Cause: The Windows Paint program is a basic graphics editing program. You can open existing graphics files and make changes to them, or you can freehand your own files. In order to use Paint, you’ll need to spend some time with the Help files, which you can find on Paint’s Help menu. There are a number of options and features that you can use to edit and manage graphics files, but you’ll need to invest some time in learning about those features.
Tip: The new Paint program in Windows XP has some new features that did not exist in older versions of Windows. For example, Paint can now work with many different file types, rather than just bitmap files.