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Fresh Paint for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft’s super cool, must-have app Fresh Paint, now available for Windows Phone 8

If you want to “unleash your inner artist” then you will want to grab the amazing Fresh Paint app for Windows Phone 8. The popular app was released awhile back for Windows 8 and it brings the ability to basically paint and create original artwork right from your phone or tablet.

The app itself is relatively easy to use and straightforward, making it a simple choice for those of you want to paint on-the-go. Likewise, with the phone version you can take advantage of your phone’s camera to snap a pic and then hand color it in. Paint your cat, paint a statue, paint your boss...whichever floats your boat, we suppose.

Fresh Paint for Windows Phone 8

From the app description:

"Unleash your inner creative with Fresh Paint – the ultimate canvas for your big ideas.  Fresh Paint is a fun and easy to use painting app. Create original artwork or turn photos into beautiful paintings automatically. From whimsical pictures of your friends to amazing landscapes, Fresh Paint enables you to create anything."

  • Realistic oil paint and brushes
  • Transform photos into paintings with artistic camera lenses
  • Easy sharing with a tap, text message, email or SkyDrive
  • Custom mix colors to create the perfect shades

The technology behind Fresh Paint is quite impressive on both the phone and Windows 8 version. It should be ideally suited for kids and adults who have a penchant for drawing or painting.

Pick it up here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only. Free. 22 MB. 1GB of RAM required. 

Thanks, Andrew K., for the tip!

QR: Fresh Paint



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Fresh, Microsoft!

mohannad087 says:

Look's great app..lets give it a try

Lumia 8x says:

Express yourself! Ahhh do it! Gonna play the song whenever I use this app like the commercial.

sdreamer says:

Now all we need it stylus support in WP Blue, and Nokia can release an uber cool phablet that can take awesome photos and run advanced photo editing, and the Galaxy Note would be history.

blackhawk556 says:

Stop being naive. It would take billions in marketing and at least a decade in order for Nokia to start damaging the galaxy brand to the point of making it "history".

Flagz says:

And people said Samsung will never damage the iPhone brand, ever, in history. Things change quicker than you think, I remember when there was no Galaxy now look few years later and it holds the marketshare, few year people can say the same for the Lumia. Fastest growing rate if any smartphone OS is a pretty big feat.

FeedTheShark says:

I got a Galaxy 4 years ago, nobody knew what it was. People laughed and carried their iPhones. Now all those people have Galaxies, while i have my Lumia. Give it two years and the Galaxy will be in a very different position.

Rockartisten says:

A decade? This is tech, anything can happen. Although, I believe Iphone will the one slowly blowing away like a fart in the wind within the next 2 years.

wpgeek820 says:

Fart in the wind. Lol

K_lando says:

well, he is 'sdreamer', right? Can't be mad at this dreams, can you?

freshfelicio says:

Do you still don't understand Microsoft's strategy? Apple: iOS for phone and tablet, OSX for PC. Microsoft: Windows Phone for phones, Windows 8 for tablets and PCs. To damage the Galaxy Note there is the smaller screen support in Windows 8.1, which already has better stylus support than the Galaxy Note, just look at digital inking on the Surface Pro.

R0bR says:

Yes, most understand their strategy but they move at a snails pace and are always in catch up mode for the basic of features.

rahul4aug says:

why not for wp7.8? /s

poddie says:

Because it's a dead platform that is being phased out. Sorry. I do understand the want for 7.x versions, but I'm not sure it's reasonable to expect a whole lot of new app dev for it.

sueha says:

Did you see the /s tag?

poddie says:

I did.  But I don't know what it means.  I take it that indicates sarcasm or something?

K_lando says:

it means 'shenanigans', you should try it.  /s

poddie says:

You're right, that does feel good

James8561 says:

get a new phone. /s

I hate to say it man but the 7.x is not going to receive the love that wp8 gets. If it makes you feel any better I have apps that I purchase on wp7 that I can't get on wp8.

iyae says:

I'm working on a photo app for WP7. The plan was to then upgrade it to WP8 (easy right?)...wrong. Never again. I'm going to have to code it all from scratch for WP8. What runs fine on WP7 (and on WP8 as a WP7 app) flips out when upgraded to WP8. Complete headache.

