Why isn't transparency working in MS Paint?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and am using the standard pre-installed version of MS Paint.

My issue is with the "transparency" function when dragging and dropping selection shapes. I make sure to have the "transparent selection" box checked before dragging and dropping. Sometimes it works fine. More often than not, there is no transparency at all, or the selected area is mostly transparent with bizarre irregularly shaped areas being non-transparent.

I have no idea when this started happening or what behavior I may be doing to trigger it. I have searched fruitlessly online for a patch or fix.

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Last updated August 17, 2020 Views 4,952 Applies to: