Category: Main Multimedia Graphics Graphics Editing Paint Windows NT and Windows XP


Windows NT/2k/XP version.

The Windows XP versions are capable of saving in jpeg format.

Application Details:

Version: Windows NT and Windows XP
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.1-staging

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What works

Everything works well. Including printing (on my HP Laserjet) which never worked years ago when I set this up.

On previous version of Wine I copied mspaint.exe into the system32 folder and ran it out of there. On Linux Mint 17 (64bit) that didn't work.

To get Paint working I did the following:

- Copy mfc42u.dll from a XP installation to Wine's C:/windows/system folder.

- Copy gdiplus.dll to Wine's C:/windows/system32 folder. Note: With Wine 1.6 the dll was already there, in that case skip this step.

- Copy mspaint.exe to a folder in the Program Files. You should be able to run it out of there and it works great!

What does not

Nothing that I could tell.


What was not tested

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 37 x86_64Feb 16 20238.1-stagingN/A Yes NoPlatinumJonathan Lopez 
ShowLinux Mint 20.3 "Una"Mar 19 20227.0N/A Yes YesGoldJonathan Lopez 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 29 20194.0.2N/A Yes NoPlatinumAdam Taylor 
CurrentLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Nov 05 20141.6.2N/A Yes PlatinumAdam 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Sep 21 20131.7.2Yes Yes GoldDaniel Dias 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
35984 Leftover pixels in Microsoft Paint when using Rectangle tool with thick border UNCONFIRMED View
35985 Microsoft Paint draws rounded-corner rectangle instead of sharp corner UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Take the file mspaint.exe from your Windows XP/NT/2000 system folder, as well as the file MFC42U.DLL. Put these both in the same folder somewhere with wine.


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