DavidinCT says:

Yea, same here, I talked to Microsoft and got a refund for all the apps that I paid for on WP7 that WILL not run on WP8....
A few games I really missed too.....

I wonder if it it's too late

metrop021 says:

Should work on low memory devices right?
Update: Nope :( it need the extra memory for its crazy physics simluator.

RiyanR says:

Not on my Lumia 520

rohanwesz says:

neither on the Lumia 720 :-(((

Must be part of the 2% lol

ilumianate says:

pretty cool. here's to hoping those bing apps (news, finance, travel, ...) are next.

doomtuba says:

Seriously! I want Bing Finance, News and Sports on my phone!

saket87 says:

I would also want those apps in my phone.

Dadstar0410 says:

Yes!! I don't like having loads of news apps on my phone. Just give me one for news and one for sports. Those apps are fantastic.

ruthietootie says:

Yeah! Love it with W8

Denis Padua says:

require 1GB ram.

kaynachtsman says:

Finally paint on The go :D

kwajr says:

Love it on my tablet

why? I got 1 GB ram prob here!

Microsis says:

lol "paint your boss" - Gonna need a bigger canvas... OHHHHHHHHHHH!! snap.

RiyanR says:

Why does this need 1GB of RAM?

ahmedjan87 says:

Because it uses heavy physics

crazygonzo says:

Yeah, nice going there Microsoft. Winning the hearts and minds of Lumia users, only half of your customers won't be able to use it (520, 620, 625, 720).

jfreiman says:

Its about time Microsoft creates some cross platform apps for Windows 8/Phone 8.
Now if we could get the full Bing News app on WP and Bing Music on Surface that would be something! :D

Aryan Angel says:

So, I can run a heavy ass game like asphalt 7 on my phone but can't run this lil painting app? K

agm353 says:

There are lots of physics involved..

I didn't get to enjoy Fresh paint on a touchscreen on windows 8. But finally I can enjoy it on my phone! Thanks goes to MSFT

AccentAE86 says:

I LOVE this on my tablet.  But the phone version lacks it's most killer awesome feature: pressure sensitivity.  That is where the REAL power and artisitic capabilities of fresh paint lies.  And unfortunately, phone digitizers are not digipen and pressure sensitive.  This app seriously comes ALIVE with pressure sensitivity.  

Vistaus says:

Ever heard of the Samsung S-Pen? And the fact that you can use Lenovo's pressure sensitivity stylus on phones?

AccentAE86 says:

Huh?  Because you can run MS Fresh Paint on a Galaxy Note?  Speaking in the context of phones that can ACTUALLY run this app, there are no pressure sensitive digitizer options available.  The S-Pen is irrelevant in this discussion.  

Vistaus says:

I meant that you can buy the S-Pen and use it on your Windows Phone/Windows tablet.

AccentAE86 says:

What?  You can't use an S-Pen on a Nokia Lumia; it won't work!  Unless you coated the tip in metal.  And there would be NO pressure sensitivity at all, it would only register a touch just like your finger would.  Pressure sensitivity has to be built into the device.  A digitizer pen doesn't magically give you pressure sensitivity.  

Vistaus says:

Pressure sensitivy, alright, I agree that that has to be built into the device. But I can confirm that the S-Pen (aside from the pressure sensitivity) works fine on a Lumia without coating the tip in metal.

AccentAE86 says:

That's funny, because I had a couple people try the S-pen from a Note II on their super sensitive Lumias, and they said it did absolutely nothing.

Goodeye says:

Yes you can use it because it has capacitative screen capabilities but why spend the money on an extra one when it's main feature won't do you any good?
The main point of the S-pen is it has the "wacom" pressure sensitive capabilities built into it. That requires that the screen has the appropriate digitizer built into it. Which Windows Phones currently do not have.

