Microsoft continues to improve the Paint graphic editor. Now, the corporation is adding layers and transparency features to it 38 years after the application was launched, writes BleepingComputer.

The long-awaited features will be available in Paint 11.2308.18.0 or later.

“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,” said the company regarding the function of layers.

Microsoft finally adds layers and transparency to Paint

The transparency feature will allow you to open and save transparent PNG files. Transparent areas of the image will be distinguished by a striped background.

It was recently reported that Microsoft is testing a tool to remove backgrounds in the Paint program that is built into Windows 11. The feature allows you to remove the background from any image with just one click. It is now available to Windows insiders on the Dev and Canary channels.