Good news for all the Windows users and of course, MS Paint fans. Microsoft retains MS Paint and the good 32-year-old app will not leave its fans and is to stay with the Windows OS.
MICROSOFT RETAINS MS PAINT
Microsoft listed Paint as ‘not in active development and might be removed in future releases’. But now, Microsoft has confirmed its presence in Windows.
Megan Saunders, General Manager, Windows Experiences wrote in a blog,
Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app. Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint, we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news –“MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon”
There was a news that Microsoft Windows 10 update would not include Microsoft Paint in its OS. In fact, it was believed to be true given the fact that the app was included in their ‘features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update’ list.
The users used every opportunity on the social media to express their feelings for their favorite feature. Therefore, there were emotions of love and sorrow for the end of MS Paint.
Probably, this might be a reason why the makers decided not to remove this feature. Instead, Paint will now have a ‘new home soon’ in the Windows Store.
The software will no longer be included in the default installation of Windows. The Windows Store will have the app for free along with its new Paint 3D app. Consequently, Users who require it will have to install it.
The new Paint 3D app will have features like photo editing, line and curve tools. This program is aimed towards Surface Pen users, letting users put together faux-3D illustrations.