Which is why my feature rich wacom stylus on my Surface Pro isn't anything more than a simple capacitative stylus on my wifes Surface RT.

AccentAE86 says:

Seriously? Because I use a Wacom Intuos 4 pen, and it does absolutely NOTHING on my 920, 820, 810, and 620. I also have a Lenovo Wacom pen from my X220 Tablet and same thing, does NOTHING.

Are you guys using magic styli enchanted with fairy dust or something?

Robert Grant says:

No they're not; read Goodeye's post (the one you replied to) again.

aerosmillie says:

Works really well...better performance than on RT

Joel H18 says:

I thought GDR2 for T-Mobile 8X came out today? .. What happened .. I've gotten no update?!

Vistaus says:

Cool! Until I read the 1 GB of RAM thing... so a no-go for me because I have the Lumia 720.

I know how that feels bro

JoRdaNeK says:

Dem same feels :(

MrDaedra says:

So much supported languages! Very good for MS.

izzykahn says:

Awesome!! XD

Juzz Tianz says:

Have been waiting so long for this, but the 1GB RAM requirement turns me downnnn away. :'(

max_blunk says:

I know that feel bro

erfanullah says:

wow I didn't expect this!

dynamic_cast says:

This makes me a great day! Keep it up!

mr toes says:

Im glad you are now a great day

needs 1 gb of ram

max_blunk says:

1gb RAM? WTF!

remmo says:

This is part of the 1% of apps that will not run with less than 1GB RAM

harkaran 77 says:

i have noticed dat every new relese nowdays requires 1 gb ram,,!!!##

DavidinCT says:

Next time get a phone with at least 1gb.... so you wont run into this problem any more. OR sell it and buy a new phone wiht 1gb....
It does seem like that.... Not sure why Microsoft released phones that would not run some big apps on the platform, I know cost comes into it but, in the real world, how much different is it to put 1gb over 512mb ? Can't see it costing more than $10-20 in the cost of things...

lucktr says:

Ha! Surprisingly AWESOME!!! 810 guy ;)

vincentw56 says:

I made a happy little tree.

robhood says:

Was just going to download it then I saw the 1GB requirement :'( although they are 1%, these apps are the high profile ones that people actually care about.

JoRdaNeK says:

+512 of shite ram

freshfelicio says:

Does it sync my paintings over SkyDrive with the Windows 8 App? Would be cool!

dlnorton2014 says:

Hey, Dan! What do you take those pictures with for the articles? They look pretty great! 

Wow, real great app.

Nejcooo says:

wow it neeeds 1GB while almost all games including angry birds, monster burner work fine on 512MB phones

Robert Grant says:

Those are two of the simplest games in the world :)

Been looking for something like this for a while on Windows Phone .. Finally. Works good so far

Paola1993 says:

1GB RAM required? Bullshit. Don't sell phones with stupid specs that you won't fully support then.

lonbraj says:

Lumia 520 here. Really disappointed. I'm okay not having top tier games but apps?! :/

AhmedEltawil says:

Lovely news. Hopefully we see more and more cross Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 apps.

mikosoft says:

I was happy to install it till I got to the 1Gig requirement. After that I was like

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tejayjk says:

What about the guys with 512 mb ram devices?
"1 GB" my foot!!
Over a decade ago used to play GTA Vice City on my crappy PC with 256 MB RAM. Its becoming a trend to somehow discriminate consumers with low-end phones on almost every platform except iOS, cos it have no low-end devices. Earlier,256 MB RAM was min requirement for WP7 & Lumia 710 with 512 MB RAM enjoyed all the premium apps leaving behind the poor 610 & 510. And now 512 MB RAM is the min requirement for WP8, hence the guys with HTC 8S & Lumia 520,620 & even 720 are suffering. I know that games require superior graphic performance that low RAM devices can't afford but this is not the case with apps.

Anyways, am glad that this time I bought a high end Lumia 920 over my old Lumia 610.