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Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

Fear not Microsoft Paint fans, the beloved, 32-year-old user-friendly art program isn't going anywhere.

Social media was abuzz with nostalgic comments as people kept on reacting to speculations that Microsoft may discontinue with the software. Is it going away from Windows, yes, but that just means it's a free download in the Microsoft Store.

News of Microsoft on Monday planning to bring an end to MS Paint application with its Windows 10 Fall Creators update sent ripples among several online. "It's been wonderful to see so much love for our trusty old app", read a blog post. Besides the new feature, the new version will also have photo-editing and 2D creation, line and curve tools. However, Microsoft took note of the reaction to Paint's demise and chose to deliver the bereaved some good news. Besides Microsoft has not stated when precisely the Microsoft Paint will stop being a part of Windows. The basic functionality of Paint would be added to the newer program Paint 3D, but the traditional Paint program itself would be deemphasized. She says that the outpouring of support for MS Paint caught the company's attention and that it needs to clarify some things. "It's been incredible to see so much love for our trusty old app". However, the legendary application would not come pre-installed with Windows 10 operating system and instead exist as a standalone app in the 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.

"In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place".

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