MS Paint is here to stay, confirms Microsoft

Randall Craig
July 26, 2017

Paint, which has been around for 32 years, remains a popular app among many Windows users, despite its lack of unique functionality - there are free, web-based apps that are capable of significantly more in comparison. But after a swift and passionate outpouring from fans and longtime users praising the rudimentary graphics software, the company has released a follow-up statement reassuring nostalgic MS Paint devotees that the program won't be disappearing all together, according to an updated article from Smithsonian. There were several posts on social media saying RIP MS Paint and Microsoft an overwhelming response for the program. "It's been awesome to see so much love for our trusty old app".

So, in the coming days, you need to manually download the MS Paint app from the Windows Store in order to use it. Yes, Microsoft is soon going to remove one of its oldest running apps for the computer system-the Paint!

Saunders acknowledged the pleas of Paint fans who didn't want this longtime app to go away.

However, it appears that the app will not come pre-installed in Windows 10 Creators Update versions. Yes, you will be able to use Paint, but you'll have to keep in mind to go to the Windows Store to download the app. Microsoft also took the opportunity to promote Paint 3D, its entirely rewritten approach to Paint. As the name suggests, 3D Paint, apart from having many of Paint's original features, will allow users to add 3D objects and imagery to their creations in a completely new interface. Paint may be standard when it comes to quick, simple sketches, but it has been far outpaced by other options. "In addition to the new 3D capabilities, numerous MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D".

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