A new Paint update is available for Insiders on the Canary and Dev Channels. The new bits add support for layers and transparency, which should help to make the legacy app a more capable image editor.
“You can now add, remove, and manage layers on the canvas to create richer and more complex digital art. With layers, you can stack shapes, text, and other image elements on top of each other,” the Windows Insider team explained.
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If you want to use multiple layers on a picture, there’s a new Layers button in the app’s toolbar. There, you can add new layers to the canvas, re-order them, and more.
This new Paint update is also adding support for transparency. This will be useful when working with multiple layers, and Paint recently added a new background removal tool as well.
The Windows Insider team said today that support for layers and transparency in Paint will roll out gradually to Insiders on the Canary and Dev Channel. If you don’t see them after updating the app, you’ll have to wait until Microsoft push these features to all Insiders.