Microsoft keeps Paint in its software palette

  • Microsoft keeps Paint in its software palette

Microsoft keeps Paint in its software palette

Fans of the application will be able to take solace in a Paint 3-D version launched early this year. After hearing a outpouring of support for its Microsoft Paint program, Microsoft has said it will keep MS Paint available as a download from the company's Windows Store.

News broke yesterday that the drawing program, a staple of the Windows system since 1985, was moved to the list of features that will be deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The software may have been simple in its offerings but features such as the ability to adjust imagery pixel-by-pixel, have been a major draw for professional artists and amateurs alike. Time will tell, when the Paint officially gets killed! "It's been fantastic to see so much love for our trusty old app". Besides Microsoft has not stated when precisely the Microsoft Paint will stop being a part of Windows.

But such has been the backlash the organisation have reneged on their original decision surrounding Paint, confirming the program would be available for free from the Windows Store. That's another problem Microsoft has with their customers, they don't announce things like this very well if at all.

The company had introduced Paint 3D along with MS Paint in April this year which had 3D image-making tools and basic 2D image editing. Whether, like Clippy, Windows users will celebrate or decry Paint's removal, it will be a moment in the history of Windows as one of its longest-standing apps is put out to pasture. While this won't be much of an issue for home users, there are many companies which don't give access to Windows Store on their office computers.

Saunders didn't say when Paint would be transitioned over to a Store app, nor did she mention whether it would still be developed-or just preserved in amber.