for something similar for so long, i was thoroughly freaking out cause my game hasnt moved at all since i got win 7 =D its different but only the icons and i can adapt to that, you are pro!

DAHstra
January 24th, 2010, 05:06 PM
I liked Vista Paints ability to reduce the viewscreen smaller so that other items could be pasted onto that screen and you could move them around. I liked the HotKey rotation.

I got XP Paint to run fin in Win 7, but Vista Paint is a different animal. :-(

robie392
January 24th, 2010, 05:32 PM
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-get-the-good-old-ms-paint-without-ribbons-working-in-windows-7/ theres a method i got to work =D im so estatic



agreed alot of people would love to have it, were not asking for you to give us a copy cause obviously its illegal to redistribute, just a method for it to work.

Amachi
January 26th, 2010, 01:39 AM
Here is the version of paint included with the current release of ReactOS. It has hotkeys and looks nearly identical to XP's and Vista's paint versions; plus, it's actually legal to redistribute, unlike that XP version linked two posts prior. I haven't been able to get it to print, but if you really need to, you can use Windows Image Gallery or even 7's Paint.

He doesn't want to; seems a valid enough reason for me. Besides, if it's really lacking keyboard shortcuts like he says, that's a huge strike to efficiency; navigation by keyboard is many times faster than navigation by mouse.
You are a true bro, thanks a lot man.
Can't you just learn to adapt? I mean, we adapted to playing video games pretty damn fast and other programs, so why not adapt to the new paint?
Because for pixel artists, Windows 7 paint makes it quite difficult to adapt. I tried adapting and it wound up killing any motivation I had. It's really a crappy program compared to it's previous iterations.