Microsoft to keep Paint program after 'outpouring of support' from fans

After 32 Years Microsoft Is Killing Off Paint For Good

Instead of deprecating Paint in Windows 10 (which seemed to many to be the first step toward oblivion), Saunders said Microsoft would release MS Paint in the Windows Store as a free app. "MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free", Saunders wrote.

But then again, one of the main reasons that people are attached to paint is its simplicity and basic artistic features. Interestingly, Microsoft seems to have forgotten to move the "View Account" option from the ellipsis menu to the account menu.

However, on July 24, Microsoft turned the page and revealed that MS Paint would not be completely removed.

The original Microsoft Paint will still be available, but because the upcoming Paint 3D falls as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the tech giant is pushing to get everyone to give it a shot.

Microsoft this week announced that Insiders can now choose to "skip ahead" to testing the next version of Windows 10 after the Fall Creators Update.

Not nearly as effective as 'Adobe Photoshop or 'CorelDraw', it lacks advanced functionalities and didn't even save the files in JPEG form until Windows '98. The changes don't really change the core functionality of the app, so they are likely being tested to improve the user-experience.

Back in April, Microsoft released its Windows 10 Creators Update, which introduced their newest editing software, Paint 3D.

The removal of MS Paint has clearly not been accepted well by people all over the world. With today's update, Windows Store now has a dedicated section for your account-related settings on the header which means Microsoft is essentially splitting up the settings into two different sections. "It's been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app", said Saunders, in a statement.

"So, thanks for all the MS Paint love, keep the feedback coming via the Paint 3D app, and keep creating!"

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