How To Change an Image Background in MS Paint

Adding vivid backgrounds can touch up images. This task can be easily done using MS Paint. MS Paint is an uncomplicated graphics editing program present in all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Here are some helpful pointers to follow if you want to change an image background in MS Paint using a computer running on Windows XP.

  1. Access the MS Paint program on your computer. Click on the green Start button for the menu to pop up. Point your mouse to the All Programs item and another menu will appear. Locate the option Accessories from the list and direct the mouse pointer to it. From the cascading menu that pops up, highlight and click the item Paint.
  2. Load the image onto MS Paint. Click on the File tab from the menu bar for a dropdown list to appear. Highlight and select the second option Open by clicking on it once. Doing so should pull up the Open dialog box. Now, click on the dropdown arrow right beside the Look in: section. Browse through the various data files to look for the specific image you want to have the background changed. Once the image is located, click on the Open button for the image to be finally loaded onto MS Paint.
  3. Start the process of changing the background. There are various available tools on MS Paint that will enable you to change the image background. But first, choose a color for the background. All available colors are displayed at the bottom left corner of the MS Paint window. Click on the desired color once. Now, you will need to choose a painting tool from the toolbar found at the left hand portion of the screen. If you want a solid, wide-tipped painting tool, then you should click on the Brush icon. If you want to use a painting tool with a grainy effect, then click on the Airbrush icon. After selecting a painting tool, direct your mouse pointer to the image and start painting on the background. Do so until all the desired spots on the background are covered.

You have to properly store the newly retouched image afterwards. To do this, click on the File tab for the dropdown menu to appear. Highlight and click on the fourth option Save As for the dialog box of the same title to appear. Go to the Save in: section and assign a save location for the file. Now, assign a name to the file by typing it in the empty text field right beside the File name: section. Finally click on the Save button for the image to be stored on your computer.


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