All Files Saving a Scene in Paint It is important to regularly save your scene. As you make changes to a scene, an asterisk (*) appears in the title bar beside the scene name to indicate that the scene contains unsaved changes. In Paint, you can only make changes to drawings in a scene, not to the scene's structure or set-up. When you save in Paint, all the changes you made to the loaded drawings are saved to the database. How to save a scene Do one of the following In the top menu, select File > Save. Press Ctrl + S (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + S (macOS).