First post, by lafoxxx
I always used old pbrush/mspaint (win95-XP version). I even it copied to system32 and called it "mspnt.exe" so I could quick-launch it using "Run...".
New mspaint from Win7 onwards is glitchy/poorly written (bad hotspot pixel location in cursors, flickering text box which is not really transparent but takes a screenshot of whatever's underneath it, complains about "at least 1x1 size" when you shrink the image, etc. ), lacks useful features (invert colors) though there are some useful features like Ctrl+Mousewheel to Zoom.
Are there any (newer) apps which can replace the old mspaint, and not be as bad as the new one?
Lightweight (ideally -- single .exe), few kb
No fancy stuff (like these "smear" brushes in Win7+ mspaint). Think ZSoft Paintbrush/Deluxe Paint tool set (pixelated).
Ctrl+Mousewheel to Zoom support
Ideally old mspaint with Ctrl+Mousewheel would be great, though I'm not sure if it exists.
I do have Photoshop, but it's too complex for required tasks, takes a while to open. GIMP is worse.