How to Alter a Digital Photo in Microsoft Paint

by eHow Computers Editor

You can easily alter your digital photos by using Microsoft Paint. This program is included with Windows and is a great way to quickly alter your photos. Keep reading to find out how you can use selections, colors, lines and shapes to alter your digital photos in Microsoft Paint.

Open Microsoft Paint by choosing the Windows "Start" menu, pointing to "All Programs, choosing "Accessories" and click on "Paint."

Choose the "File" menu and click "Open" to open a digital photo you have previously saved.

Use the "Look In" menu in the "Open" dialog box to browse to where you have your digital photos saved. Click on the file to select it and click the "Open" button to open the selected photo.

Use the "Free-form Select" or "Select" tools to select the part of the digital photo you would like to remove. Use the "Delete" key on your keyboard to delete these selections or use your mouse to move the selections to a different portion of the photo.

Add to or enhance the colors of your digital photo by using the "Pencil," "Brush" or "Airbrush" tools from the Microsoft Paint toolbox. You can choose the colors you wish to use at the bottom of the Paint application.

Type text onto any part of your digital photo by selecting the "Text" tool from the Paint toolbox. You can then click anywhere on the photo and type text with your keyboard.

Add lines and shapes to your digital photo by using the "Line," "Curves," "Rectangle," "Polygon, "Ellipse" and "Rounded Rectangle" tools.

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