MS Paint to stay in new home

Geronimo Vena
Luglio 25, 2017

In its response, Microsoft also said that a new app - Paint 3D - will be available when the Windows 10 update is released, with this app set to receive continuing feature updates.

Microsoft had chose to axe its long-standing basic graphics editing program in its new version of Windows 10 but its loyal users turned the doomed fate of the app.

Netizens reacted with memes - made aptly with Paint - mourning the end of the program.

"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 unbelievable to see so much love for our trusty old app", Megan Saunders, Microsoft's general manager of the "3D for Everyone" initiative, wrote in a blog post. "It's been wonderful to see so much love for our trusty old app", they continued, confirming that Paint wouldn't be going anywhere.

MS Paint

And as if that wasn't enough, the OG Paint will still be available for free download from the Windows Store.

Paint was first released in 1985 on Windows 1.0, but rumors of its demise started circulating yesterday after a blog post from Microsoft titled Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update went viral.

"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", the company said.

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